Brama Talks: The Neshoma Project - Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish Memory
Please join us on November 19, 2020 when our guest for Brama Talks will be Lubliner Leora Tec. Leora will present her latest project—undertaken with Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN—an online video archive called: The Neshoma Project: Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish Memory (website here https://neshomaproject.org/). Over the last two years, Leora has interviewed non-Jews all over Poland who in different ways are remembering the Jews who used to be their neighbors. In our next Brama Talks she will introduce you to some of these people, for example, Dr. Krzysztof Czubaszek, who remembers the Jews of Lukow. Dr. Czubaszek told Leora, "I realized that there was something missing in this local history. I noticed that there is a blank space—there is no literature, no sources, publications where I could get any information about the local Jewish community. And it was this moment —that was the impulse. I decided that I want to investigate this subject."
Those she interviewed work in many different fields including: scholarship, teaching, guiding, grassroots activities, museum work and the arts.
In conversation with Dvora Trachtenberg, Leora will share her experiences from working on The Neshoma Project and will introduce us to some of the people she calls “Rescuers of Memory”.
Please register through the following link: https://tiny.pl/7kxq1
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 08:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
02:00 PM New York
Leora Tec is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland. She is the American Ambassador and Special Projects Partner to Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN. Her current joint project with Brama Grodzka is a video archive: The Neshoma Project: Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish memory. Leora traces her family in Lublin back to the 1700s. Her mother, Nechama Tec is a Holocaust survivor and Holocaust scholar who was born in Lublin in 1931.
Dr. Dvora Trachtenberg is a retired psychologist and a descendant of Lubliners. As part of a multi-faceted professional career, she has worked with those directly affected by the legacy of the Holocaust. These have included children of survivors, children of rescuers, and children of perpetrators of the Shoah. Dvora's parents were born in Lublin, Poland, and survived WWII by fleeing to the Soviet Union. She was born in post-war Poland and emigrated with her family while still a child.
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