October Talks in Sydney

Sunday 7 October- B’nai B’rith – 2:30pm

The Partisan Song Invitation

RSVP to one of our upcoming events to get involved with BBANZ across Australia and New Zealand.

Source: www.bnaibrith.org.au/events/the-partisan-song-invitation

 

Wednesday 10 October – Sydney Jewish Museum – lunchtime

The Partisans’ Song, written by Hirsh Glik, age 22, in the Vilna Ghetto in 1943, is one of the most powerful songs of resistance and defiance ever written.

Source: sydneyjewishmuseum.com.au/shop/events/lunchtime-lecture-partisan-song-project/

75th Anniversary of the Liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto

Day of Victims of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews in PonarY

23 September 2018 

Israel Ambassador – Amir Maimon        Photo credit: Ana Maizel

Lietuvos žydų genocido aukų dienos minėjimas Paneriuose – Vilniaus “Saulėtekio” vidurinė mokykla

Zog Nit Keynmol – WE ARE HERE!

Zog Ni Keynmol Ponar

Video by Carol Hoffman

Source: youtu.be/J4qGGMTOoxA

Vilnius “Saulėtekis” School Youth Choir and 3rd grade pupils participated.

Source: www.sauletekio.lt/naujienos/lietuvos-zydu-genocido-auku-dienos-minejimas-paneriuose/

Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania

Pope honours victims of Holocaust, Soviet terror in Lithuania

Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania.

Source: au.news.yahoo.com/pope-francis-honours-holocaust-victims-lithuania-115758110–spt.html

Who Are Lithuania’s Heroes Today? Å kirpa, Noreika or the Righteous Gentiles?

Who Are Lithuania’s Heroes Today? Å kirpa, Noreika or the Righteous Gentiles?

Former ghetto prisoners, members of the Lithuanian Jewish Community, members of international Jewish organizations, ambassadors from Israel and other countries

Source: www.lzb.lt/en/2018/09/24/who-are-lithuanias-heroes-today-skirpa-noreika-or-the-righteous-gentiles/

WE ARE HERE! For Upstanders Project

WE ARE HERE! For Upstanders

Source: wah.foundation

Vilna Ghetto

Vilna Ghetto – Wikipedia

The Vilna Ghetto[a] was a World War II Jewish ghetto established and operated by Nazi Germany in the city of Vilnius in the territory of Nazi-administered Reichskommissariat Ostland.[1] During the some two years of its existence, starvation, disease, street executions, maltreatment, and deportations to concentration camps and extermination camps reduced the Ghetto’s population from an estimated 40,000 to zero. Only several hundred people managed to survive, mostly by hiding in the forests surrounding the city, joining Soviet partisans,[2][3] or sheltering with sympathetic locals.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilna_Ghetto

I Am My Brother’s Keeper

Exhibition at Perth Town Hall

Official Opening “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Exhibition

Official Opening “I Am My Brother’s Keeper” Exhibition

Join us at the opening of the exhibition to be launched by the Premier, the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA. This exhibition profiles some of the heroes, titled “The Righteous Among the Nations”€™, who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The multimedia exhibition heightens awareness and understanding of the human capacity for good by inspiring a proactive community of upstanders rather than bystanders.

Source: www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=411819

I Am My Brother’s Keeper | A Tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations

I Am My Brother’s Keeper | A Tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations

Significant milestones marking the first five decades of the Righteous Among the Nations program.

Source: www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/righteous/index.asp

Chiune Sugihara Posters
Chiune Sugihara | tangential travel

Chiune Sugihara | tangential travel

Source: elirab.me/tag/chiune-sugihara/

Video display
Displays
Mitsugi Shibata
Additional Articles
Refugee Jews in Shanghai During World War II – The Hart beat

Refugee Jews in Shanghai During World War II – The Hart beat

With the door closing on the Jews of Europe in the late 1930s, places of refuge were desperately sought to escape the clutches of the Nazi enemy. Shan

Source: hartnation.com/refugee-jews-in-shanghai-during-world-war-ii/

Jewish settlement in the Japanese Empire

Jewish settlement in the Japanese Empire – Wikipedia

Shortly prior to and during World War II, and coinciding with the Second Sino-Japanese War, tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were resettled in the Japanese Empire. The onset of the European war by Nazi Germany involved the lethal mass persecutions and genocide of Jews, later known as the Holocaust, resulting in thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing east. Many ended up in Japanese-occupied China.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_settlement_in_the_Japanese_Empire

The Perth Town Hall
Perth Town Hall

Perth Town Hall – Wikipedia

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perth_Town_Hall

Perth KehilaLink

Home

Perth, Australia

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

REMEMBERING THE DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH KEIDAN

In August of this year, an article appeared on the website of the Lithuanian municipality of Kėdainiai, under the headline: “With a minute of silence, Kėdainiai met Tel Aviv.” The text described an annual event, begun only a few years ago, commemorating the extermination of Kedainiai’s Jewish community on August 28, 1941, during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania.

