The Great Synagogue was built in the 1600s in Renaissance-Baroque style. It became the center of Jewish life in Vilnius (Vilna), towering over the Shulhoyf, a teeming complex of alleyways and other Jewish community buildings and institutions including twelve synagogues, ritual baths, the community council, kosher meat stalls, the Strashun library, and other structures and institutions.
The first and unique Litvak art album contain graphics, sculpture and paintings of more than 40 famous 20th century Litvak artists such as Max Band, Pinchus Krémègne, Marc Chagall, Neemiya Arbit Blatt, Marc Antokolski, Jacques Lipschitz, Marc Moshe Bernstein, Raphael Chwoles, Benzion Zukerman, Simon Glatzer, Jose Gurvich, Jacques Koslowsky, Issai Kulviansky, Ossip Zadkine, Samuel Bak, Labkovski, Emmanuel Mané-Katz, Samuel Rozin and others with their short biographies and art experts' comments in English.
A limited edition of 1000 copies, printed in 2015. Receive it as a gift for your contribution.
While translating the book "Smuggled in potato sacks. 50 stories of the hidden kids from the Kaunas ghetto." from Hebrew into Lithuanian we were planning to donate the books to the schools, but did not dare to dream about gaining such a warm support from the Ministry of culture of Lithuania. Can you imagine a car of the Ministry of culture travelling to the most distant towns and villages bringing the book for their Holocaust education in your country?