On November 16, 2023, a panel discussion “Commemorating the History, Culture and Tradition of Jews (Israel, Poland, and the Balkans – Sofia, Kielce’s Great Synagogue, Zagajski’s House of Prayer in Kielce, White Building at 6 Twarda St. in Warsaw, Radegast Station and Museum of Polish Children in Łódź, Jewish Cemetery in Gdańsk, Holocaust Memorial Centre in Skopje)” took place at the Faculty of the “Artes Liberales”. The panel was organized as part of the seminar “Wanted and Unwanted Tradition”.

The recording of the panel is available online (see at the bottom of the page ↓).


12:00 – 1:40 p.m.
Opening of the Panel – Jolanta Sujecka

Session One – Moderator: Magdalena Wróblewska
Monika Stobiecka: Authorised Heritage Discourse and Jewish Material Heritage in Poland
Małgorzata Wosińska: From Grochów to Be’eri: Jewish Kibbutzim as a Legacy of “Endurance” and as a Practice of Social Resilience in the Face of Crisis
Katarzyna Taczyńska: Competition of Memories? The Holocaust in the Museums of Łódź

Discussion 1:40 – 2:10 p.m.

Coffee break 2:10 – 2:25 p.m. 

Session Two – Moderator: Monika Stobiecka
2:25 – 4:25 p.m.
Magdalena Wróblewska: How Can Things from the Ghetto Remember?
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski: Memory and Lack of Memory in Gdańsk and the Surrounding Area
Naum Trajanovski: The Rescue of the Macedonian Jews During World War II: Between Collective Agency and Individual Stories
Jolanta Sujecka: Jewish Sites of Memory in Europe: Transnational, National or Local Memory ? (Sofia, Kielce and Warsaw)

Discussion and Summing up of the Panel – 4:25 – 5:00 p.m. 


The panel recording can be played back → on this page. The access code (j?N9W^Lu) is required.