(JTA) — Lithuania’s second-largest city named a park for Emmanuel Levinas, a late Jewish philosopher who was born there before moving to France.
Levinas, whose writings greatly influenced Bernard-Henri Levy, another French Jewish thinker, was honored by the city council of Kaunas on Monday, the news site Jewish.ru reported.
Born to a Jewish family in 1905, Levinas left for France at the age of 18. His relatives who remained in Kaunas were all murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Kaunas already has a street named for Levinas and memorial plaque on the place of his birth.
In February, Jewish Lithuanians and the Simon …read more