International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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January 25th

3 p.m. A free tour “Voices of Hope” to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held at Mikas and Kipras Petrauskai Branch of Kaunas City Museum (K. Petrausko Str. 31).

The tour highlights the destinies of Jewish musicians and Jewish savior-musicians at the State Theater and Music School, later at the Conservatory and the Small Stage, as well as the story of Danuta Pomerancaitė's salvation.

Many Jewish musicians have been working in the State Theater and the State Music School since their inception. These include the Hofmeckers, the Stupel family, violinists Ruvim Stender, Laszlo Hajos, Isaac Wildman-Zaidman, cellist Povilas Berkavičius, singer Chanon Shulgin and many others. Countless Jewish musicians played on the Small Stage. Their activities were immortalized by recordings, concert programs, and pupils. The death toll and spiritual strength of music in the face of death are shocking, and the inspirational stories of salvation offer hope.

January 26th

Kaunas 9th Fort Museum invites you to visit free expositions!

Visitors will be able to see two of the museum's buildings, the Occupation Exposition and Fort IX. It is recommended to hold the museum's following procedure:

  1. Withdraw free tickets on the day of the visit.
  2. Attend the Occupation Exposition.
  3. Visit exhibitions in Fort IX.

On Sunday, free thematic tours of the Holocaust in Lithuania will also take place, during which museum guides will introduce expositions and introduce the history of the 9th fort during the Nazi occupation.

The tours start at 10.30 a.m. | 11 a.m. | 11:30 p.m. | 12 p.m. | 12:30 p.m. | 1 pm | 1:30 p.m. | 2 p.m. | 2:30 p.m. | 3 p.m.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • The museum is not heated - wear a warm outfit.
  • Tours are open to visitors from the age of 14.
  • To participate in the tour at a specific time, arrive 30 minutes earlier.
  • No pre-registration for tours.

All visitors are invited to take photos at the photo booth WE REMEMBER / MES PRISIMENAME during a visit to the museum and share their photos on social networks using hashtags #WeRemember #MesPrisimename #NinthFort #9fortomuziejus

The World campaign „We Remember“ is dedicated to honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and spreading the message that it cannot happen again to any nation, race or social group.

January 27th

10 a.m. In honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, representatives of Petrašiūnai eldership will light candles near the memorial stone (Jėgainės Str. 12).

10 a.m. Honoring the Holocaust Victims at the Aleksotas Jewish Cemetery.

10:30 a.m. Open tolerance lesson and participation in the campaign „We Remember“. Girstupis branch of Kaunas Vincas Kudirka Public Library (Kovo 11-osios g. 24).

11:45 a.m. Event “Art during the Holocaust”, „Kauno vandenys“ Hall (Aukštaičių g. 43) Participants: Kaunas Art Gymnasium, Kaunas M. Petrauskas Music School, VIKO Music Theater students.

1:30 p.m. Holocaust Remembrance Event at Fort VII. Organizers: Žaliakalnis eldership, Public Institution Military Heritage Center and KTU engineering lyceum.

May Kaunas City always remain the symbol of Lithuanian strength. 07/03/98

Former President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus

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