Kovno – Kaunas 2018

 Abraham Mapu Abraham Mapu – Wikipedia Abraham Mapu (1808 in Vilijampolė, Kaunas – 1867 in Königsberg, Prussia) was a Lithuanian Jewish novelist in Hebrew of the Haskalah (“enlightenment”) movement. His novels, with their lively plots encompassing heroism, adventure and romantic love in Biblical settings, contributed to the rise of the Zionist movement.[1] Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Mapu Home | …

Kaunas 2016

Kaunas For the images and updated post – go to: https://elirab.me/kaunas-2018/   City in Lithuania Kaunas is a city in south-central Lithuania. At the confluence of the Neris and Nemunas rivers, Kaunas Castle is a medieval fortress housing historical exhibitions. To the east, the old town is home to the Kaunas Cathedral Basilica, with its …

Kaunas – Kovno, Lithuania

A walk around Kaunas Old Town. Bump into the Kahn Family Tour, led by Yulik Gurevich. From left to right: Steven Kahn, Leslie Kahn, Michelle Berman , Rene’ Chadwick , Yishai Ger, Zelda Ger, Marda Kahn, Selwyn Marcus, Melvyn Kahn, Avron Ger (front), Barry Ger, Yulik Gurevich   The Choraline Synagogue and the four Swiss …

New Book on Lithuania Compiled by David Sandler

    The Lithuanian Slaughter of its Jews The Testimonies from 121 Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuania, recorded by Leyb Koniuchowsky, in Displaced Persons’ camps (1946-48) Translated into English by Dr Jonathan Boyarin Book Compiled by David Solly Sandler   The Testimonies from 121 Jewish survivors of the Holocaust in Lithuania, recorded by Leyb …

Vale Simonas Dovidavicius

Vale Simonas Dovidavicius.  Standing between Laima Ardaviciene and me in Kėdainiai, Lithuania on 15 June this year. Simon passed away last week and was laid to rest on the 18th December 2019.  In Kaunas at Sugihara House on 11 June 2019 Simon was the Executive Director of the Sugihara Foundation in Kaunas. Long Life to …

Zasliai 18

Žasliai The Old Cemetery The Town The Train Station 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 …

Samantonys Farm Stay

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

People – Lithuania 2018

The people I photographed or met in Lithuania, from 29 July to 4 August 2018 Vilnius Trakai Klaipeda  Plateliai with Eugenijus Bunka Siauliai with Sania Kerbelis and Antonina Gainulina Panevezys – at the Jewish Community Centre with Gennady Kofman Josvainiai with Laima Ardaviciene and Harry Gorfine Ukmerge Samantonys -Farm Stay with Arunas Kaunas