22
Sep
2017
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Meeting with Tal Gur in Prienai Public Library

Jolita Staciokaite

Today we had an emotional and exciting meeting with Tal Gur and his parents Rachel and Mel Gur. The meeting was in Prienai Public library. Tal presented his performance "Mind Crossing" based on the real life story of his maternal grandparents. Rachel's mother and father are from Lithuania, during the Holocaust they were sent to Kaunas ghetto and then to different concentrationcamps. Despite very tragic losses they managed to reunate and start their family life anew in the state of Israel.

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14
Dec
2014
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"You received without paying, give without paying"

Jolita Staciokaite

According to old Catholic traditions, Advent, four weeks before Christmas, is time for tranquility and meditation, not for hunting in the boundless fields of malls:) Fortunately, there still are possibilities to run accidentaly into some small church, sideway from the main shopping routes, and find yourself "far from the madding crowd".

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22
Jul
2014
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Back at home and a bit sad

Jolita Staciokaite

Eight days with Centropa were so full of activities, meetings, new information that I am still trying to summarize all the things in my head. What was summer academy about? WWI? Austro-Hungarian Empire? Austrian cultural heritage? Balkans history? War in Sarajevo? Sephardic Jews? I wake up at night and can't realise at first where I am: at home or in a hotel in Sarajevo. And I feel nostalgia for people I met and for  things we did.

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