January 9th, 2016
During the two first part of my lecture, a video made by Alain Leroy about my work with the last witnesses – among them students of Yavne Gymnasium, the school students of Telsiai and the artists and art students in today’s Telsiai.
Max Weinreich Fellowship Lecture in Baltic Jewish Studies
(The Abram and Fannie Gottlieb Immerman and Abraham Nathan and Bertha Daskal Weinstein Memorial Fellowship in Eastern European Jewish Studies, the Abraham and Rachela Melezin Memorial Fellowship and the Maria Salit-Gitelson Tell Memorial Fellowship)
Isabelle Rozenbaumas’s multi-part project, “Bat Kama At?” (How old are you?) is an archive documenting the history and culture of Lithuanian Jewry through the lens of Jewish education for girls in Telz, Lithuania during the interwar period. This lecture will reflect on Rozenbaumas’s research process through archival documents, oral testimonies, photographs, eyewitness accounts, and yizkor-bikher (memorial books). Rozenbaumas will outline her efforts in teaching with these materials, as well as her work developing an open-space installation in the marketplace of Telsiai.