Jewish Heritage Europe

POLIN “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt” exhibit special guided tour

When:
May 18, 2024 @ 12:00 – 14:00
2024-05-18T12:00:00+02:00
2024-05-18T14:00:00+02:00
Cost:
30 zloty
POLIN "(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt" exhibit special guided tour

Special guided tour of the temporary exhibition “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Through the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt” by curators Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Natalia Romik.

  • 18 May (Saturday), 12 noon, BUY TICKET →
  • Temporary exhibition “(post)JEWISH… Shtetl Opatów Throught the Eyes of Mayer Kirshenblatt”
  • Tickets: regular 30PLN, reduced 25PLN
  • Guided tour in English

As Mayer Kirshenblatt’s daughter, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett will talk about the history of pre-war Jewish towns, about their typical features and the role they played in the Jewish community. While analysing Mayer’s paintings, we will learn about the functions of the selected buildings, about old rituals and Polish-Jewish cohabitation. Natalia Romik, on the other hand, will talk about these towns’ postwar fate. While drawing our attention to the exhibition design and the selected artefacts, she will raise the issue of Jewish property and tell us what happened to it after the Holocaust.