A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more
Planned for 2020
Last year the Director of the Visual Archives at the Diaspora Museum Mr. Haim Ghiuzeli, gave me access to the entire archives of pictures of Jewish Vilkaviskis.
Some of these pictures showed Jewish volunteer firemen from Vilkaviskis.
Together with our friends in Vilkaviskis we discussed how to best bring these pictures to be seen in Vilkaviskis today. Our desire is to create an exhibition dedicated both to the Jewish volunteer firemen of Vilkaviskis and to show a little of Jewish life before the Holocaust. The pictures will include text in 3 languages, English, Lithuanian and Hebrew.
Our dear friend Mrs. Irma Mauriene discovered that the original fire station still exists [today it is an electrical goods store] gained permission both from the owners and the Municipality to create a photographically exhibition on 3 of the unused external walls.