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The Vilnius Yiddish Institute
Vilnius University, History Faculty
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Vilnius 01513, Lithuania

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Research expeditions throughout Eastern Europe locate and interview the last generation of survivors in the regions native to their families for centuries. These are precious, historically fleeting, opportunities to tape in-depth interviews with survivors - in their native local Yiddish, preserving the language, folklore, and oral history. Please find out more how you can support this vital need...
Administrative director and coordinator Ruta Puisyte and Camera man Sepp R. Bruderman Driver Grigory Jechvedov Avram Mordechai Kit, b. 1923, Barovke (today Silene), Latvia
Avrom Lemchen, b. 1922, Riga, Latvia Prof. Dovid Katz with Avrom Lemchen, b. 1922, Riga, Latvia Bliuma Florenc, b. 1927, Varklan, Latvia
Group photo, from right: D. Katz (the VYI), V. Florenc, her daughter, R. Puisyte (the VYI) Bella Bogdanova, b. 1926, Liepaja, Latvia Doba Rolleva, b. 1925, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia
Prof. Dovid Katz interviews Doba Rolleva, b. 1925, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia Leizer Gizir, b. 1927, Novgorod-Volynsk, Ukraine Leizer Gizir, b. 1927, Novgorod-Volynsk, Ukraine
Hanna Ferber, b. 1919, Mitau (today Jelgava), Latvia Meijer Meler, b. 1929, Liepaja, Latvia Hanna Raizberga, b. 1927, Lutsin (today Ludza), Latvia
Hanna Raizberga, b. 1927, Lutsin (today Ludza), Latvia Rocha Sandler (right), b. 1926, Lutsin (today Ludza), Latvia with her daughter Chase Roza Krumere, b. 1919, Fridrichstat (Jaunjelgava), Latvia
Samuil Glezerov, b. 1920, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia The VYI Assistant Director Ruta Puisyte and S. Glezerov Sara Kit, b. 1924, in Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia. There are more than 4000 aprons in her apartment.
Prof. Dovid Katz with a daughter of Sara Kit in the Chabad Lubavitch school, Riga Tevja Joselson, b. 1919, Mitau (today Jelgava), Latvia Tsila Flor-Lukjanova, b. 1917, Rezekne, Latvia
Tsila Flor holds her pre-war graduation certificate of the Medical school in Riga Rabbi Menachem Barkahan, Chairman of the Riga Jewish religious community “Shamir”, Latvia Exhibition of the synagogue models of Latvia, Riga Jewish religious community “Shamir”
Chava (b. 1926) and Meyer (Margers) (b. 1925) Westerman, both born in Riga, Latvia Zalmen Jakub, b. 1919, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia Zalmen Jakub, b. 1919, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia
Zelda Adimir, b. 1924, Rezekne, Latvia, with Prof. Dovid Katz Zelda Zarecka, b. 1923, Dvinsk (today Daugavpils), Latvia Riga panorama
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