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The preface to the 1977 Keidan “sefer zikaron” or Yizkor (Memorial) Book.  At first glance this book is like all the other hundreds of books published since the end of World War II in memory of the Jewish shtetl in … Continue reading

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Back to the Future

The first version of this website appeared in 1995, not long after Netscape introduced a WYSIWYG editor to go with its then-new Internet browser.

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This site is about Keidan, where my grandfather was born. Known today by its Lithuanian name, Kėdainiai, it was for centuries an important regional center, a seat of dukes and counts, and a multicultural community long before that term was … Continue reading

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