At precisely 18:30, local leaders and others observed a minute of silence – while at that same moment, in Israel, descendants of that vanished Jewish community, who called their home Keidan, were doing the same thing.

Two simultaneous ceremonies – one at the hall of the association of the Vilna Jews in Tel Aviv, the other by the mass grave where more than 2,000 Keidan Jews were murdered 77 years earlier.

Such commemorations are a longstanding tradition in Israel, home to thousands of Jews who trace their families to Lithuania. But in Lithuania itself this is relatively new, and still uncommon, tradition. Kėdainiai’s annual observance began several years ago, and has grown each year. This year it was led by Saulius Grinkevičius, mayor of the municipality, and Rimantas Žirgulis, director of the regional museum. The participants included two mayor’s deputies, the heads of local cultural and educational institutions, members of the administration and museum workers, school teachers and other Kėdainiai citizens. A local television station broadcast the ceremony.

The event reflects an important recent change in public consciousness and attitude. To a significant degree, Lithuanians are confronting their country’s painful past. This is reflected in the  media, in increased research into local Jewish history and culture, and in the restoration of sites related to Lithuania’s former Jewish communities. In Kėdainiai, the regional museum and its director have played an important role, as have teachers such as Laima Ardavičieneof the Kėdainiai Atžalynas gymnasium, or secondary school. As it was often in the past, Kėdainiai is providing leadership and serving as a role model for other communities in Lithuania.

Supporting those efforts going forward is a recently published English translation of the Keidan yizkor book – a volume of memoirs, historical accounts and other material gathered from survivors and descendants of the Jewish community after World War II. Originally published mostly in Hebrew and Yiddish in 1977, the book offers a multi-faceted view of Jewish life in Keidan – its history, its religious, educational, social and cultural institutions, youth organizations, portraits of its prominent people, recollections of witnesses and survivors before, during and after the Holocaust.

Cover of the Keidan Memorial (Yizkor) Book, recently translated into English. Edited by Aryeh Leonard Shcherbakov aryeh.shcherbakov@gmail.comand Andrew Cassel awcassel@gmail.com of the Keidan Associations of Israel and the U.S.; published by David Solly Sandler sedsand@iinet.net.auin Perth, Australia.  The book is obtainable from any of the three above mentioned

Photos of Commemoration in Kedainiai – 28 August 2018

A section of the memorial erected in 2011 at the site of the Jews’ massacre near Kedainiai. Names of the victims were recorded as cutouts in the metal sheet.

At the site of the 28 August 1941 massacre of Kedainiai’s Jews. Mayor Saulius Grinkevičius lays flowers, while Rimantas Žirgulis (in white shirt) observes.

Local students and media participated in the commemoration.

Laima Ardavičiene, a teacher at the Kėdainiai Atžalynas gymnasium, records the event.

Article and photos by :Aryeh Leonard Shcherbakov aryeh.shcherbakov@gmail.com and Andrew Cassel awcassel@gmail.com of the Keidan Associations of Israel and the U.S and David Solly Sandler sedsand@iinet.net.au of Perth, Australia.

Other Compilations of David Solly Sandler 

Solly

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Johannesburg/Solly.html

Kedainiai Kehilalink

Kedainiai, Lithuania

Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/kedainiai/

Abraham Day

At the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Western Australia

Courage To Care

Professor Celia Hammond

The program

The Speeches

Q & A

The Students

Thanks

 

University of Notre Dame Australia – Wikipedia

University of Notre Dame Australia – Wikipedia

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Notre_Dame_Australia

Fremantle Campus

Source: www.notredame.edu.au/about/campuses/fremantle-campus

Fremantle Campus

Wilanow

flying from Vilnius to Warsaw

With some fun lovlng Aussies and one Emirates hostess on her way to work!

Wilanow

Just outside Warsaw – with my hosts, Michael Ruth Leiserowitz, and their other house guest – Ralph Salinger from Israel.

