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Jun
23
Sun
Krakow Jewish Culture Festival
Jun 23 – Jun 30 all-day
Krakow Jewish Culture Festival @ Kraków | Województwo małopolskie | Poland

The 33rd edition of the biggest and best-known Jewish culture festival in Europe. Concerts, lectures, exhibits, guided tours, workshops, films, meetings, and other activities…

This year, or security reasons, the annual open-air “Shalom on Szeroka” final concert will not be held.

Jul
2
Tue
Lviv – Life in Hiding – Then and Now @ Jewish Museum Frankfurt
Jul 2 @ 19:00 – 20:30
Lviv – Life in Hiding – Then and Now @ Jewish Museum Frankfurt | Frankfurt am Main | Hessen | Germany
Natalia Romik, the curator of the exhibit “Hideouts: Architecture of Survival” current on show at the museum will be in conversation with the  historian Sofia Dyak,  head of the foundation “Center for Urban History” in Lviv (Lemberg). They will focus on  the relevance of hide and seek in times of war.
The conversation is held in English. 

Tickets can  be purchased at the museum shop or at the online shop
Aug
11
Sun
Restored Białystok Pogrom Monument dedication @ Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery, Białystok
Aug 11 all-day
Restored Białystok Pogrom Monument dedication @ Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery, Białystok | Białystok | Województwo podlaskie | Poland

Inauguration of the massive pillar in the Jewish cemetery commemorating the scores of victims of the June 1906 pogrom and two 1905 massacres.

It was restored thanks to the efforts of the US nonprofit Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Fund.

Read the long essay by the cemetery’s historian Dr. Heidi Szpek about the pillar.

Sep
8
Sun
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw
Sep 8 – Sep 10 all-day
From Shtetl to Post-Jewish Town @ POLIN Museum, Warsaw | Warszawa | Województwo mazowieckie | Poland

While the historical shtetl has been studied extensively, the post-Jewish town, as a historical phenomenon and evolving site of contested memory, has received less attention. After the Holocaust, the many towns where Jewish communities had lived for centuries and where they had created a distinctive way of life became places without Jews. We want to explore this process of transforming shtetls into post-Jewish space.

The conference is organized as part of the events accompanying the new temporary exhibition of POLIN Museum “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt” opening on May 17, 2024. The exhibition will juxtapose postwar memories of prewar Jewish life in Polish Opatów, as recorded in words and paintings by a self-taught artist – Mayer Kirshenblatt, with the postwar post-Jewish town.

 

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