Daniel J. Walkowitz, author of The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World and “a Jewish heritage tour guide like no other,” investigates the politics of the heritage tourism industry in a conversation with Eszter Susán, Museum of Jewish Heritage Prins Fellow.
Lecture by historian and archivist Anne Sophie Stockbauer
Lecture by Daniel Walkowitz, author of The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Jewish Heritage in Europe and the United States (Rutgers 2018). The book combines a family history with analyses of heritage tourism in thirteen cities in eight countries, in search of the history of a Jewish socialist narrative represented by his paternal grandmother in whose footsteps he always imagined himself walking.
Presentation of the book “The Remembered and Forgotten Jewish World: Heritage Tourism in Europe and the United States” (Rutgers University Press, 2018) will bring together Daniel Walkowitz, a historian and the author of the book, Marla Raucher Osborn and Jay Osborn, co-founders of the Rohatyn Jewish Heritage. Together they will discuss the meanings and implications of contemporary heritage tourism, bringing in perspectives of research, family history, and activism.
Learn about (and help support) the ongoing project to restore the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery in Bialystok, Poland, the only remaining Jewish cemetery in the city.
In the 2019 Kirker lecture, given in aid of Venice in Peril, Edmund de Waal considers the Venice Ghetto as a place which is simultaneously at the margins of the city whilst also being at the centre of world culture.
Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, renowned for his family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) which won many literary prices. He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011. He lives and works in London.
Lecture by Joanna Beata Michlic.
Since the fall of Communism, Łódź, the third-largest city of Poland, has embarked on a process of cultural reorientation. This process aims at reshaping it into a forward-looking twenty-first century European city. A close look at this process reveals that the reinvention of the city depends on what might be called an archaeological project of rediscovering the local pre-1939 multi-ethnic and multicultural heritage. In this lecture, Dr. Michlic examines the dynamics of the rediscovery of the Jewish heritage in Łódź from the perspective of mutual relations between a physical space and various social agents. She focuses on how the city draws on, reworks and articulates the forgotten Jewish heritage.