11 May, 2017
Organized by the nonprofit entity “Jerusalem of the North”
In partnership with:
Judaica Research Center at the Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
Lithuanian council for culture
The Great Vilna synagogue, built in 1633, was widely known in Europe for centuries as the center of spiritual, cultural and social life of the Jewish community. It was damaged during the Nazi occupation and totally demolished by the Soviets after the World War II. Archeological research proves that authentic remnants of the Great Vilna synagogue still remain buried 2 meters below the ground level. The aim of the conference is to discuss the commemoration aspects of the Great Vilna synagogue site, meeting its significance and modern heritage protection standards.
The working languages of the workshop will be English and Lithuanian.
Participation is free of charge but registration is required.