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Jul
2
Tue
Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future @ Jews in Latvia Museum, Riga
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Riga Jewish Community, Museum “Jews in Latvia” and Museum of Romans Suta and Aleksandra Belcova (Riga, Latvia), in collaboration with the International Center of Litvak Photography (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Jewish Historical Institute (Warsaw, Poland) are sponsoring the International Conference “Art and the Holocaust: Reflections for the Common Future”. 
 
The aim of the conference is to present new researches about the relationships between the Holocaust and art (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, the art of commemoration), as well as the ways that individuals reacted towards atrocities, how they tried to preserve their human dignity, and how the traumatic experience of the Holocaust has influenced European society. 
Jul
16
Tue
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius
Jul 16 @ 17:30 – 18:30
Archaeology of the Holocaust @ Jewish community Vilnius | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Vilnius presentation of the new book by Dr. Richard Freund, the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford in Connecticut: The Archaeology of the Holocaust: Vilna, Rhodes, and Escape Tunnels.

Click to read more about the book

 

Jul
17
Wed
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 17 @ 16:00 – 17:00
Tour of Vilna synagogue excavation site @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

Jul
18
Thu
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site
Jul 18 @ 12:00 – 13:00
Tour of Vilna Great Synagogue excavations @ Vilna Great Synagogue site | Vilnius | Vilniaus apskritis | Lithuania

Take a guided tour of the ongoing archaeological excavations at the site of the destroyed Great Synagogue in Vilnius, where archaeologists have discovered the mikvehs and the foundations of the Bimah, among other things.

Jul
19
Fri
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania
Jul 19 @ 12:00 – 18:00
Dedication Synagogue Square memorial @ Jurbarkas, Lithuania | Jurbarkas | Tauragės apskritis | Lithuania

The official opening ceremony for a new memorial commemorating the memory of the Jews of Jurbarkas, Lithuania — in Yiddish, Yurburg.

The event will have several parts, including a concert at 2:30 pm by the choral group Aukuras from Klaipėda, at the Apparition of Christ Orthodox church. At 3:30 there will be a look back at the Synagogue Square Memorial Project at the Grybas Museum at Vydūno street no. 31, and at 4:30 there will be a meeting and discussion with the authors and creators of the memorial at the Jurbarkas Regional Public Library at Vilniaus street no. 4.

The municipality approved renaming the junction of Kauno and Kranto streets in the town center – The Synagogue Square.

This square, adjacent to the historical location of Yurburg’s two major Synagogues, was chosen as the site for a memorial dedicated to the Jewish Community of Yurburg. In April 2016, mayor Skirmantas Mockevicius asked Amir Maimon, the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Lithuania, to contact Israeli sculptor David Zundelovitch and his creative group CAN New Artists Collegium with a request to design and create the future memorial, with is a sort of urban land sculpture.

Click to see the Facebook page for the memorial

 

 

Jul
29
Mon
Jewish cemetery clean-up summer camp @ Jewish cemetery Vištytis, Lithuania
Jul 29 – Aug 10 all-day

Cemetery clean up summer camp

The Summer Camp in Vištytis aims to preserve the town’s Jewish heritage and prepare information and material for the inventory process of the local Jewish cemetery. Ultimately, it will help to understand about the situation of the cemetery as well as people who had been buried there. The inventory process will cover cleaning and tidying the cemetery from debris and excess of vegetation; digitisation and identifying coordinates of graves; identifying and copying legible inscriptions. Your volunteer work will be a vital part in making this almost lost information accessible to the public again.

The initiative is organized by the NGO Maceva- Litvak cemetery catalogue and Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, with the cooperation of the NGO Goodwill Foundation.

 

Sep
18
Wed
Jewish Heritage in Slovenia @ Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Jewish Heritage in Slovenia @ Center for Jewish Art, Jerusalem | Jerusalem | 0

An international conference on Jewish heritage in Slovenia. JHE director Ruth Ellen Gruber, who carried out the first survey of Jewish heritage in Slovenia, and JHE Contributor Michele Migliori are among the scheduled speakers.

 

Oct
1
Tue
Parallel Traces photo exhibit @ Museum of Jewish History of Girona
Oct 1 @ 19:00 – 21:30
Oct
24
Sat
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 24 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

Oct
25
Sun
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy
Oct 25 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Guided Jewish history walk @ Gorizia, Italy | Gorizia | Friuli-Venezia Giulia | Italy

A local theatre organizes a walking tour  of Jewish history and heritage in Gorizia, including the synagogue, former ghetto — and the Jewish cemetery, across the border in Slovenia. Participants will wear headphones and as they walk will hear a dramatized presentation keyed to places they are seeing, which will tell stories of people and their experiences linked to the city’s Jewish history.

Participants must reserve, and they also must wear face masks and follow social distancing measures.

On Sunday, October 25 — there will also be a tour at 10 a.m.

 

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