LAG B'OMER IN LOZDZIEJE
Lozdzieje (Lazdijai), Lithuania
|All of these photos were taken at the studio of I. Vilenskio in
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
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.