Archive for June, 2013

Screening of Partisans of Vilna at Lincoln Square Synagogue in New York

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Lincoln Square Synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side will present two screenings of Partisans of Vilna on July 16th, at 3 PM and 5:30 PM.

You can read more or register for the event at Lincoln Square Synagogue’s website.

Smartphone app remaps the Vilna Ghetto for a new generation of visitors

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Menachem Kaiser writes for Tablet Magazine about a new smartphone app he has authored that overlays the boundaries and landmarks of the Vilna Ghetto onto a current map of the city. Kaiser claims the contours of the historical ghetto are inadequately visible in the increasingly gentrified modern city of Vilnius and his “reVILNA” is an interactive map project that uses GPS to mark important sites and seeks to increase the understanding of daily life in the Vilna Ghetto through a spatial outline of the area.

You can read more about the program from its creator at Tablet Magazine or check out the map, which is an ongoing project, at http://www.revilna.org.