דאס געסל (Dos Gesl) - The Lost Heart of Jewish Lublin
Join us on Wednesday, February 24th for Brama Talks when Lubliner, Dan Oren will share his grandfather's recollections of “Dos Gesl”, a mysterious street in prewar Lublin.
Avraham Cwi Majzels (אברהם צבי מייזלס), the grandfather of Dan Oren, was born in Lublin in 1900 into a Majzels family that had already been Lubliners for many generations. Though he died while Dan was still a child, and too young to be curious about his past history, Majzels was one of the many Jews from Lublin after World War II who were determined that even though Lublin Jewish life had essentially been destroyed, it should not be forgotten. In 1957 he left the world a published record of the joy and meaning of Jewish life in the heart of Jewish Lublin: “Dos Gesl,” or "the alley." Where was this mysterious street that no longer exists? What was that street's real name that even most of its Jewish residents didn’t know? What made life so full of joy and meaning in that place? Is that world truly gone forever?
In this Brama Talks presentation, Dan Oren will share his grandfather's recollections of “Dos Gesl” and place them in the context of Lublin then and Lublin now.
Please register through the following link: https://bramagrodzka.clickmeeting.com/772236781/register
Duration: 1 hour (45 minutes presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A)
8:00 PM Europe/Warsaw
9:00 PM Israel
2:00 PM New York
Dan Oren, MD is Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at Yale University and President of the Friends of Jewish Heritage in Poland, a US-based non-profit organization devoted to helping preserve the physical sites of Jewish heritage in Poland. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale University. His scientific research has especially been in the area of studying how light works in treating winter seasonal depression. Among other publications, he is the author of “The Wedding Photo”, a history of his genealogical journeys and discoveries and its forthcoming Polish companion volume to be published by Brama Grodzka entitled “Historia pewnego nagrobka.”
Please note the event will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel:
The recording will be available on YouTube for ten days after the event.