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Monatsprogramm /...Jahresbericht
STIFTUNG JUDAICA
Zentrum für Jüdische Kultur
in Kazimierz - Krakau


16 book presentations and meetings with authors
25 seminars and conferences
18 exhibitions
26 concerts and theater performances
42 film showings and
16 other program-related events
The Center was visited by
86 personalities from international and Polish cultural, social and political life
175 foreign groups and
113 Polish groups of visitors

In the year 2005 approximately 25 000 people visited the Center and participated in its programs.

The Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture participated in the European Union program under the title Monument Nomination and Pilot Implementation as an Alternative Form of Religious and Architecture Tourism dedicated to synagogal and monasterial architecture in Europe.
LECTURES

  1. KL Auschwitz-Birkenau, seen from the perspective of 60 years - lecture by Dr. Franciszek PIPER of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. (60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU CAMP)
  2. How to remember Auschwitz... after Auschwitz - lecture byDr.Sławomir KAPRALSKI of the Warsaw School of Social Psychology and the Centre for Social Studies, Warsaw (60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU CAMP)
  3. Auschwitz - Birkenau, as a challenge after 60 years - meeting with Dr. Jochen AUGUST (60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU CAMP)
  4. Composers from the Theresienstadt Ghetto - lecture by Piotr SZALSZA (Vienna) (60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF THE AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU CAMP)
  5. Portraits of Jews in Rembrandt’s work - meeting with Izaak CELNIKIER, a painter form Paris, born in Warsaw, former prisoner of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau
  6. Images of the Holocaust in Films - lecture by Tadeusz LUBELSKI, Jagiellonian University
  7. The Sabbath in Bełżec - lecture by Dr. Roberto SFORNI (Italy) and presentation of the book by that title (in English)
  8. The People’s Autumn. A Handful of Reflections on the Orange Revolution. Lecture by Bogumiła BERDYCHOWSKA of the Polish-Ukrainian Forum (DEMOCRACY AND TOLERANCE)
  9. Auschwitz as a Social Fact - meeting with Dr. Marek KUCIA of the Jagiellonian University, author of the book under the same title (in Polish); moderated by Jan WOLEŃSKI (AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU ONE MEMORY OR MANY?)
  10. About Jews and Anti-Semitism 10 Years Later - meeting with Prof. Ireneusz KRZEMIŃSKI (Warsaw University) (DEMOCRACY AND TOLERANCE)
  11. Rebirth of the Hebrew language - meeting with Nili AMIT from University in Tel-Aviv.
  12. A Return To Life: Jews in Postwar Germany 1945-1948 - meeting with Harmut BOMHOFF of Abraham Geiger College in Berlin (in English).
  13. Martin Buber - Jewish-Polish-Austrian humanist - lecture by Prof. Jacob GOLOMB of the Institute of Philosophy of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (in English).
  14. Meeting with Czesław BIELECKI, moderated by Prof. Jan WOLEŃSKI (AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU - ONE MEMORY OR MANY?)
  15. Qumaranology in Poland - Achievements and Perspectives - lecture by Dr. Zdzisław KAPERA, Oriental Institute of the Jagiellonian University.
  16. One Year Later - An Initial Assessment - meeting with Ambassador Janusz REITER, Center for International Relations in Warsaw (POLAND IN THE EUROPEAN UNION)
  17. Meeting with Krzysztof W. KASPRZYK, Deputy Director of the Information Systems Department of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU - ONE MEMORY OR MANY?)
  18. Meeting with Ewa KURYLUK (Paris), a writer, moderated by Agnieszka SABOR (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL)
  19. The Jews of Cracow - A History in Photographs - presentation by Prof. Aleksander SKOTNICKI (in English) (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL)
  20. Battlefields of Memory: How Polish-Jewish Relations Have Been (Mis-)Represented in the Polish Landscape - lecture by Dr. Sławomir KAPRALSKI, Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL)
  21. Poles and Jews: Landscapes of Memories - lecture by Dr. Sławomir KAPRALSKI, Centre for Social Studies in Warsaw (in Polish) (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL)
  22. KAZIMIERZ - 670 YEARS: Jewish Kazimierz and Christian Kazimierz - lecture (in Polish) by Prof. Michał ROŻEK (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  23. Japan - meeting with Henryk LIPSZYC of Collegium Civitas, Warsaw University, former Polish Ambassador to Japan (DEMOCRACY AND TOLERANCE)
  24. Jesus the Jew and His Religion - meeting with Prof. Geza VERMES, Oxford University
  25. Polish - Jewish Relations - lecture by Father Stanisław OBIREK SJ for group of catholics from France
  26. Political Changes in Poland After 1989 - lecture by Prof. Hieronim KUBIAK, Jagiellonian University for American students of the Jagiellonian University
  27. Zionism and Judaism - lecture by Dr. Erik PETRY, Basel University in Silesian Library in Katowice
  28. Auschwitz-Birkenau - One Memory or Many? - lecture by Dr. Marek KUCIA, Jagiellonian University at the General Assembly of the Society Children of the Holocaust
  29. Judaica Foundation - Center for Jewish Culture in Cracow as a Civic Initiative - presentation by Joachim S. RUSSEK at the General Assembly of the Society Children of the Holocaust
  30. Zionism and Zionists - lecture by Dr. Erik PETRY, Basel University in Zamek Cultural Center in Poznań
  31. Restitution of Jewish Property in Poland. The State of Affairs After 10 Years meeting with Monika KRAWCZYK, CEO of the Foundation for Preservation of the Jewish Heritage in Poland. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  32. Because He Admitted Being a Jew lecture by Prof. Jan WOLEŃSKI (ALEKSANDER AND ALICJA HERTZ ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE - ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  33. Judaism as a Fate. About Bogdan Wojdowski meeting with Alina MOLISAK, Warsaw University, moderated by Michał SOBELMAN (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  34. Jewish Students of the Jagiellonian University (1918 - 1939) - lecture by Prof. Mariusz KULCZYKOWSKI
  35. Natan Gross, in Memoriam - meeting with Jerzy RIDAN, Prof. Aleksander SKOTNICKI and Roman WŁODEK

