Discover Jewish Lithuania is not only a brand, but also a different way of unlocking Jewish cultural heritage in Lithuania – through various different stories, through different shtetls, and through augmented reality technology that would enable us to feel the 600 years of Jewish history in present day Lithuania.
Discover Jewish Lithuania will bring this experience through the mobile app that is available on iOS and Android mobile systems. It covers over 60 stories from the towns such as Ukmergė, Kėdainiai, Joniškis, Žagarė, Valkininkai, Degsnės, and of course the North Jerusalem – Vilnius. We hope that this app will help to rediscover the Litvak culture and heritage and help us understand the loss of it better.
Discover Jewish Lithuania app is part of the international project “Actualization and presentation of Jewish cultural heritage through mobile application”. During this project, not only the app has been created, but also there were 4 different expeditions organized to the towns that boast Jewish cultural heritage. The result of them together with the workshop that had been organized by the Norwegian partner Jazzmontør was 8 different video stories that are available on this site.
The project has been financed in large by the EEA Grants programme "Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage. Additional contributions were made by the Lithuanian council for culture, The Department of National Minorities, municipalities and other parties.