Out of generations of life in Lithuania, there was only one photo that remained. This photo had left Lithuania before the war.
Taken in a photo studio in Vilkaviškis, it is a family photo of his widowed grandmother and her four little children. Inspired by this one photograph, Shubitz will be returning to Kaunas with 12 portraits in a large format.
“These people are my heroes,” he says. “They survived the inferno of the Holocaust and even their children had inherited their Trauma. I will symbolically return with them to Kaunas. The city where they were born and had their childhood until it was all blown. I do it as an act of honor to my heroes, and as a bridge for reconciliation and a better future.”
Venue and visiting hours of the exhibition: TBC. More information soon.
Organizers: Kaunas 2022
Photo: Michael Shubitz family archive