BOOK PRESENTATIONS

  1. Greeting the Third Book of the Torah in Polish Translation, a presentation by Rabbi Sasza PECARIC.
  2. The Ashkenazi, a Possible Biography - book presentation and meeting with author Mordechai ARIELI (Israel), moderated by Father Stanisław OBIREK, SJ
  3. Outsider - meeting with Piotr ZETTINGER (Sweden), and presentation of his book by that title published by Wydawnictwo Literackie Publishing House.
  4. Calek Perechodnik - meeting with Dr. Natalia ALEKSIUN and promotion of a book by Calek Perechodnik under the title Confession published by Ośrodek Karta.
  5. Touch of an Angel - meeting with Henryk SCHÖNKER (Israel), author of book under the same title published by Ośrodek Karta as a part of the series “Polish Jews.” With the participation of Maria OSTREWA-CZEKAJ and Katarzyna MITZNER.
  6. Meeting with Amos OZ, Israeli writer, and presentation of the Polish translation of his autobiographical novel A Story About Love and Death. Meeting organized jointly with the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw and Muza SA Publishing House
  7. On the one hand, but then on the other hand - presentation of a book by Prof. Shevah WEISS and Elżbieta CHEREZIŃSKA (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
  8. The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature meeting with Prof. Steven PINKER, Harvard University, U.S.A., and presentation of the Polish translation of his book. Organized jointly with Gdańskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne publishing house, under the patronage of the Embassy of the United States of America in Warsaw. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  9. Rodzinna historia lęku book presentation and meeting with author Agata TUSZYŃSKA, moderated by Prof. Jerzy JARZĘBSKI and Piotr BRATKOWSKI. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  10. Moje powroty meeting with the Cracow-born Israeli writer Miriam AKAVIA, and presentation of her book, published by the Wydawnictwo Literackie publishing house. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  11. The Cracow I Remember - meeting with the Cracow-born Israeli writer Alona FRANKEL, awarded the Edward Sapiro Prize by the University of California at Berkeley. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  12. Ukraine’s Many Faces - presentation of a book by Izabela CHRUŚLIŃSKA and Piotr TYMA
  13. Five Years After Jedwabne meeting with Anna BIKONT, author of the book My z Jedwabnego We from Jedwabne, moderated by Prof. Jacek BOMBA. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  14. Jerzy Lipman, Born Filmmaker meeting with Andrzej WAJDA and Prof. Tadeusz LUBELSKI, and presentation of a book about Jerzy Lipman. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH), organized jointly with the Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe publishing house.
  15. The Jews in Cracow. A 700-Year History presentation of the book by Prof. Michał ROŻEK and Henryk HALKOWSKI, published by the Judaica Foundation as part of the Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Annual Memorial Lecture series. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  16. Meeting with Alicja KOBOS-KAMIŃSKA, Polish-Jewish poet living in Sweden, and presentation of her recent books of poetry: Oddech ziemi and Czas idzie, czas biegnie.




