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Karaites of New Trakai

Upon returning from battle in the Crimea, Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas settled the Karaites, both soldiers, and civilians (a total of 383 families) in a free area of the town of New Trakai between the two castles (the Peninsula Castle and the Island Castle) in 1398 [...]

A School of Karaites in New Trakai

The Karaites (Qaraites/Karaims) are the descendants of a Turkic tribe Kipchak, who were brought to Trakai in 1398 by Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas the Great [...]

Karaite Ethnographic Exhibition in New Trakai

Karaite Ethnographic Museum in New Trakai was built in 1938 on the initiative of the Karaite spiritual leader Seraya Shapshal in commemoration of the 540 year anniversary of the Tatars and Karaites in New Trakai and Lithuania [...]

Karaite Kenessa in New Trakai

A Karaite place of worship in New Trakai already stood in this place in the early 15th century. It was also wooden, as it is today, and burned down several times in history [...]