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By Shivaun Woolfson

as soon as considered as a colourful centre of highbrow, cultural and religious Jewish lifestyles, Lithuania used to be domestic to 240,000 Jews sooner than the Nazi invasion of 1941. by way of war's finish, lower than 20,000 remained. this present day, nearly 4,000 Jews dwell there, between them 108 survivors from the camps and ghettos and a different 70 from the Partisans and pink Army.

Against a backdrop of ongoing Holocaust dismissal and a contemporary surge in anti-Semitic sentiment, Holocaust Legacy in Post-Soviet Lithuania provides the background and reports of a gaggle of aged Holocaust survivors in modern day Vilnius. utilizing their tales and thoughts, their locations of importance in addition to biographical items, Shivaun Woolfson considers the complexities surrounding Holocaust reminiscence and legacy in a post-Soviet period Lithuania. The ebook additionally accommodates interdisciplinary parts of anthropology, psychology and ethnography, and is trained at its middle by means of a religious strategy that marks it out from different extra traditional historic remedies of the subject.

Holocaust Legacy in Post-Soviet Lithuania contains 20 pictures, comes with entire on-line assets and weaves jointly tale, artefact, monument and panorama to supply a multidimensional historical past of the Lithuanian Jewish adventure in the course of and after the Holocaust.

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