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The Lithuanian Jews, Litvaks, performed an enormous and exact position not just in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, yet in a much wider context of Jewish existence and tradition in japanese Europe, too. The altering global round them on the finish of the 19th century and through the 1st a long time of the 20 th had a profound influence not just at the Jewish groups, but in addition on a parallel international of the "others," that's, those that lived with them facet through facet. Exploring and demonstrating this improvement from numerous angles is without doubt one of the issues and targets of this e-book. one other is the research of the Shoah, which ended the centuries of Jewish tradition in Lithuania: an international of its personal had vanished inside months. This publication, accordingly, "recalls" that vanished global. In doing so, it sheds new mild on what has been misplaced. The papers awarded during this assortment have been added on the foreign meetings in Nida (1997) and Tel?iai (2001), Lithuania. individuals got here from Israel, the united states, nice Britain, Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, and Lithuania.