One Century Of Seven

6 June 2019, saw the opening of our latest exhibition “One Century of Seven: Lietuva. Lita. Lite” The exhibition tells the history of Lithuanian Jews since their arrival to the territories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 14th Century to present day.

A thousand years ago, the name Litua was first mentioned in the Annals of Quedlinburg. Seven hundred years ago, Jews arrived in Lithuania when Grand Duke Gediminas invited merchants and craftsmen from Western Europe to settle. Over time, the Jews came to call the land Lite. Modern Lithuania is but a small part of what was once the Grand Duchy, and thus Lite – the land of Litvaks – encompasses a much broader area that includes present-day Belorus and parts of Ukraine.