Kupiskis Wall of Memory Holocaust Memorial 

The memorial is located on the wall of the old synagogue, which is now the town library.

 (photo courtesy of Robin Esrock)


(photo courtesy of Barry Mann)

        (photo courtesy of Robin Esrock)

Kupiskis Wall of Memory Holocaust Memorial Project  

Kupiskis Wall of Memory Holocaust Memorial Dedication Trip

Ann Rabinowitz wrote a lovely and detailed description of the trip that 48 Kupiskis descendants took to Lithuania in July, 2004.  Click on the titles below to read more about them.  Information about photographs can be found farther down on this page.

Trip Arrival - Friday, July 9, 2004

Day 1 - Saturday, July 10, 2004  Vilnius and our Jewish Heritage

Day 2 - Sunday, July 11, 2004  Vilnius and Holocaust Remembrance

Day 3 - Monday, July 12, 2004   Ziezmierz, Kaunas and the Holocaust, Trakai and Panevezys

(photo courtesy of Barry Mann)

Day 4 - Tuesday, July 13, 2004   Dedication of the Kupiskis Wall of Memory Holocaust Memorial

Day 5 - Wednesday, July 14, 2004  Panevezys  and Return to Vilnius and Home

Aftermath of Trip


Kenneth Sachar wrote a description of the trip for his synagogue magazine (New North London Syngagogue in Finchley, London, UK) and graciously shared it.

Kupishok: For Eternal Memory" - Trip DVD Now Available

Due to the efforts of SIG member Harvey Sherzer and his wife Sue, following the passing of trip leader, Norman Meyer, a trip DVD has been completed and is now available through the Brandeis University National Center for Jewish Film.
For more information on the DVD, price, and shipping go to http://www.jewishfilm.org/Catalogue/films/Kupishok.html.

In June, 2005, Harvey Sherzer, a member of the Kupiskis SIG and one of forty-eight "gansa mishpocha" who went to Kupiskis in July, 2004, met with Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States Vygaudas Usackas.  He is shown presenting him with the "Kupishok: For Eternal Memory" DVD.  Ambassador Usackas was born in Skuodas, Lithuania, and later inherited his grandfather's Bajoriskiai farm in the village of Daugailiai, Utena District. His family were sent to Siberia by the Russians in June, 1941.

Trip Participant Photographs

Clive Moss Photographic Collection, Chicago, IL USA.  

Kenneth Sachar Photographic Collection, London, England

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