Wilanow Palace

Wilanów Palace – Wikipedia

Wilanów Palace – Wikipedia

Wilanów Palace or Wilanowski Palace (Polish: pałac w Wilanowie, Polish pronunciation: [ˈpawat͡s vvilaˈnɔvjɛ]) is a royal palace located in the Wilanów district, Warsaw. Wilanów Palace survived Poland’s partitions and both World Wars, and so serves as a reminder of the culture of the Polish state as it was before the misfortunes of the 18th century.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilanow_Palace

The Love Bridge

 

Heart(s) of Warsaw

Heart(s) of Warsaw

So you think you know Warsaw off-by-heart? Then impress that special someone with a romantic safari around the heart(s) of the city… Mostek Zakochanych ul. Przyczółkowa 394 Unveiled in 2012, this dinky 12-meter bridge is best enjoyed at night when fully illuminated. Having snapped your own love lock to the…

Source: www.warsawinsider.pl/the-hearts-of-warsaw/

Pet Care
Butchers

Butchers

Source: www.butcherspetcare.com

Vilnius 18

Google Escort into Vilnius!
The Choral Synagogue

With the cantor  – Shmuel

Choral Synagogue, Vilnius – Wikipedia

Choral Synagogue, Vilnius – Wikipedia

The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius (Lithuanian: Vilniaus choralinė sinagoga) is the only synagogue in Vilnius that is still in use. The other synagogues were destroyed partly during World War II, when Lithuania was occupied by Nazi Germany, and partly by the Soviet authorities after the war.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choral_Synagogue,_Vilnius

Žilvinas Beliauskas

Member Spotlight with Žilvinas Beliauskas

Source: jewishlibraries.org/blog/id/391

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka

Vilniaus žydų viešoji biblioteka – vienintelė Žydų kultūros sklaidoje besispecializuojanti biblioteka visoje Lietuvoje.Our library is the only one in Lithuania which specifies in spreading Jewish culture in various forms

Source: vilnius-jewish-public-library.com/en/

With Carol Hoffman & Sandra Petrukonyte 

Homepage – The Lost Shtetl

Homepage – The Lost Shtetl

Dingęs štetlas | The Lost shtetl    

Source: lostshtetl.com

Milda Jakulyte & Sandra Petrukonyte 

The Great Synagogue & Shulhof excavations

Vilnius Yiddish Institute – The first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.

Vilnius Yiddish Institute – The first Yiddish center of higher learning to be established in post-Holocaust Eastern Europe.

APPLICATION FOR YIDDISH SUMMER PROGRAM

Source: judaicvilnius.com

Vilnius University

Leyzer Ran’s book – Jerusalem of Lithuania 

The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

On the eve of the Shoah the Jewish community of Vilna was the spiritual centre of Eastern European Jewry, the centre of enlightenment and Jewish political life, of Jewish creativity and the experience of daily Jewish life, a community bursting with cultural and religious life, movements and parties, educational institutions, libraries and theatres; a community of rabbis and gifted Talmudic scholars, intellectuals, poets, authors, artists, craftspeople and educators. In the Jewish world it was known as “The Jerusalem of Lithuania” – a spiritual centre of the first order.

Source: www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/vilna/overview.asp

With Ruta Puisyte

Video

Stolpersteine in Vilnius

The National Library & Lara Lempert
Focus on Judaic Documentary Heritage at the National Library on the Last Day of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Visit to Lithuania – Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Focus on Judaic Documentary Heritage at the National Library on the Last Day of the Israeli Prime Minister’s Visit to Lithuania – Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Nacionalinė kultūros įstaiga, kaupianti, organizuojanti ir sauganti rašytinį Lietuvos kultūros paveldą, formuojanti Lietuvos mokslui, švietimui, kultūrai ir ūkiui aktualių Lietuvos ir užsienio dokumentų fondą bei teikianti bibliotekinio informacinio aprūpinimo paslaugas visuomenei.

Source: www.lnb.lt/en/news/3400-focus-on-judaic-documentary-heritage-at-the-national-library-on-the-last-day-of-the-israeli-prime-minister-s-visit-to-lithuania

Lukiškės_Square

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lukiškės_Square

With Bella Swartzberg, Marlene & Robbie Baskin at the Artagonist Hotel
With teacher, Simonas Jurktaitis 

Friday 3 August 18

Trakai

At the Choral Synagogue before the service
Outside the Conti Hotel, Vilnius