Webinar | Jewish Memory, Polish Memory, Shared Memory?

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum invites you to join the webinar Jewish Memory, Polish Memory, Shared Memory? Creating the Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising after WWII which will take place on April 26, Wednesday, at 6pm under the following link: https://zoom.us/j/93919656426.

Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising has been one of the key elements of the Polish Jews’ identity since the end of WWII. In Poland, the process of shaping this memory had been associated with attempts to give this event new context, to adapt it to current political goals and even to gradually strip it of its Jewish character. The story of shaping the memory is also the story of creating heroes of the Uprising while erasing others or deliberately omitting some of the organizations and communities who took part in this historical event.

It is extremely important to know how different Jewish organizations, especially The Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland (TSKŻ), adapted to this situation. The above-mentioned TSKŻ has been organizing official ceremonies of commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising since 1951.

This procces will be described about Tamara Włodarczyk – the author of the book about the Jewish community in Lower Silesia, educator and culture animator. Since 1999, she has been collaborating with different Jewish associations in Poland.

The webinar moderator will be Masha Makarova from the WGM Educational Department. The meeting will be interpreted into English. Participation is free.