16-21 NOVEMBER 2021

 

Until the last breath: the culture of Jewish Vilnius on the eve of and during the Second World War

The rich social and cultural Jewish life of interwar Vilnius with its multilingual representations did not cease during the Holocaust. The session will present the transformations of the pre-war Jewish cultural activities in the ghetto and the efforts of saving Jewish document and cultural artefacts from the Nazis.

Dr. Lara Lempert is the head of the Judaica Research Center at the Documentary Heritage Department in the National Library of Lithuania and the curator of its Judaica collection. Her field of expertise is the cultural history of the European and Lithuanian Jewry. She is an author of numerous articles and an editor of several books.