Lazar Institute

For the Research of WWII and the Holocaust


The Lazar Institute is committed to promote academic research, writing and publication of innovative works of a wide range of topics related to WWII and the Holocaust. The Institute is an independent non-partisan non-profit entity and is open to all.

Established in commemoration of the Lazar family members of Panevezys, Lithuania, who were murdered during the Holocaust and of those who survived and dedicated their lives to research and writing about the subject.


Our Mission

  • Promote the study and historical research of the Holocaust
  • Explore and expose unknown individuals and groups, and tell their stories in writing
  • Publish books, monographs, and articles in print and in digital
  • Access Holocaust related materials to the public worldwide
  • Commemorate the Lazar family members who perished in the Holocaust

The Lazar Family

Lazar family of Panevezys, Lithuania was one of million other families who had been torn apart during the Holocaust, many of its members perished and part of them survived after going through hardships and struggle.

Chaim Lazar and his wife Chaya Shapira Lazar had dedicated their life to Holocaust remembrance, through numerous articles in newspapers; books; and testimonies. in the 1970s they established The Museum of Combatants and Partisans in Tel Aviv, Israel, and regularly published a periodical containing rich original material, focusing on Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

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