DISCUSSIONS, SEMINARS, CONFERENCES


  1. Renew Kazimierz’s Main Square? - panel discussion about plans for Nowy Square in Kazlimierz, with Municipal Conservator Genowefa ZAŃ-OGRABEK, Małgorzata WALCZAK, Nowy Square Manager Janina GRABOWSKA, District I Council Chairman Kazimierz, Wojciech KOZDRONKIEWICZ, Cracow Jewish Religious Community Council Chairman Tadeusz JAKUBOWICZ, moderated by Joachim S. Russek (FORUM-KAZIMIERZ)
  2. Panel discussion with David PELEG, Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Father Stanisław OBIREK SJ, Bogusław SONIK, European Parliament Delegate, Stefan WILKANOWICZ and Prof. Jan WOLEŃSKI (AUCHWITZ-BIRKENAU ONE MEMORY OR MANY? )
  3. 700 years of the Jewish Presence in Cracow - meeting with Prof. Maria ORWID, Prof. Jacek BOMBA, Anis D. PORDES, and Katarzyna ZIMMERER, who all participated in the anniversary celebrations in Tel-Aviv on December 12th, 2004.
  4. March ‘68 - panel discussion with Seweryn BLUMSZTAJN, Krzysztof KOZŁOWSKI and Michał SOBELMAN. (ANNIVERSARY OF MARCH ’68 EVENTS)
  5. Schindler’s Jews, a documentary exhibition in the Kupa Synagogue - meeting with exhibition author Prof. Aleksander SKOTNICKI, Cracow Photographic Society Chairman Władysław KLIMCZAK, Disctict I Council Chairman Wojciech KOZDRONKIEWICZ, and Prof. Andrzej KURZ.
  6. John Paul II, in memoriam - meeting devoted to the late Pope and his legacy, with Dr. Stanisław KRAJEWSKI, Dominik MORAWSKI and Jan TURNAU
  7. Discussion of Bulgarian Jewry, with David PELEG, Israeli Ambassador to Poland, Prof. Michael BAR-ZOHAR, member of the Knesset and Israeli writer, and Boryana PUNCZEWA, Director of the Bulgarian Culture Institute in Warsaw.
  8. Rafael F. Scharf, in memoriam - discussion with Monika KRAJEWSKA, Dr. Stanisław KRAJEWSKI, Prof. Jerzy JEDLICKI, Konstanty GEBERT, Lili POHLMANN and Ruth BUCZYŃSKA, moderated by Joachim S. RUSSEK
  9. (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
  10. Memory - Heritage - Civil Society. Monasterial and Synagogal Architecture in Poland and Its Impact on Cultural and Economic Development - Summer Program for participants of the EU Community Program MoNoPi
  11. Jewish Life in Leipzig and Cracow - meeting (conducted in German) of representatives of Jewish and cultural organizations from Leipzig and Cracow. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  12. Jerzy Boniecki, Creator and Founder of the POLCUL Independent Foundation for Support of Culture - meeting with Grażyna RASZKOWSKA and presentation of a film about Jerzy Boniecki. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  13. Conference for French journalists organized jointly with the Shoah Memorial Foundation from Paris
  14. Ukraine - in the Middle of Europe - panel discussion with Ihor MELNYK (Lviv), Piotr KOZAKIEWICZ (Kiev), Piotr TYMA (WARSAW), Prof. Grzegorz PRZEBINDA and Dr. Lech GÓRNIAK, moderated by Dr. Agnieszka KORNIEJENKO
  15. Youth and Anti-Semitism in the European Context - panel discussion organized jointly with Society Pro vita et spe in Cracow
  16. Meeting of the German group with Tadeusz Sobolewski, a survivor
  17. Remembering for the Future - conference for teachers from Malopolska region
  18. Teaching About the Holocaust and Teaching Religion - seminar for American teachers from Arizona organized jointly with Anti-Defamation League in Phoenix, Arizona
  19. Seminar for volunteers from Austria organized jointly with Verein für Dienste im Ausland
  20. Holocaust and Memory - seminar organized jointly with St. Mary’s College, Maryland, Action Reconciliation, Germany and Forum for Dialogue Among the Nations in Gliwice, Poland
  21. Meeting of German teachers with the group of KL Auschwitz survivors.
  22. Presentation of the MoNoPi program for the group of participants in the HERMES conference in Cracow
  23. 22. Meeting for school youth in Cracow organized by the Society for Protection Majdanek
  24. Anti-phobie - seminar organized by Polish Campaigne Against Homophobia as a part of Day of Tolerance in Cracow
  25. Meeting with inhabitants of Kazimierz dedicated to the results of the commercial development of Kazimierz
  26. The Kazimierz of My Dreams panel discussion (in Polish) with Henryk HALKOWSKI, Dr. Monika MURZYN (International Cultural Centre in Cracow), Wojciech ORNAT, and Dr. Stanisław POCHWAŁA (Director of the Municipal Civil Engineering Museum in Cracow). Organized within the framework of the European Project A Monument Nomination and Pilot Implementation as an Alternative Form of Architecture and Religious Tourism. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)


