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Lifelong Learning presents Do What You Have to Do and Then Keep Your Mouth Shut on Zoom

Sunday, December 3, 2023 20 Kislev 5784

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lifelong Learning Presents
Do What You Have to Do and Then Keep Your Mouth Shut
A talk by Dr. Linas Venclauskas via Zoom from Kaunas, Lithuania
December 3, 2023 at 11:00 am
Please join us for an engaging talk on the heroic efforts by two men to save Jewish lives in Lithuania during the Holocaust. 
In the summer of 1940, two diplomats, Japanese Vice Consul Chiune Sugihara and Dutch Honorary Consul Jan Zwartendijk, worked together to save as many as 6,000 Polish Jewish refugees by issuing over 2,000 visas. Dr. Linas Venclauskas will speak to us live from Kaunas, Lithuania, about this humanitarian effort.
Dr. Venclauskas is a historian best known for his work regarding antisemitism in Lithuania. He has published numerous scholarly articles and, in 2022, he published a book on Lithuanian antisemitic discourse from the 1850’s to 1940. 
As a professor at VMU from 2004 to the present, he has conducted research on Jewish history, Lithuanian antisemitism, and Jewish refugees. Since 2003, he has collaborated with the Sugihara House Museum in numerous capacities including as a board member and curator. He also is a professional tour guide for the Kovno Jewish ghetto in Kaunas


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This is voluntary.  Please feel free to attend whether or not you make a donation.  Suggested amount $10-$20 per class session.
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