On the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Lithuanian Jewish Victims of Genocide and the European Day of Jewish Culture.
On September 25, the conference "Diaspora and Heritage: The Shtetl" was held in Vilnius on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Lithuanian Jewish Victims of Genocide and the European Day of Jewish Culture. At the conference, different presentations were held throughout the day divided into three blocks. On the one hand, History and Memory, where the presentations offered new topics and insides on the state of the matter. The second block focused on the research projects, which include the projects on the Great Synagogue of Vilnius, the Lithuanian wooden synagogues (unique in the world) as well as works related to the places where mass murder was perpetuated during World War II World. The last block, where te AEPJ Director, Victor Sorenssen, gave a presentation on new models of Jewish Heritage Projects, focused on the preservation and promotion of Jewish Heritage, focusing on grassroots and community initiatives. The holding of this conference was an excellent opportunity to create a framework for dialogue, cooperation and exchange between cross-cutting initiatives in the field. From AEPJ we thank for the invitation to attend and to present at this conference.