The organizer of the exhibition is Faina Borovsky, granddaughter of M. Levi and niece of S. Baer, who originated in Šiauliai and currently live in New York. The photographs reflect the Lithuanian interwar period, capture the bright personalities of that time, and characteristic details. The works are scattered very widely and are discovered even in New York museums, so today the most important thing is to rediscover them, collect them and take care that no one is left forgotten. At that time, the profession of a photographer was complex and multifaceted. Faina Borovsky is convinced: “It was not enough to just take photos – you had to be a chemist, an illuminator, an artist, draw decorations, print photos. It had to be a universal man – a master,” Photographs in the archives are selected according to the stamps belonging to the photo studio. All the images found raise many questions, so it is especially important to know what is depicted in the discovered photos.
The exhibition features many interesting photographs, the context of which has been deciphered by people interested in history and remembering the interwar period. They aim to show what the cultural life of Lithuania and Jews was like, to remember the experience of the Holocaust.
Kaunas, Rotušės a. 13