Exhibition devoted to Kopel Simelovitz

Article publié le 2 November 2022

Until March 2023 at the Gaon Museum in Vilna

On 24 October 2022, the Gaon Jewish History Museum in Vilna was honoured to welcome Queen Mathilde of Belgium, the First Lady of Lithuania, Diana Nausėdienė, and the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, Rudi Vervoort. Welcomed on site by the Lithuanian Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys, they signed a cooperation agreement between the museums of the two states. The aim was to improve academic and historical cooperation. The meeting officially opened the exhibition dedicated to the artist Kopel Simelovitz from the Lithuanian town of Šeduva. He had taken refuge in Belgium. He was arrested during the Holocaust, deported and murdered in Auschwitz in 1943. The documentary « The Paper Brigade » by director Diane Perelsztejn will also be screened.