75 years after the liberation of the extermination camp from Auschwitz, on January 27, on the occasion of the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, the students of the Theoretical High School "Iulia Hasdeu" Lugoj resumed the project "Lights in the Dark". Students in the 11th grade, involved in the project, are seeking information about the victims of the Holocaust and about the Auschwitz camp. Divided into groups, students made cardboard cubes, white or black, on the cover of which they cut the figure 75. Inside the cubes were glued images with the Auschwitz camp.
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.
I am very grateful for being given the opportunity to meet a live part of microhistory depicted through Centropa's film: "Three promises", that I used in my school project last year.
As we walked through the Jewish cemetery, is a very moving and powerful thing. As a group, we saw graves that were small and understated and others that were large and prominent that showed the person's wealth and social standing in the community. What was most curious to me was not the birth and death dates but the dash in between.
Nostalgic old sinagoge!