Remembering Litvaks, Inc., is leading a group of descendants of Jews who lived in Kupiškis / Kupisik in working with Aušra Jonušytė, the historian of the the Kupiškis Ethnographic Museum to develop an informational sign about the history of the town’s Jews. The regional mayor, Dainius Bardauskas, has agreed that the sign should be placed near the entrance of the newly renovated library-synagogue complex. The library building once was the town’s Great Synagogue and one of three places of prayer in the “shul-hof.”
The sign will be bi-lingual and will be designed by Lithuanian architect Aurimas Širvys, and the stand and frame will be manufactured by the Rokiškis Machine Factory (Rokiškio mašinų gamykla). It is estimated that the Kupiškis sign will be completed and dedicated in the Spring of 2023.
RLI is also in discussions with the Rokiškis regional government and Rokiškis Regional Museum to create information signs in the market square areas of Rokiškis, Kamajai / Kamai, and Suvainiškis, as well as at the two Holocaust killing sites that Lithuania’s Department of Cultural Heritage officially recognized in the Fall of 2021. The recognition was based upon the archeological research conducted in July 2018 by a team led by Prof. Dr. Rabbi Richard Freund at the invitation of RLI, the Rokiškis Regional Museum, and the Rokiškis regional government.