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Lightness of the Vilnius Synagogue

On the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania, I was struggling to align yesterday’s crimes with today’s commerce.  Having fed my imagination with stories and pictures of the Shoah, I was “seeing” the past unfold on the streets.  History didn’t fall away in … Continue reading

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Indigestible Old World

In Vilnius, the ground shakes with contradictions for people who feels history through place.  Place itself doesn’t change, and the buildings may or may not change.  Only the tenants change.  In old city, the tenants have gone from Jewish families … Continue reading

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How Bulgaria Saved its Jews

I might have expected a country as old as Bulgaria, a culture that has seen it all, to accept the inevitable compromises of war.   After all, as cynics say, only the naive fight for “how it should be.”  Yet … Continue reading

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