We kindly invite Jewish young people and the general public to a screening of a documentary film by Elžbieta Josadė called Dialogue with Joseph on at 7:00 P.M. on May 18 at the Pasaka Theater (Šv. Ignoto street no. 4/3, Vilnius). After the film you may meet and discuss with film director Elžbieta Josadė and editor Rareş lenasoaie. Entrance is free to the public.
Josef (or Jokūbas) Josadė was born August 15, 1911, in Kalvarija, Lithuania. He passed away in Vilnius on November 9, 1995. He was a well-known Lithuanian writer, dramaturge and literary critic. Jewish periodicals began publishing his stories before World War II. He worked at the Der Emes Soviet Yiddish newspaper in 1940 and 1941, and served in the 16th Division of the Red Army fighting the Nazis in World War II. After the war and following the Soviet ban on Jewish cultural activities, he switched working languages and began writing in Lithuanian. He returned to Yiddish in the 1970s. He is perhaps best known in Lithuania for his ethical testament written to his son in Lithuanian, discussing Lithuania and the Holocaust.