Brama Talks: Lublin Ghettos - History, Topography, and Commemoration
The liquidation of the Lublin ghetto began on March 16, 1942. To commemorate this tragic event, this month's Brama Talks will be dedicated to the subject of the Lublin ghettos. Please join us on Thursday, March 18, 2021, for Brama Talks when our main guest will be Krzysztof Banach, who will speak on the history and topography of the Lublin ghettos. Krzysztof will be followed by Agata Radkowska-Parka who will share some of the ways Brama Grodzka has preserved the memory of the Lublin ghettos.
The ghetto in the Podzamcze (Podzamcze means “under the castle” in Polish) quarter in Lublin was created in March 1941. The boundaries of the ghetto covered the area of the former Jewish town, which had existed in Lublin for several centuries. All Jews in Lublin were forced to move into this area. After almost a year, on the night of March 16th/17th, 1942, the German occupying forces began removing Jews from the Podzamcze ghetto and deporting them to Bełżec death camp. By mid-April, 1942, more than 28,000 Jewish women, children, and men had been sent to Bełżec death camp. After the Podzamcze ghetto had been brutally emptied, a residual ghetto was established in the Majdan Tatarski district situated on the southeastern outskirts of the city. This ghetto lasted until its final liquidation on November 9th, 1942.
During his presentation, Krzysztof Banach, author of a book about the Lublin ghettos entitled, “Districts of Extermination,” will speak about the history and topography of these ghettos. He will be joined by Agata Radkowska-Parka from Brama Grodzka who will speak about Brama Grodzka's project, "Lublin. Memory of the Holocaust."
Please register through the following link: https://tiny.pl/r4x1j
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (Presentations: 1 hour; Q&A: 15 minutes)
Time: 08:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
03:00 PM New York
Please note: This talk will take place an hour later than usual in the USA and Canada (3:00 Eastern time) but at the usual time in Poland and Israel (20:00 and 21:00 respectively) due to the fact that we set our clocks back on different days in different countries.
Krzysztof Banach is a historian who currently serves as the Director of the Publishing Department at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. From 2012 to 2019 he worked as the head of exhibitions at the State Museum at Majdanek where he was the curator and the author of exhibitions, catalogues, and scientific articles on the history of the Holocaust and exhibition methodology. Krzysztof is also a guide and a genealogy researcher.
Agata Radkowska-Parka holds an MA in history and has completed post-graduate studies on "Totalitarianism—Nazism—Holocaust." She is a guide, part of the Brama Grodzka–Teatr NN Centre team, an activist in the "Well of Memory” Association, and the founder of ROOTKA Tours.
Please note the event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS9u8mia__c