BRAMA TALKS: WIENIAWA RULES! THE HISTORY AND POLITICS BEHIND JEWISH SPORTS IN LUBLIN. A CONVERSATION WITH PIOTR NAZARUK
Jewish sports clubs existed in Lublin throughout the entire interwar period.They were an integral part of Jewish life, and had a tremendous impact on the cultural and political landscape of the city. It is impossible to talk about sports without mentioning important games; achievements of individual players; team rivalries; and their wins and losses. In terms of the latter, there were many more losses than wins in the history of Lublin Jewish sports—provincial clubs affiliated with various political parties competed with each other on the provincial level, but it was not a super league. Though most of the athletes were undoubtedly driven by true passion, the games had much higher stakes—ideological disputes over the definition and interpretation of Jewishness.
On September 30, 2021 join us for a talk with Piotr Nazaruk on the history of Lublin Jewish sports. In a conversation with Leora Tec, Piotr will delve into the politics behind the games and offer a glimpse into the struggles over complex questions of identity that were playing out both on and off the field. During the talk we will also take a look at Brama Grodzka’s digital exhibition “Wieniawa Rules!” and the surprising history of the Jewish sports club Wieniawa.
Please register through the following link: https://tiny.pl/9g618
Duration: 1 hour (Presentation 45 minutes; Q&A: 15 minutes)
Time: 08:00 PM Lublin/ Warsaw
09:00 PM Israel
02:00 PM New York
Piotr Nazaruk works at The Grodzka Gate–NN Theatre Centre as an educator, researcher and curator of temporary exhibits. In 2017 and 2018 he received a scholarship to study in YIVO’s Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture.
Leora Tec is a Lubliner and the founder and director of Bridge To Poland. She is the American Ambassador and Special Projects Partner to The Grodzka Gate–NN Theatre Centre. Her current joint project with Brama Grodzka is a video archive: The Neshoma Project: Conversations with Poles Rescuing Jewish memory.
Please note the event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel: