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May
17
Fri
(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw
May 17 – Dec 16 all-day
(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw | Warszawa | Województwo mazowieckie | Poland

There were more than a thousand shtetls in today’s territories of Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Belarus.  The Second World War and the Holocaust obliterated the world of shtetls completely. Today, in Opatów—as well as in tens of other Polish towns—there are no more Jews left.

The OPOLIN Museum’s  new temporary exhibition titled (post) JEWISH… demonstrates that Polish towns hide two parallel histories. The history of their Polish inhabitants is well known and remembered. The one of their Jewish neighbours who are no more is forgotten or left unsaid. 

Guide in the exhibition will be the late Mayer Kirshenblatt, a painter who emigrated to Canada with his mother and brothers as a teenager, in 1934. Mayer recalls the shtetl of his youth, restoring vivid memories of the people, events, daily life and customs. His paintings—full of color, imagination and humor—show us a world that is no more. Looking at them, we learn about our shared Polish-Jewish history.

The exhibition also features a documentation of artistic interventions carried out in today’s Opatów, aimed at discovering and restoring the vestiges of the pre-war Jewish life.

Click here to buy tickets

 

Jul
14
Sun
Summer anniversary party, Augsburg @ former Krieghaber synagogue
Jul 14 @ 11:00 – 18:00
Summer anniversary party, Augsburg @ former Krieghaber synagogue | Augsburg | Bayern | Germany

Summer Party celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Former Kriegshaber Synagogue becoming part of the Augsburg Jewish Museum.

In May 2014, the Former Kriegshaber Synagogue opened as the second location of the Jewish Museum Augsburg Swabia. After the renovation, it became a place of encounter, education and remembrance, which conveys and history in the Kriegshaber district and keeps it present. Since then, various special exhibitions insights into the history and culture of Judaism – both both in the region and beyond.

At the summer festival, children and adults can get to know the Former Synagogue during various short tours. You can also look forward to a colourful programme with live music. And there will also be plenty to eat and drink in the garden behind the synagogue.

Aug
11
Sun
Medieval Jewish Erfurt – celebrating one year since inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list @ Jewish quarter Erfurt
Aug 11 @ 11:00 – 22:00
Medieval Jewish Erfurt - celebrating one year since inclusion on UNESCO's World Heritage list @ Jewish quarter Erfurt | Erfurt | Thüringen | Germany

A day workshops, lectures, and dance across the Jewish Old City – and a festive open-air concert outside the Old Synagogue, featuring simkhat hanefesh, Caravan Orchestra & Choir, and more, to celebrate the first anniversary of Medieval Jewish Erfurt being included on UNESCO’s roster of World Heritage.

The events is part of the program of this year’s Yiddish Summer Weimar festival, which runs from July 12 to August 17.

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