Schlagwort-Archive: VJPL

Trip to Bromley, UK

Bromley Jolson Festival 2012

Bromley Jolson Festival 2012

Andrea and Wyman attended the 2012 Jolson Festival in Bromley, held by the Int’l. Al Jolson Society, UK. They gave a presentation on Andrea’s filmwork as well as on the Vilnius Jewish Public Library. They also interviewed Jolson biographer Michael Freedland. Once again, the organizers came up with an amazing UK Jolson weekend.

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Vilnius Jewish Public Library Opening

(c) Barry Deutsch

The Vilnius Jewish Public Library finally opened its doors on December 16, 2011! It is the first Jewish public library in Lithuania since the liquidation of the Vilna Ghetto in 1943. In 2004, Wyman Brent had the idea of founding this library in the city of Vilnius formerly known as Jerusalem of the North.

For more information, please visit the library’s website as well as Wyman Brent’s personal website.

Here you can see the short film „Beautiful Dreamers“ which talks about the founding of the Vilnius Jewish Public Library as well as the story behind Andrea Oberheiden-Brent and Wyman Brent:

Beautiful Dreamers