Brama Talks: The New Jewish Cemetery in Lublin as a Site of Commemoration
Please join us on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, when our guest for Brama Talks will be Teresa Klimowicz who will speak on “The New Jewish Cemetery in Lublin as a Site of Commemoration.”
The new Jewish cemetery in Lublin functions as a place of burial and commemoration to this day. It was established in 1828 and was the resting place for around 52 0000 people, including the famous rabbi Meyer Shapiro. The cemetery was even operational during the war, through the end of Operation Reinhardt (November 1942). After the war, it became not only a functioning cemetery but also a metaphorical arena/stage in which different actors - Jewish community, foreign Jewish organizations (Landsmanshaftn), and local authorities - could express their political goals and perform meaningful gestures. The fate of the cemetery mirrors the condition of the Lublin Jewish community during communism and demonstrates the political connotations of historical memory.
The presentation will focus on the postwar period and will seek to answer the question: How can a cemetery be used as a dog park?
Please register through the following link: https://tiny.pl/78l55
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 08:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
02:00 PM New York
Teresa Klimowicz is an activist, philosopher, and historian from Lublin. She works as a researcher at "Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre" Center and teaches at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University. She is also a leader and a trainer for Jewish heritage education and cemetery preservation in the Well of Memory Association.
Please note the event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD6Uxw_9guA
The recording will be available on YouTube for seven days after the event