The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre is a local government cultural institution based in Lublin. It works towards the preservation of cultural heritage and education. Its function is tied to the symbolic and historical meaning of the Centre’s location in the Grodzka Gate, which used to divide Lublin into its respective Christian and Jewish quarters, as well as to Lublin as a meeting place of cultures, traditions and religions.

Part of the Centre are the House of Words and the Lublin Underground Trail.

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Multicultural towns of the Lublin Region

Multicultural towns of the Lublin Region

Journey to the shtetl with I. B.Singer - a picture of multicultural towns and villages of East Poland before World War II

The idea of this workshop is based on a presentation of shtetl's culture as a common heritage of Poles and Jews as well as on calling participants attention to a long coexistence of representatives of many nations: Poles, Jews, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Germans etc. as neighbors, who lived in their own local homelands. The diversity of shtetl can become an inspiration and a role model for today’s efforts in building a modern multicultural society. The participants undertake a symbolic travel to the shtetls of Lublin region, in which they get to know their inhabitants, topography and various aspects of everyday life. Their guide during this trip is Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jewish writer connected to Lublin region and a Nobel Prize winner, in writings of whom one can find an unusual description of this region’s shtetls.

Target group: middle and secondary schools
Workshop time: 90 mins
Place: The Grodzka Gate – 21, Grodzka Street

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Credited fate

Credited fate

A literary workshop taking advantage of creative writting method. Within this activity young people create on their own stories connected to a real people, who lived in Jewish quarter of pre-war Lublin. In this manner we want to recall and restore the memory of those who were condemned to oblivion and non-existence, from whom even their very individual life lots had been taken away.

Often there is no documents nor witnesses left of those tragic events. However, sometimes it happens to discover somebody's name, somebody's picture – and that's all. We do not know who this person was, we don't know what was his fate. Within the workshop we propose to invent a short story for each of these names, in order to talk about the actual person hid behind the name. Of course, the narration is based only on its author's imagination. Writing a short story though, is already a form of constructing our emotional bond with these people, a form of remembering or commemorating them. Among those whose fates we could restore are inter alia murdered children from the Jewish orphanage or inhabitants of the Lublin ghetto, that we know from a list made of approximately 4500 names. Credited Fate project

Target group: secondary schools
Workshop time: 90 mins
Place: The Grodzka Gate – 21, Grodzka Street

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Holocaust

Holocaust

Letters to Henio

On the basis of one family's - the Żytomirski family - from Lublin real story, the workshop's participants learn about the fate of Jewish people during the World War II. Young people, who take part in workshops, get to know the bicultural history of Lublin through some iconographic materials such as photographs and documents. The story of Henio – a Jewish boy born before the war in Lublin – enables participants to become familiar with the everyday life of this boy and his family in pre-war period, and leads them step by step through the consecutive stages of the Extermination. Workshop ends by writing together letters to Henio, who died probably at Majdanek camp. These activities have the task of learning tolerance and respect towards the other person regardless of his race or origins.

Target group: middle and secondary schools
Workshop time: 90 mins
Place: The Grodzka Gate – 21, Grodzka Street

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Righteous Among the Nations

Righteous Among the Nations

Lights in the Darkness - Righteous Among the Nations - portraits of Holocaust Survivors and those, who were saving in Lublin Region, based on the diaries and oral history documents

The workshop deals with the theme of the Righteous Among the Nations. During the workshop participants will get to know the story of saving a Jewish family during World War II in Chełm (Eastern Poland). The story will be shown from two perspectives, the Righteous and the Survivors. For this purpose there will be used oral history (fragments of relations by Adela Grzesiuk-Dąbska, the Righteous and the Survivor, Bencjon Drutin). This story would serve as an opportunity to discuss the difficulties of a memory of the Righteous and Survivors.

Target group: secondary schools
Workshop time: 90 mins
Place: The Grodzka Gate – 21, Grodzka Street

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Price List

workshops in Polish: 5 zł / person

workshops in a foreign language (English, French, German, Russian): 10 zł / person

 

Workshops need to be booked in advance via electronic mail edukacja@tnn.lublin.pl or at the following number: /081/ 532 58 67