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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


A Lasting Imprint: Photos Document a Vibrant Town Destroyed

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Calendar   Workshops
Location Facebook Live
Date Thu, Aug 19, 8:30am - 9:00am
Duration   30m

Snowy days, birthdays, and every important milestone. More than 1,000 photos capture the simple pleasures of residents of Eisiskes. They abruptly ended after Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union and soldiers came to their town, in what is now Lithuania.

The genocide of Europe's Jews began in places like Eisiskes. Over two days in September 1941, the Germans and their collaborators murdered the Jewish townspeople in mass shootings — the Holocaust by bullets. On World Photography Day, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will look closely at one of the its most memorable displays.

Judith Cohen, former Chief Acquisitions Curator, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Dr. Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Watch live at You do not need a Facebook account to view their program. After the live broadcast, the recording will be available to watch on demand on the USHMM's Facebook page.

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