Photographic Memories of Roza Bieliauskienė (on her Shlóyshim)


We mark the traditional conclusion of the thirty-day mourning period (standard Yiddish: shlóyshim, Lithuanian Yiddish shléyshim, Hebrew sheloshim) for Roza Bieliauskienė (1946-2023), founding curator of Lithuania’s Jewish museum, beloved researcher, art historian, guide, teacher, and translator, who has helped thousands of people from near and far with their Jewish culture research over the last 35 years. See Defending History’s obituaries by Dalija Epšteinaitė (Dalia Epstein) and by Dovid Katz; and DH’s video interview with Roza about her life recorded less than a year ago; DH’s Roza Bieliauskienė section.

I: from Roza’s son Julius Bieliauskas:

II: From the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History (Vilnius):

Top: Roza (left) with Sir Martin Gilbert and Holocaust Museum (Green House) director Rachel Kostanian. Photo by Gajane Leonenko (1997).

2nd row (from left): Presentation of an exhibition at the Tolerance Center, Naugarduko Street 10, Vilniu,s with museum founder and director Emanuelis Zingeris (2001). At right: Opening of the exhibition “Ann Frank” at the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. Photo by Gajane Leonenko (1999).

3rd row: Opening of Michail Percov’s personal exhibition, Vilnius at Pylimo Street 4 premises. Photo by Gajane Leonenko (1999).

4th row (from left): Exhibition of Samuel Bak’s works at the Tolerance Center, Vilnius (2001). At right: Opening of the exhibition of photographs of Jewish cemeteries Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius (1992).

All photos courtesy of the Vilna Gaon Museum of Jewish History (Vilnius).

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