On Tuesday 16 May the SAJM hosted a talk by visiting Kaplan Centre academic Prof Eric. L. Goldstein.
Prof Goldstein’s talk, entitled Drawing Lines, Crossing Lines: Jews & Their Neighbours in Small-Town Lithuania explored aspects of life in small towns in Lithuania with a specific focus on the interaction between Jews and non-Jews. He spoke of the complex relationships between these communities and of life in general in a Lithuanian Shtetl.
The Goldstein lecture, presented to a full house, took place in the Samson Gallery inside the SAJM where our current temporary exhibition: Sounds of Silence: Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania, by Lithuanian photographer Raimondas Paknys provided an appropriate backdrop to Goldstein’s talk. The exhibition is a photographic essay depicting the remnants of Jewish existence in Lithuania.
Sounds of Silence: Traces of Jewish Life in Lithuania will be on display at the SAJM until July 2017.