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Lithuanian scholar and Holocaust survivor Irena Veisaitė passes away at 93

Friday, December 11, 2020

Irena Veisaitė, a Lithuanian Jewish literary scholar and Holocaust survivor, has passed away aged 93. Her family confirmed that she had Covid-19. Veisaitė’s death was confirmed to by her friend Audra Žukaitytė on Friday. Born in Kaunas in 1928, Veisaitė was a known theatre scholar, intellectual and human rights activist. Veisaitė’s mother died at Kaunas Getho during World War Two. She herself was later sheltered by a non-Jewish family.…