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.

Rationale

The twenty-first century raises new challenges for European educators, Holocaust remembrance and education.

Over time, there will be fewer opportunities to meet Holocaust witnesses who will be able to testify, and the gap from the actual event continues to grow.

As part of Holocaust education we strive to visit authentic memorial sites that challenge us with questions of representation, the absence of tangibility and authenticity, and overcoming the distance that grows with time.

As part of the effort to better equip European educators in the field of Holocaust education and remembrance, Yad Vashem is currently organizing a five-day study seminar in conjunction with Brama Grodzka in Poland for European educators who have previously studied at Yad Vashem.

Focusing on the topic of Holocaust Education at Authentic and non-Authentic Memorial Sites, this seminar will take place in the District of Lublin, August 4-8, 2013. Thirty participants from across Europe are expected to take part in the seminar proceedings, which will be conducted in English.