Meeting with Natalia Byrżko-Zapór, author of the book „Pogranicze wszystkiego. Podróże po Wołyniu” (“Borderlands of Everything. Travels through Volhynia”)
Led by: Aleksander Gurgul
Zoom registration: click HERE.
This event will be broadcast on the Galicia Jewish Museum Facebook fanpage.
Economic migrations to the West, both legal and illegal, are an everyday experience for people living in Volhynia. From their point of view, Poland is an embodiment of their dream of the West. Meanwhile, Poles have many grim associations with Volhynia. While these tragic events happened over 70 years ago, and new generations have been born, in the most simple terminology: life goes on. And we know too little about this life.
Natalia Bryżko-Zapór leads us through past and present Volhynia. The Volhynia of Arianism and contemporary Protestants, the Volhynia of cigarette smugglers and migrants, the Volhynia which is living in the shadow of Donbas and its bloody history, the Volhynia of breathtaking landscapes and forests devastated by thieves of amber, the Volhynia of Ukraininans, Jews, and Poles. Finally: the Volhynia of prehistoric gods, goddesses, and ghouls.
“Borderlands of Everything” is a guide through an area which is adjacent to Poland, on the Ukrainian bank of the Bug River, a territory which lives its own life and is searching for its new identity.
Co-organized by: Czarne Publishing Press
Space is limited.