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Alytus Lithuania #general

chuck barnes <ccb3pcv@...>
 

Hello,
My name is Chuck Barnes and I'm a U.S. Peace Corps
Volunteer working at the Alytus Tourist Information
Center in Alytus, Lithuania. One of the projects
I'm working on is a pamphlet on the Jewish history
in Alytus. This pamphlet is being written both to
tell the story of the Jews of Alytus but also hoping
to develop tourism in Alytus. Alytus has a great old
Synagogue, a old cemetery and a monument to the Jews
killed here during WW2. I have not been able to find
any information on the Synagogue. If you have any
information on are Synagogue or the Jews of Alytus
I would appreciate the help.

Chuck Barnes

RWeissJGS@...
 

In a message dated 11/5/00 8:12:02 AM, Chuck Barnes writes:

<<If you have any information on the Synagogue or the Jews of Alytus
I would appreciate the help. >>

There is a moving set of photographs >from 1941 taken by a German soldier
as the first German armored columns entered Alytus. Especially poignant
was the note written by the German photographer on the back of a
photograph concerning the Lithuanian "patriots" liberating a Jewish shoe
factory. (Translation: stealing the shoes). The sequence of snapshots are
found in the National Archives Photographic Division.

Robert Weiss in Northridge
With roots in Kelme, Lithuania
RWeissJGS@...

LenLW <lenlw@...>
 

From: ccb3pcv@...
If you have any information on are Synagogue or the Jews of Alytus
I would appreciate the help.
I have a good friend in Lithuania today. He is not in that city, and he
is not Jewish, but he has helped me in getting information. If you wish,
I could send you his e-mail and I think he is in Vilnuis.

Leonard Nadler
Silver Spring, MD

Len