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Back in the U.S. now. Feels great to be home. The trip to Israel was great. I managed to find two survivors from Kupiskis who I interviewed. The stories are powerful. These photos are from Masada. That’s Israeli filmmaker Yaniv Berman and his little brother on the trail.

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Drinking the Tigris: Last Drink

last morning in Iraq Iraq is behind me for good. I flew out to Jordan then traveled by taxi to the Israeli border and then caught a ride down to Tel Aviv. It feels wonderful to know it’s behind me. I’m staying in Israel for two weeks relaxing but also to interview anyone I can [...]

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Lithuanian Jewry Posts, May – June 2007

(The following is a string of posts from the old cysfilm blog. Some of the dates have been lost so I compiled all into one post. It’s messy but interesting sutff.) Lithuanian Jewry, Entry #3, June 11, 07 May 29, 07 I wrote: Thanks for the information Ann, its enlightening. Can you tell me more [...]

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Dim Red and Stars

The high notes are on which side of the piano? Last week was a spinal tap of shrill notes from the left side of the mouth, from the mouths of the old. This place keeps dishing its guts. Sixty years after the fact they’re raw red and still hot to the touch. Kristina’s Grandma sat [...]

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Equinox

If you’ve ever doubted resurrection, spend a winter in Lithuania. Snow on the ground now for five months. When it’s not snowing its gray. When its not gray its too cold to stay outside. My first year here I was sure I was dying by this time in March. I’d never seen my face so [...]

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Something I Found

Here’s something I found in my journal I wrote while still a Peace Corps volunteer in Kupiskis, Lithuania. Sept 14, 2001: …Today Gaf and Regina picked me up and we went to Skapiskis. Regina is good at her job. A guide for Jewish people interested in their heritage here. She asks the locals if there [...]

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