Just met an angel

28 Jun

caretaker of the synagogue

We just met an angel. Mr. Lludvikas was only 5 when the Nazis came to Ziezmariai. He and his mother would disguise themselves as beggars and smuggle food to the Jews hiding in the forest. Fast forward to today, by himself, he takes care of the only remaining wooden synagogue in Lithuania dating back to 1780. He defines the Yad Vashem title “righteous gentile”. I have video of him as well as pictures. There is one of where the mezuzah was located. Wooden synagogues were banned after a certain date because they would catch fire.


exterior of synagogue


where the light hung over where they read torah


the women’s gallery above


former location of the mezzuzh


last wooden sysnogogue in Lithuania



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One response to “Just met an angel

  1. Cynthia

    June 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I am inspired daily by following your journey Beth. What an amazing gift to have with your Mother. Thank you for sharing about the Angel you met, how powerful. The world can benefit from more angels today. Blessings on your safe and inspirational journey.


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