Henia Ragol, a Holocaust survivor and loyal reader of the Yiddish Forverts will celebrate her hundredth birthday this spring.
Hit a rut in your love life? Why not head to Vilna, where 90% of Jewish residents were murdered during the Holocaust, to spice things up?
The Yiddish theater’s first goal was to develop a modern secular Yiddish culture and bring some hope to the Jewish community during difficult times.
Using both Jewish and Nazi documentation, David Fishman’s book describes the day-to-day operation of the so-called Paper Brigade.
There were people that were literally willing to lay down their lives for culture.
Among Karpinovitch’s most memorable characters is Tall Tamara, the Jewish streetwalker who refused the Nazis‘ command to undress.
The Nazis were collecting Judaica for a museum on the extinct Jewish people. Rachela Krinsky defied them, risking her life.
Next on Nova on PBS, the story of a hidden tunnel which helped Jews escape the Holocaust in Vilna.
A radar survey has found that significant pieces of Lithuania’s largest synagogue complex, which was damaged by the Nazis and destroyed by the Soviets, still remain but are buried underground.