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29.06.2019    10:00

SATURDAY, 29.06.2019

10.00 – Children at the Jewish Culture Festival 2019: “The Little Abramko”; Agnieszka Kaim (PL), Albert Kwiatkowski PL)

Theater performance 
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by: Galicia Jewish Museum

We will hear different stories from various countries, some far away and others quite close. The heroes of these stories will be children but also childish adults. Apart from traditional stories about Jewish and Middle Eastern heroes we will hear the story of little Abramko, a Jewish boy from Warsaw, who, during the Second World War, reached the city of Isfahan in the far away Iran, where he found refuge together with other children who escaped Poland. The story of little Abramko was created to save his life from a void. His life and the lives of the heroes of other refugee stories who remain silent.


11.00 – A free guided tour through the exhibition “Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland”

Guided tour
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by Galicia Jewish Museum

An exhibition of unique photographs by the acknowledged American photographer, Chuck Fishman, documenting the life of the Jewish community in Poland in the 1970s, 1980s, and today.


12.00 – A free guided tour through the exhibition by Chuck Fishman, Re-Generation. Jewish Life in Poland

Guided tour
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
EN
Free admission
Organized by Galicia Jewish Museum

An exhibition of unique photographs by the acknowledged American photographer, Chuck Fishman, documenting the life of the Jewish community in Poland in the 1970s, 1980s, and today.


12.30 - Contexts and narratives. Education about the Jewish past—education for tolerance; Maciej Zabierowski (PL), Eliza Gaust (PL), Anna Wencel (PL), Larysa Michalska(PL)

Discussion
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by Galicia Jewish Museum, The Center for Dialogue in Łódź and the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim

The Center for Dialogue in Łódź and the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oświęcim are unique institutions offering wide educational and cultural programs. Deeply rooted in the Jewish history of both cities, they go beyond teaching about Jewish history and the Holocaust, moving in the direction of education for tolerance and diversity and counteracting prejudice and discrimination. In what circumstances were they founded? How do they function in urban spaces? Who are their visitors? And what kind of challenges they face in their work?


13.00 – Guided tour through the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum, Traces of Memory

Guided tour
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
EN
Free admission 
Organized by Galicia Jewish Museum

The permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum Traces of Memory (updated in 2016) is a variety of themes, motives, threads related to Polish-Jewish history and heritage. It is also a multitude of different points of view and an almost infinite possibility of interpretation. We would like to invite you to go deeper into the concept of this exhibition, to a slow and careful discovery of Traces of Memory and to discuss various important and often difficult themes.


13.30 – Contexts and narratives. Local Jewish museums; Aleksandra Namysło (PL), Rafał Kowalski (PL), Anna Wencel (PL), Larysa Michalska (PL)

Discussion
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission 
Organized by Galicia Jewish Museum, Upper Silesian Jews House of Remembrance in Gliwice, Museum of Mazovian Jews in Płock

The Upper Silesian Jews House of Remembrance is located in the restored building of funeral chapel at the Jewish cemetery in Gliwice, while the Museum of Masovian Jews is housed in the synagogue in Płock. Their spaces are therefore tightly connected with the heritage of local Jewish communities. But their narratives are distinct, as a result of historical, social and cultural differences between Silesian and Masovian regions. How do these museums construct their narratives about the past? What kind of exhibitions do they present? What is their main focus in educational activities? And how have locals reacted to them?


13.30 – Inspired by Jewish Culture: Tuwim

Exhibition opening
Galicia Jewish Museum, Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by: Galicia Jewish Museum, , Jacek Malczewski Art High School in Częstochowa

The exhibition is the result of the 7th edition of the art contest titled Inspired by Jewish Culture, organized by the Jacek Malczewski Art High School in Częstochowa. The theme of this year's edition of the contest is the work of Julian Tuwim, the outstanding Polish-Jewish poet. The participants of the contest had to “translate” Tuwim's works into the visual language of comic books. The exhibition presents the best entries of the contest.


14.30 – Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Israeli National Identity; Joanna Dyduch (PL), Agnieszka Bryc (PL), Artur Skorek (PL), Philip Earl Steele (US/PL), moderated by Ewa Węgrzyn (PL)

Discussion
Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by: Galicia Jewish Museum, Herzl-Thon Center of Israel Studies and Polish-Israeli Relations (Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University)

On behalf of  Galicia Jewish Museum as well as  Herzl-Thon Center of Israel Studies and Polish-Israeli Relations (Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University), we invite you for a debate concernig Israeli identity. During the meeting the panelists will discuss the influence of religion, zionism and Holocaust on Israeli society.


14.30 – Edelman; Joanna Podolska (PL)

Presentation/Lecture
Galicia Jewish Museum, Dajwór 18
PL
Free admission
Organized by: Galicia Jewish Museum, The Marek Edelman Centre for Dialogue in Łódź

Joanna Podolska, the director of the Marek Edelman Centre for Dialogue in Łódź, will present the story of Marek Edelman, a doctor, social worker, hero of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and activist of the democratic opposition in Communist Poland. Also, the new graphic novel Edelman, devoted to Marek Edelman, will be presented. This publication marks the Year of Marek Edelman and depicts an unusual biography of a Pole, a Jew, a doctor, a fighter, an opposition activist who always did his best to oppose evil and support the weakest. 2019 is the 100th anniversary of Marek Edelman's birth and 10th anniversary of his death.