Exhibition “Reflections in a Shattered Mirror”
08.11.2018 – 05.12.2018
A writer and public figure Uriah Katzenelenbogen wrote in 1914, The whole Lithuania, all its cities and towns, is woven with our – Jewish – inns, stores,tailors’ and shoemakers’ workshops, blacksmiths’ and stoneworkers’ shops, and small merchants who would go from village to village: it has grown into our Jewish consciousness.
Is it possible to recreate this kind of Lithuania in one’s mind today? Or such Vilnius as was poetized by Hebrew poet Zalman Shneur in 1920: Vilna, my big grandmother, metropolis of the Jewish people / Jerusalem of the exile, comfort of the ancient nation settled in the north!