We sadly report the death of Pranas Algirdas Dargys on April 4, 2020. He was born in 1933. We send our deepest condolences to his beloved wife.
Our deepest condolences to EJC executive director Raya Kalenkovoa on the death of her beloved mother Sophie Berchader, who died at home surrounded by her loving family.
Levas Markmanas has passed away. He was born in 1948. Our deepest condolences to Eduardas Pogosovas on the loss of his beloved father.
Leonid Štarkman passed away on March 15. He was born in 1937. Our deepest condolences go to his daughter Svetlana.
The Lithuanian Jewish Community expresses its deepest condolences to Vytautas Landsbergis and his family on the death of his beloved wife Gražina who passed away March 11.
In sadness we report the death of Boris Berin on January 20. He was born in 1927. Our deepest condolences go to his children.
Ruvinas Bechakas passed away February 3. He was born in 1939. Our deepest condolences to his son.
Leiba Munic passed away February 1. Our deepest condolences to the family on their loss.
The Lithuanian Jewish Community extend our deepest condolences to Michailas Tarasovas on the death of his beloved mother.
Isaakas Demantas passed away in late January. We have lost an amazingly sensitive and sincere friend. Orphaned by the Holocaust, he made his own way in life from the age of 13. An active member of the Jewish community and the Union of Former Ghetto and Concentration Camp inmates, he passed away at the age of 91.
Our deepest condolences to his soulmate Mina Frišman and sons Arkadijus and Vladimiras, to his grandchildren and to his friends Ieva and Monia who came to his aid when misfortune struck and Isaakas was hospitalized.
Elina Malomuž passed away January 12. She was born in 1962. We extend our deepest condolences to her mother Natalija and her daughter Olga. May you find comfort and strength of spirit in this difficult time of loss.
In great sadness we report the death on January 15 of the long-time, active member of our community Vladimir Vakhman at the age of 77. He was born September 24, 1943, in Nazi-occupied Kiev. He only survived by being hidden until the Soviet army liberated the Ukrainian capital. Actually he didn’t see the light of day until then. Vakhman was well known to collectors and book lovers in Vilnius. Readers of Obzor know his translations from Lithuanian to Russian. Vladimir Vakhman will stay in our hearts forever as a conscientious fellow traveller who was always ready to help others. Our deepest condolences to his widow and children.
Simonas Dovidavičius passed away December 14. He was deputy chairman of the Kaunas Jewish Community, the founding light and director of the Sugihara House museum in Kaunas, highly educated, a tour guide and a good friend. His loss is a great loss to the Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Kaunas Jewish Community. Our condolences to his many friends and loved ones.
Those wishing to bid him farewell may do so at the St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kaunas, Radvilėnų highway no. 15A, Kaunas, on Tuesday, December 17, beginning at 5:00 P.M. He will be buried at noon on December 18 at the Aleksotas Jewish cemetery in Kaunas.
In deep sadness we report long-time member of the Šiauliai Jewish community Giršas Bikas died November 28. He was born in 1939. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones.
Ruth “Rivke” Feldman Katz has passed away at the age of 98 at her home in Florida. She was the wife of the Litvak Yiddish writer, poet and teacher Menke Katz and is survived by her son Dovid Katz and Menke’s daughter from a previous marriage, Mrs. Troim Katz Handler. Both children went on to teach Yiddish as adults.
Michail Levant passed away November 18. He was born in 1947. Our deepest condolences to his widow Raisa.
The Šiauliai Regional Jewish Community mourns the death of the mother of member Zinaida Barienė and sends its deepest condolences. We wish strength for the entire family at this difficult time.
Saida Mazu passed away October 28. She was born in 1941. Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
The sad news has reached us Ričardas Baltusevičius passed away on October 25. He was born in 1965. Our deepest condolences to his brother Robertas and his family and friends.
The World Jewish Congress joins the European Jewish Congress and our Jewish communities throughout Europe in mourning the passing of long-time EJC secretary-general and friend Serge Cwajgenbaum z”l.
Serge was a pivotal figure for European Jewry who began his communal engagement with the French Jewish students union, joined the WJC in 1974, headed the French section of the World Jewish Congress and then served as director of World Jewish Congress Europe for many years before the founding of the European Jewish Congress in 1986.