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Lozdzieje
LITHUANIA



 

LAG B'OMER IN LOZDZIEJE
Lozdzieje (Lazdijai), Lithuania
May
1929

All of these photos were taken at the studio of I. Vilenskio in Lazdijuose (Lozdzieje).
Partial identifications/translations from the back of these photographs:
top row of photos, right: Moshe Zibov on the right, photo given to Dawid Bergzon: "For everlasting memory my  friend so you will immediately remember David Bergzon from your friend Moshe Zibow."
center photo, back row, far left: Dawid Bergzon.
bottom row of photos, far right: Peshe Bergzon.
Inscription, top row, left photo: "For everlasting memory for my friend Peshe Bergzon, from me your friend Golda Roluta (or Ramluta)."
Inscription, bottom row, third photo from left: "For remembrance to my friend Peshe Bergzon on the occasion of her trip to America, from me  ....... Kavyukel (sp)."

 
Lag B'Omer takes place on the eighteenth day of the Jewish month of Iyar (thirty-three days after the day of Passover.) This is the time when whatever mourning restrictions existed between Passover and Shavuot has ended. This is a joyful occasion. Music is listened to, weddings take place, large bonfires are lit, and many go on an excursion in the countryside. Perhaps the young men and women above went to the local photographic studio to have their photos taken. These photos were given to siblings Peshe and Dawid Bergzon, who in 1931, would immigrate to the United States, though Dawid would soon move to Palestine. Both had changed their surname to Berger while living in the United States.

 


 


 

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