The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre in Lublin is a local government cultural institution. 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 in Lublin is a local government cultural institution. 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.

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 Orphanage - 103 stories

Orphanage - 103 stories

It took place in Lublin, during World War II, March 1942 (according to one of the testimonies it was Purim, 4 a.m). Lublin ghetto was liquidated...

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Letters to Henio

Letters to Henio

The photograph of a little boy you can see in front of you was taken in one of the main streets of Lublin. There is nothing particular in this picture and you cannot say much about it...

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4500 stories

4500 stories

In 1942 before the final extermination of Lublin Jews, Germans created a list of residents of the ghetto in Majdan Tatarski. The list contains 4500 names of Jews who were at that time in the ghetto...

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Elżunia

Elżunia

We know Elżunia only from what she wrote on a slip of paper found in Majdanek after the WW II in a children's shoe...

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The Class - school register

The Class - school register

The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre owns the school register from Parczew primary school from the years 1938/1939. The register contains 45 names. 30 of them are the Jewish names. Each name has an information about the student – date of birth, address and names of parents...

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The boy from Kamionka

The boy from Kamionka

The story of a little Jewish boy without a name was told by the elderly teacher. During the occupation in the small town near Lublin – Kamionka, she witnessed the boy being brought to the execution by a German soldier. The boy went grey in a couple of minutes. 

The teacher died long time ago. Her students are the last people who rememeber the story and they pass it on to the others.

Unwritten story

Unwritten story

One of the Polish directors used to live in the 90's of the XX century in New York, where he met an old rabbi of Polish origin. He told him the story which took place in Lublin during the World War II. During the liquidation of the Lublinghetto young Jewish girl was cought and sent to the camp at Majdanek, where she was killed soon. A Polish man was in love with her and couldn't believe that she was gone. He thought that she is still alive and he is hiding her. He even dug a hole in his basement.

The rabbi told the story to Isaac Bashevis Singer who wanted to write a novel based on it. Unfortunately, before doing that, the writer got sick and died. Thus, the story is still waiting for somebody who will write it down.

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