Photograph taken by George Birman on August 15,1939, the day of the
which destroyed much of the town. Burned building at center right is Meisachowitz Pharmacy,
at corner of Klaipedos Street and Basanaviciaus Street.
Photograph and information provided courtesy of George Birman
Note: the original photo is posted by the US Memorial Holocaust Museum in its collection of George Birman papers, Album 1, p. 59.
Other photographs by George Birman of the Gargzdai fire are posted on
the same page of the photo album, here
Album 1, page 34 of the George Birman
collection at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum contains Birman's photos
dated May 13 and 15, 1938, taken after a fire in another town.
The 1938 pictures appear to be Palanga,
which had a devastating fire in May, 1938.