Thursday, April 19, 2012
ליטא, רייסן און ליטוויש פולין
Prof. Hirshe-Dovid Kats' map of Old Lithuania.
It seems like "יום השואה" has become all the rage lately. Even VosizNeias had a little thingie on the top of the page to commemorate it. Not to mention that this has become a new פעולה among many Chabad Shluchim. Not that remembering is a bad thing - it's more that this once a year thing is a bit much. A bit too little, rather. Those of us who have been affected - either by 1st or 2nd generation - never cease to mourn. Having said that; one day is still better than none... So here is my little contribution to the cause, despite it not being from my neck of the woods. Prof. Katz has created a very nice map of the Old Lite, which is why people call Brisk part of ליטא even if it was recently very far from there and much closer to "mainland" Poland.