TA exhibit highlights last rural Georgian Jews
Story of Kakiashvilis common among Georgian Jewish Diaspora: Proud of their past, but the future lies elsewhere.
By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
March 28, 2012 22:30
3 minute read.
Mikhail Kakiashvili, last native member of Oni, Georgia_370 .
(photo credit: Eliezer Yaari )
A group of people gathered around an enlarged photograph at the launch of a new
photo exhibit at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People on
The portrait showed an elderly man wearing a blue shirt and a
dark cap standing guard over the old Jewish cemetery in the small Georgian town
Wild growth obscured most of the tombstones on the ground and the
snow-capped Caucasus mountains were seen glistening in the distance.
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