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LIJS: Rescuing Jewish Memory in Poland

Rescuing Jewish Memory in Poland
March 8, 15, and 22
8:00 pm, Zoom
Tuition: $54

Before World War II, there were 3.3 million Jews in Poland--ten per cent of the population. By 1945, ninety percent of Poland’s Jews had been murdered. Few Jews are left in Poland today, but the work of caring for the memory of their lives, their culture, and their stories is being carried out by non-Jewish Poles. Leora Tec, creator of The Neshoma Project, describes them as "Rescuers of Memory."

In this three-week class, students will learn about the work of some of the Rescuers of Memory and how they are fighting the erasure of Jewish lives and stories through scholarship, teaching, guiding, museum work, grassroots activism, and the arts. We'll discuss what it means to rescue memory and how this “memory work” fits into the "politics of memory" in Poland. We also will do a deep dive into one cultural memory institution in Lublin, Poland.

Please make your check payable to Lexington Institute of Jewish Studies and send to:
Robert Frankel
3 Kimball Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784