Benjamin (Binyomen) Harshav, z”l, remembers the market in Vilna, where he grew up in the 1930s. He passed away last week. May his memory be a blessing.
What were the first days like after the end of World War Two and the Holocaust? Fania Brantsovsky remembers returning to Vilna from the surrounding forests where she had been a Jewish partisan.
I am sad to pass on the news that one of our narrators passed away today. Shimon Alperovitch (Simonas Alperavičius), long-time president of the Jewish Community in Vilnius, Lithuania, had a strong, gentle presence when I interviewed him in August, 2012.
Watch the full interview, in Yiddish, here.
May his memory be for a blessing,
Why would a native non-Jewish Lithuanian decide to learn Yiddish? Hear one answer from Saulė Valiunaite-Kinduriene, historian of the city of Vilnius.