EXHIBITIONS
  1. Auschwitz Remembrance - exhibition of Auschwitz-related posters, from the collection of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
  2. “ 05” - exhibition presenting the work of artists from the town of Oświęcim and vicinity: Remigiusz DULKO, Józef HOŁARD, Janusz KARBOWNICZEK, Elżbieta KURAJ, Paweł WARCHOŁ
  3. People and Stones - exhibition of photographs by Stanisław PRĘGOWSKI.
  4. Remnants are Questions - exhibition of works by Janusz MARCINIAK
  5. The Way Mr. Chagall Painted - exhibition of paintings by Małgorzata STUDENNY.
  6. Exhibition of drawings by Greta AGNEŻA and prints by Agnieszka TRZEBIŃSKA
  7. Conversations with Kafka - exhibition of paintings by Jacob PORAT (Israel), organized jointly with the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw
  8. Vilnius - Jerusalem - Paris - exhibition of paintings by Rafael CHWOLES, organized jointly with the Archive of Émigré Artists, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
  9. Only the stars are the same as yesterday - documentary exhibition about Henryk MANDELBAUM, member of the Sonderkommando in KL Auschwitz-Birkenau; organized jointly with the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim and the Educational Center in Kassel, Germany
  10. Against the Current - documentary exhibition from the Anti-War Museum of the Peace Library in Berlin, jointly organized with the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim
  11. First Zionist Congress in Basel - documentary exhibition in the Silesian Library in Katowice
  12. Jewish Holidays Through Orthodox Eyes - photographic exhibition by Sara FERENHEIMER and Michael COHN (Israel). (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
  13. Inspired by Jewish Culture -exhibition of works by students of the School of Fine Arts in Częstochowa. (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
  14. Tradition and Modernity - exhibition of paintings by Mina GAMPEL, Stuttgart
  15. First Zionist Congress in Basel - documentary exhibition in the Zamek Cultural Center in Poznań
  16. Jews in Prewar Cracow opening of an exhibition of photographs by Zeev ALEKSANDROWICZ, organized jointly with the Cracow Photographic Society (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  17. Jewish Life in Contemporary Leipzig exhibition of photographs by Sylvia HAUPTMANN (Germany), organized jointly with the Office of the Mayor of Cracow, as part of Cracow’s Leipzig Days events. (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  18. Justice Illuminated. The Art of Artur Szyk exhibition organized jointly with the Artur Szyk Society, with the kind support of the Robbins Family Philanthropic Fund and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)


