Sanos Melleraites ir Matildos Olkinaites Akimis
Thanks to Aldona and
Philip Shapiro for sharing this fascinating publication with us.
In Phil's words, "Giedrius Kujelis, the Rokiskis Regional
Museum's historian, sent to Aldona the attached publication which was
issued on the occasion of the day remembering Jewish life and culture.
It is particularly gratifying that a considerable amount of text is
devoted to the Meller family. The publication is written in
Lithuanian with an English translation."
here to read
the entire publication. Keep in mind that it is mostly in
Lithuanian with parts of it translated into English.
was produced in September 2014 by the Rokiškio Krašto Muziejus /
Rokiskis Regional Museum. And we thank them for sharing it with us
and with promoting the history of Jewish Rokiskis.
Meller, first to the left of the candy factory workers. (The Meller
family owned a
candy factory in Rokiskis.)
Olkinaties was a young Jewish poet from Rokiskis. She was killed
at a young age in the Holocaust but some of her poetry lives on both as
poems and folk songs in modern Lithuania.
Matilda Olkinaite is
seated in the front left, wearing a New Year's celebration
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