Brama Talks: Lublin Memories - a conversation with Judy Josephs
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.
Our second webinar, which will take place on August 6th, will feature an opportunity to meet Judy Josephs, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Lublin in 1928 and now lives in New York. Judy will share her personal story in a conversation with her cousin, Dani Admon, who resides in Israel and often visits Lublin. Judy will talk about her memories of everyday life in pre-war Lublin, where she spent her childhood as a member of a deep-rooted Jewish family. Judy survived the liquidation of the Lublin ghetto and spent the remainder of the war passing as a Polish gentile girl. The rest of her immediate family were murdered.
Please register in advance:
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 08:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
02:00 PM New York
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.
Judy Josephs née Jochweta Finkelstein, was born in Lublin in 1928. She was the youngest of five children and experienced a happy childhood in a warm, loving family on Misjonarska Street, with scores of close relatives in Lublin, as well as in the nearby Jewish settlement of Osmolice. She and a few cousins were the only ones to survive the war. Seventy-one years after she left, Judy was persuaded to return, along with one of those cousins and thirty-three descendants of the survivors, to attend Brama Grodzka’s 2017 Lubliner Reunion.
Dani Admon is a recently retired educator who lives in Israel. Dani’s family left Lublin before the war when his father Rafael, Judy’s cousin, was just a small boy. Although Dani had little interest in his Polish family roots as a young man, his growing relationship with Judy, as she became a regular visitor to Israel, led him to become deeply involved in Holocaust studies. Dani often leads groups of students on visits to Poland to learn about the Holocaust. He became acquainted with Brama Grodzka during these visits and is now a good friend to many of its staff and volunteers. Dani introduced Judy to Brama Grodzka and was part of the family group of thirty-five that attended the 2017 Lubliner Reunion.