Birzh Commemoration – A Reflection In The Stone!

THE BIRZAI/BIRZH MEMORIAL PROJECT, LITHUANIA – SA Jewish Board of Deputies

THE BIRZAI/BIRZH MEMORIAL PROJECT, LITHUANIA – SA Jewish Board of Deputies

On 16 June 2019, a new memorial for the victims of the massacre that took place near Birzai, Lithuania, was unveiled. Located in the Astravas Grove in the Pakamponys forest four kilometres outside the town, it is the third memorial in Lithuania to bear the names of the victims at the massacre site.

Source: www.sajbd.org/media/the-birzai-birzh-memorial-project-lithuania

Ben Rabinowitz

Look at the reflection on the memorial stone in his photo taken (by someone else) of Ben Rabinowitz in the above article! Eerie!

Reflection
Birzai Commemoration

My 16 June 2019 post

Birzai Commemoration

Sunday 16 June 2019 Birzai, Lithuania Photos of the event The Castle Tree planting Walk to the Holocaust Site The Ceremony Back to the Castle

Source: elirab.me/birzai-commemoration/

Ben Rabinowitz
Eli Rabinowitz & Ben Rabinowitz
With Veronica Belling
With other Litvak activists!

Birzai, Lithuania – Website  Source: kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/birzai/Home.html

The Lost Names of Lithuania Final TX

The Lost Names of Lithuania Final TX

This is “The Lost Names of Lithuania Final TX” by MDK Associates on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Source: vimeo.com/392266976

Other Commemorations in the European Summer:
Shabbat in Keidan
They Are Returning

They Are Returning

Atzalynas Gimnazija, Kedainiai Lithuania 13 June 2019 VIDEO OF OUR EVENT IN LITHUANIA They Are Returning ‘’TILTAI-BRIDGES-בריקן’’ For video, click here: Source: www.youtube.co…

Source: elirab.me/they-are-returning/

Kedainiai, Lithuania Website:

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

Bielski Reunion in Belarus

Bielski Reunion in Forest Jerusalem 2019

Bielski Reunion in Forest Jerusalem 2019

    9 July 2019, Naliboki Forest A Day with the Bielskis 9:00 – All the guests are brought to the village of Naliboki by minivans.  11.00  – meeting Alexander Pilinkievich…

Source: elirab.me/bielski-reunion-in-forest-jerusalem-2/

Novogrudok, Belarus – Website

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

Naliboki Belarus – Website

 

 

Forest Jerusalem

My visit to the Naliboki Forest in Belarus on 16 May 2018, with Tamara, Alexander and Ivan.

This is where the Bielskis and many other partisans had their camps in the latter part of WWII. Aptly named Forest Jerusalem.

Please watch the nine videos of Tamara telling us more.

The road into the forest.

Naliboki forest

Naliboki forest – Wikipedia

Naliboki Forest (Belarusian: Налібоцкая пушча, Nalibotskaya Pushcha (pushcha: wild forest, primeval forest)) is a large forest complex in the northwestern Belarus, on the right bank of the Neman River, on the Belarusian Ridge.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naliboki_forest

Alexander and Ivan walking towards the partisan camp.

Oak Tree Remembers

Oak Tree Remembers

Tamara Vershitskaya in the Naliboki Forest

Source: youtu.be/oaL75ktaeVs

Tunnel Escape in Novogrudok

Tunnel Escape

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/wt1odw9pU9c

A metal bucket

Proof of Bielski Camp

Proof of Bielski Camp

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/HQ8HCRYDVJM

Partisans in the Naliboki Forest

Partisans in the Naliboki Forest

Tamara Vershitskaya talks about the Naliboki Forest and the Bielskis

Source: youtu.be/q6u8qcKO7Cg

Amount of People

Amount of People

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/5C_M-kNrJiA

Women and children

Women and children

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/OKc_wMsKxwE

Attack on the camp

Attack on the camp

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/bOKtffhGIkk

Naliboki Forest Jerusalem- Information

Naliboki Forest Jerusalem

Tamara Vershitskaya talks about Naliboki Forest and Bielskis with Alexander Pilinkievich

Source: youtu.be/Uc6O0YJUyfc

Artifact found

Artifact found

Tamara Vershitskaya

Source: youtu.be/wl6LA6vNI9o

Ivan preparing our picnic lunch near the fire ranger

A VERY treif lunch – I had the herring!

Beekeepers

Trees for sale

Amnesia’s Antidote by Ariel and Ryan Luckey

Amnesia’s Antidote by Ariel and Ryan Luckey

www.arielluckey.com www.comuntierra.org In May 2013, the Luckey Brothers journeyed to their great-great-grandfather’s childhood village Lubca in rural Belaru…

Source: youtu.be/XPCGtmxd2Hk

Zog Nit Keynmol – The Partisans’ Song

Zog Nit Keynmol

Source: elirab.me/zog-nit-keynmol/

Bielski partisans 

Bielski partisans – Wikipedia

The Bielski partisans were an organization of Jewish partisans who rescued Jews from extermination and fought against the Nazi German occupiers and their collaborators in the vicinity of Nowogródek (Navahrudak) and Lida in German-occupied Poland (now western Belarus). They are named after the Bielskis, a family of Polish Jews who led the organization.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielski_partisans