YIVO Launches First Exhibition Online #announcements #lithuania

Jan Meisels Allen


YIVO launched the first exhibition of the YIVO Bruce and Francesca Cernia Slovin Online Museum which is free to see.  The exhibit is interactive storytelling using hundreds of artifacts from the YIVO archives. The first exhibition features the life of Beba Epstein, a young girl born in Vilna, Poland now Vilnius, Lithuania in 1922.  Her autobiography was written in 1933 and discovered in 2017.  Go to:  https://museum.yivo.org/


You will learn from her experiences about:

Family dynamics

Social changes that occurred between the mid 1800s and the early 1900s


Schools and curriculums

Jewish Vilna

Summer Camps

The world at the edge of war in the 1930s

The Holocaust through Beba’s harrowing account

Immigration to the United States


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee