Zasliai 18

Žasliai

The Old Cemetery

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The Town

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The Train Station

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Žasliai – Wikipedia

Žasliai – Wikipedia

Žasliai (Yiddish: זאָסלע‎ Zosle) is a small town in Kaunas County in central Lithuania. In 2011 it had a population of 644.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zasliai

Pinkas Hakehillot Lita: Zasliai

Pinkas Hakehillot Lita: Zasliai

54° 52′ / 24° 36′ Translation of the “Zasliai” chapter from  Pinkas Hakehillot Lita

Source: www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/pinkas_lita/lit_00283.html

Ziezmariai 18

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Inside

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Notice Boards

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Ziezmariai, Lithuania

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/ziezmariai/Home.html

Ziezmariai Synagogue One of a Handful of Surviving Wooden Synagogues in Europe
Žiežmariai Synagogue One of a Handful of Surviving Wooden Synagogues in Europe
 

LRT TV News Service LRT.lt When Lithuania joined the European Route of Jewish Cultural Heritage, the synagogue in Ziezmariai was chosen as the symbolic first site.

Source: www.lzb.lt/en/2017/10/11/ziezmariai-synagogue-one-of-a-handful-of-surviving-wooden-synagogues-in-europe/

Samantonys Farm Stay

My host was Arūnas. I was his first guest on airbnb.

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Samantonys Farm Home – Guesthouses for Rent in Samantonys, Lithuania

Samantonys Farm Home – Guesthouses for Rent in Samantonys, Lithuania

Private room in Samantonys, Lithuania. Homestead with organic/permaculture garden, sheep, bees, chicken, home baked bread, home made cheese, our honey, fresh eggs, pond with fish, Russian style sauna, bike rides. No TV, radio available on demand. Outhouse. Our location on Google Maps -…

Source: www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/26262331

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The dunny

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More views and breakfast

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With Barry Mann in Kaunas

 

 

Lita Shtetl Visits – 2018

Siauliai with Sania Kerbilis & Antonina Gainulina

 Panevezys with Gennady Kofman

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Master Yuter Family Tree

Panevezys Telephone Directory

Visitors Book

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With Gennady Kofman &  a scout group

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Panevezys Lithuania

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/panevezys/Home.html

Josvainiai with Laima Ardaviciene and Harry Gorfine (Australia)

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Ukmerge with Vida Pulkaunkiene & Arturas Taicos

Ukmerge, Lithuania

Plateliai – 2018

With Eugenijus Bunka

Litvak Land – Plateliai, Lithuania

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Jakovas Bunka Charity and Sponsorship Fund 

Jakovas Bunka Charity and Sponsorship Fund |

Dear friends, Jakovas Bunka Charity and Sponsorship fund has bought a piece of land about 1 km north from Plateliai. Close to the main road we created a

Source: jbfund.lt/our-plans/

Moze being restored

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Before restoration!

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Kazys Striaupa wood carving

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Kazys Striaupa wood carving – Žemaitijos parkas

Kazys Striaupa wood carving – Žemaitijos parkas

Kazys Striaupa wood carving – Žemaitijos nacionaliniame parke gausu lankytinų objektų, gamtos paminklų, ir pėsčiųjų takų, ekskursijų ir edukacinių užsiėmimų.

Source: zemaitijosnp.lt/en/veikla/products-of-trademark/medzio-meistro-k-striaupos-darbai/

Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas

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Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas

Žemaitijos nacionalinis parkas – tai gausybė lankytinų objektų, išsidėsčiusių aplink Platelių ežerą, gamtos paminklai, kultūriniai draustiniai ir vertybės.

Source: zemaitijosnp.lt/en/

Plateliai KehilaLink, Lithuania

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/plateliai/Home.html

Kuliai 2018

Kuliai – images from Eugenijus Bunkas’ collection

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Holocaust sites near the town

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The town

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Kuliai – Wikipedia

Kuliai – Wikipedia

Kuliai (Polish: Kule) is a town in Telšiai County, Lithuania. According to the 2011 census, the town has a population of 625 people.[1]

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuliai

Virtual Tour of Kuliai, Lithuania

Virtualus Kulių turas / Virtual Tour of Kuliai, Lithuania

Source: www.youtube.com/watch?v=owgE6ZgoHY4

Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman – Wikipedia

Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman – Wikipedia

Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman (1886–1969), יוסף שלמה כהנמן‬, was an Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva of the Ponevezh Yeshiva. He was a renowned Torah and Talmudic scholar, a distinguished member of the Council of Torah Sages of Agudath Israel.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosef_Shlomo_Kahaneman

