A bit more than a year ago Lithuanian architect Tauras Budzys initiated a project to pay tribute to the 908 "Lithuanian Righteous Among the Nations" who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Since then, Tauras has put 100 special made tokens on their graves. Not only does he mark the graves, but he also draws a map so the grave can be found easily by anyone who wants to visit it. Tauras’ family is working on a webpage that will contain pictures, schemes with coordinates, and stories about the Righteous. You can check it out here www.teisuoliuatminimas.lt
By the way, the 100th Righteous, whose grave was marked, was Zenonas Grigaitis.
Zenonas (1918-2001) with his mother and stepfather provided a hiding place for eight Jews. Some of them came to Zenonas’ family by themselves, while others escaped from the ghetto by crawling through a hole made in the fence. Zenonas and his stepfather were waiting for them with their wagon. Sadly, this story doesn't have a happy ending, but Grigaitis and his family did their best to help others. They had the courage and willingness to keep humanity alive during horrible times. And they deserve to be remembered and honored for their noble act—as do the rest of the "Righteous Among the Nations".
However, this commemorative project cannot be done without you support. If you would like to contribute and allow us to continue this significant act.