Lietuvos Draugai      ייִדיש : פרײַנד פון ליטע

2020    The Year of the Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Jewish History    2020

The Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, has declared 2020 to be the Year of the Vilna Gaon and Lithuanian Jewish History. Here is the official program of activities.

We are encouraging wholehearted participation in the year's events. We are "Friends of Lithuania", an informal movement which fosters Lithuanian and Litvak friendship. Lithuania's Foreign Ministry will be using the hashtag #VieningaLietuva (United Lithuania) to promote tolerance. So we have accordingly named our website

In empathy with Lithuania's Jews, we take the opportunity to insist that the Republic of Lithuania satisfy a list of demands for bettering Litvak and Lithuanian relationships. As we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the Vilna Gaon (1720-1797), our chief demand is that the oldest Jewish cemetery, where he was buried, be gifted to Vilnius's Jews. The Soviets desecrated that cemetery by building a Sports Palace upon it, and we demand that the Lithuanian government give up all plans to convert that Sports Palace into a convention center.

Contact: Andrius Kulikauskas,, +370 607 27 665, Eičiūnų km, Butrimonių pšt, Alytaus raj, LT-64424, Lithuania.

Andrius Kulikauskas is the owner and publisher of the websites and


Friends of Lithuania,

children of Lithuania,

supporters of Lithuania,

foster the friendship

of Lithuanians, Litvaks

and all people

Puslapis paskutinį kartą pakeistas 2020 sausio 09 d., 22:38