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“Jews and Poland: An Ancient and Complex Relationship Across Continents”

29.06.2022 - 20:00 / Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18

Discussion, EN
Dr. Edyta Gawron, Jakub Nowakowski, moderated by Yitzchak Schwartz
Partner: Byron Sherwin Center in New York

Online (Zoom)
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While many speak of Jewish-Polish relations as something from the past, both the vibrant Jewish community in Poland today and the large Polish-Jewish diaspora in America, Israel and elsewhere continue to grapple with their relationship to Poland and the Polish people. Similarly, in the last thirty years Poles have become increasingly aware of how intertwined Polish history and the history of Jews in Poland are. How do Poles involved in the Jewish revival in Poland see the role of Jewish history in Poland? How do American Jews relate to their Polish roots? What is the future of the relationship of Jews and Poles/ Poland?

This event, jointly organized by the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków and the Byron Sherwin Center in New York, will explore these questions with a mixed virtual and in-person panel consisting of a member of the Kraków Jewish community, a major non-Jewish proponent of Poland’s Jewish heritage, and two American Jews with Polish roots.