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A group of American students visited the Vilnius Yiddish Institute at Vilnius University on 6th of October 2009. This is a study trip of the American students to Europe focusing on history and present of Lithuania and learning about migrations, nation building and civic society. The VYIís Assistant Director, Ms. Ruta Puisyte gave a lecture on the Lithuanian Jewish history and how the country views its Holocaust past and present. After the lecture and discussion Ms Puisyte guided students through the old Jewish quarter and the former Vilna Ghetto.
It was the second visit of the American students to the Vilnius Yiddish Institute organized by the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.
In the photos: Ms. Puisyte (middle) with the leaders of the student group; Students heading for the guided tour through the old Jewish quarter of Vilnius.
|2005 VILNIUS YIDDISH INSTITUTE. Solution: Neosymmetria|