Nosson Meir Wachtfogel – Wikipedia

Nosson Meir Wachtfogel – Wikipedia

Nosson Meir Wachtfogel (Hebrew: נתן מאיר וכטפוגל‎) (18 February 1910 in Kuliai, Lithuania – 21 November 1998 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA), known as the Lakewood Mashgiach, was an Orthodox rabbi and long-time mashgiach ruchani (spiritual supervisor) of Beth Medrash Govoha (the Lakewood Yeshiva) in Lakewood, New Jersey. He was one of the primary builders of that yeshiva into a world-class institution,[1] enacting the goals and direction set forth by its founding rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Aharon Kotler. He also helped establish “branches” of the Lakewood Yeshiva in dozens of cities, and pioneered the community kollel concept with the opening of combination Torah learning/outreach centers in the United States and other countries. A revered mentor and guide to thousands of students over a career that spanned more than 50 years, he was a strong advocate and prime example of musar study and working on one’s spiritual self-development.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosson_Meir_Wachtfogel

Warsaw-Vilnius-Klaipeda 18

Warsaw to Vilnius

I usually take the Lux bus. What a pleasure travelling this way, by plane. An hour fifteen minutes!

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Klaipeda Jewish Community Centre

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The Centre

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Klaipėda – Wikipedia

Klaipėda – Wikipedia

Klaipėda (Lithuanian pronunciation: [ˈkɫɐɪˑpʲeːdɐ],  listen (help·info); Samogitian name: Klaipieda, Polish name: Kłajpeda, German name: Memel), is a city in Lithuania on the Baltic Sea coast. It is the third largest city in Lithuania and the capital of Klaipėda County.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaipeda

Jewish Community of Klaipe—da

Jewish Community of Klaipėda

Contact Feliks Pozemskij, Klaipėda Jewish Community chairperson, tel. 8-650-21335 email felix.bonasta@yahoo.com

Source: www.lzb.lt/en/2012/02/27/jewish-community-of-klaipeda/

Jewish Klaipe—da | Sightseeing 

Jewish Klaipėda | Sightseeing | Klaipeda

Jews were first mentioned as living in the city in 1567, although much the same as with the remarkably similar city of Gdańsk, the Jews never made an enormous impact on Klaipėda as they did in the rest of the region. By the time the Germans re-occupied the city in March 1939 some 8,000 Jews had al

Source: www.inyourpocket.com/klaipeda/sightseeing/jewishklaipeda

Beit Hatfutsot – Memel

Source: dbs.bh.org.il/place/memel-klaipeda

Home

Memel, Lithuania

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/memel/Home.html

 

Warsaw – After IAJGS 18

After the IAJGS conference at the Hilton Hotel, my big walk included the Nozyk, the Old Town, The Bristol Hotel, Polin Museum, Centralna Station area, and back to the Nozyk later in the day.

Around the city

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Back to the Nozyk Synagogue

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Hotel Bristol

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The Old Town

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On the way to  Polin Museum

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Polin Museum

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On the way to Centralna Train Station

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Nozyk Synagogue before Shabbat

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Around Centralna at nightime

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Goodbye – back home to Australia

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IAJGS Warsaw 2018 – Photos

 

With our hosts.

Wilanow, Poland – With Ralph Salinger and our hosts Michael and Ruth Leiserowitz
What’s the dress code for the conference?
Ruth multi-tasking – computers in tandem!
Welcome

Day 1 – Sunday 5 August 2018

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Day 2. Monday 6 August 2018

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Emil Majuk – Shtetl Routes 

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Milda Jakulyte-Vasil – Lost Shtetl of Seduva

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Pamela Weisenberger Memorial lecture by Babara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

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The Hilton lobby

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Day 3. Tuesday 7 August 2018

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Ralph Salinger & Ruth Leiserowitz

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My Partisans’ talk

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Glenn Kurtz – 3 Minutes In Poland

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Day 4. Wednesday 8 August 2018

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JewishGen Annual GM 2018

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Day 5. Thursday 8 August 2018

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Sharon Rennert – Bielskis

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Danute Chosinska – Wagrowiec – Small Town History

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My Second Talk 

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Gala Banquet

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Last Day 6. Friday 8 August 2018

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At Polin Museum

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Good night & Goodbye!

 

People – Lithuania 2018

The people I photographed or met in Lithuania, from 29 July to 4 August 2018

Vilnius

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Trakai

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Klaipeda 

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Plateliai with Eugenijus Bunka

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Siauliai with Sania Kerbelis and Antonina Gainulina

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Panevezys – at the Jewish Community Centre with Gennady Kofman

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Josvainiai with Laima Ardaviciene and Harry Gorfine

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Ukmerge

With Vida Pulkauninkiene and Arturas Taicas

Samantonys -Farm Stay with Arunas

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Kaunas

With Barry Mann