The late Litvak Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen now has a special part within the hearts of Vilnius. A bronze statue of the famous singer-songwriter originally created by the sculptor Romualdas Kvintas was unvieled over the weekend. Vilnius mayor Remigijus Šimašius and wife Agnė Matulaitė were in attendance for the unvieling of the statue during a closed-door ceremony. The singer, song-writer and poet was of Jewish origin, and also had Lithuanian roots. The mother of Leonard Cohen was born in Kaunas in 1905, the daughter of a Jewish rabbi. The family emigrated to Canada in 1927. It is unfortanute that Cohen himself never had an opportunity to come to Lithuania.
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