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A Visit to a Lithuanian Town

This was published in “The Keidaner” bulletin in three parts, from October to December, 1938. It was exerpted from the Warsaw Yiddish newspaper “Haynt” (“Today”), which carried the author’s account of travel through Lithuania. By Chaim Vital “When you are … Continue reading

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From ‘The Annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry’

Keidan by Efraim Oshry The following is an entry from Oshry, Efraim, “The Annhilation of Lithuanian Jewry” (New York, 1995) Originally published in Yiddish as  “Khurbn Lita”. New York, 1951. LITHUANIAN NAME: Kedainiai RUSSIAN NAME: Keidany LOCATION: A district capital … Continue reading

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Echoes of a Vanished World

By B. Cassel Originally published Nov. 17, 1940, in the 40th anniversary edition of The Keidaner, the bulletin of the Keidaner Assn. of New York.  Keidan’s Great Synagogue was packed. From all the small prayer-houses and minyans, people had come … Continue reading

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Synagogues in Keidan

By Yehezkel Rochin (Ramat Rachel, Israel) There were seven synagogues in Keidan. Four of them were in the shulhoyf,; two more were in Smilga Street, and one was across the [Neviazhe] river. I can briefly recount the many different things … Continue reading

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Worlds Gone By

Keidan at the end of the 19th century By Dr. Hyman J. Epstein Originally published in 1930 by the Keidaner Assn. of New York.  Keidan was not just another Lithuanian shtetl; it was a city, with an important lineage. Proud … Continue reading

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