Brama Talks: Future Imperfect–Dreams of Lublin Yiddishists
Welcome to Brama Talks, a monthly webinar series featuring Brama Grodzka staff and friends, Lubliners, and experts in live conversations about Jewish history and memory in Lublin.
During our third webinar, which will take place on September 10th, 2020 Piotr Nazaruk and Leora Tec will discuss the history of Peretz House, one of the most significant yet, at the same time, forgotten “Jewish buildings” on the map of Lublin. Peretz House was built jointly by several Jewish organizations (the TSYSHO or Central Yiddish School Organization, the Bund and Folkspartay) to house a secular Yiddish-language school and various cultural institutions. Although the war interrupted this visionary project, soon after the liberation of Lublin it became one of the first shelters for Holocaust survivors in Poland. Thousands found a safe haven there, and the news about the fate of the Polish Jews emanated worldwide from Peretz House. Join us for a talk about the complex nature of secular Jewish life in pre-war Lublin and its never-finished epicenter–Peretz House.
Please register in advance:
Don’t hesitate to sign up, as the number of participants is limited.
Each Brama Talk will be 45 minutes long, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.
Piotr Nazaruk works at the Ośrodek "Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN" as an educator, researcher and curator of temporary exhibits. In 2017 and 2018 he was a stipendist and student at YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.
Leora Tec is a Lubliner and the founder and director of Bridge To Poland. She is the American Ambassador and Special Projects Partner to Ośrodek "Brama Grodzka - Teatr NN". Her current joint project with Brama Grodzka is a video archive: The Neshoma Project: Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish memory.
This event is organized in cooperation with the National Centre For Culture.