Synagogue memorial inaugurated in Rokiškis

European Day of Jewish Culture in Rokiškis. Photo: Museum of Rokiškis Region

The event was attended by people of Rokiškis interested in the history of their town.

Guests of the event included Algimantas Gurevičius, the director of the Jewish Culture and Information Centre, and Dovid Katz, professor of Vilnius Yiddish Institute. The latter addressed the crowd in Yiddish, the language used by many in Lithuania’s pre-Holocaust Jewish community.

The stand was unveiled by the Mayor of Rokiškis District, Antanas Vagonis, and Nijolė Šniokienė, director of the Museum of Rokiškis Region.

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