CONCERTS, THEATER PERFORMANCES
  1. Concert of works composed by Pavel Haas, Hans Krás, Viktor Ullmann and Gideon Klein, who were confined to that ghetto in 1941-1944 and who died in Auschwitz-Birkenau (60th ANNIVERSARY OF KL AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU LIBERATION)
  2. 6804 - personal tales from the memory of August Kowalczyk, former prisoner of KL Auschwitz - monodrama by August KOWALCZYK (60th ANNIVERSARY OF KL AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU LIBERATION)
  3. Piano recital performed by Piotr RÓŻAŃSKI on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of Tygodnik Powszechny weekly
  4. 4. Concert of Yiddish and Hebrew songs performed by MAAGAN-MICHAEL CHOIR (Israel), conducted by Haim ESSNER (62nd ANNIVERSARY OF CRACOW GHETTO LIQUIDATION)
  5. Gebirtig - Bard of Adversity - concert of Mordechaj Gebirtig’s songs performed by Małgorzata SOWIŃSKA (voice), Kamila OWSIANKOW (flute), Krzysztof MROZIAK (accordion) and Krzysztof ŁOCHOWICZ (electric guitar)
  6. Jazz music concert performed by Brad TERRY (U.S.A., clarinette) and Joachim MENCEL (Poland, piano)
  7. Chamber music concert performed by Łucja CZARNECKA (soprano) and Mirosław HERBOWSKI (piano). In the program, Spanish songs by M. de Falla and Gypsy Songs by A. Dvorak.
  8. Chamber music concert performed by the REINER TRIO: Roman REINER (violin), Barbara ŁYPIK-SOBANIEC (cello) and Sławomir CIERPIK (piano), on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Reiner Trio ensemble.
  9. Concert of chamber music performed by the TRIO AMADEI (Italy): Liliana Amadei (violin), Antonio Amadei (cello) and Marco Amadei (piano). Jointly organized with the Italian Culture Institute in Cracow.
  10. Charitable concert - to benefit schools in Warmia-Masuria Province, organized by Cracow high school students under the patronage of the Center for Human Rights. Concert performed by the HASKALA KLEZMER BAND: Duda ŚMIETANA-KURASIEWICZ (violin), Paweł KURASIEWICZ (clarinette), Dominik WYWROCKI (double bass), Bogusław ZIĘBA (accordion) and Rafał TARCHOLIK (percussion).
  11. The Wardrobe - monodrama by Monika KUFEL of the L. Solski Theater in Tarnów; screenplay by Monika KUFEL and Marcin BIALY, based on themes in the works of Hanna Krall and Olga Tokarczuk, with fragments of Julian Tuwim’s children’s poem “Locomotive.”
  12. Piano recital performed by Stefan ŁABANOWSKI. In the program, works by F. Chopin, R. Schumann and M. Ravel ( 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS)
  13. Piano recital performed by Eligiusz SKOCZYLAS.
  14. The Wardrobe - monodrama by Monika KUFEL of the L. Solski Theater in Tarnów; screenplay by Monika KUFEL and Marcin BIALY, based on themes in the works of Hanna Krall and Olga Tokarczuk, with fragments of Julian Tuwim’s children’s poem “Locomotive.” (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
  15. Concert of synagogal music and Yiddish songs performed by the LEIPZIG SYNAGOGAL CHOIR, conducted by Maestro Helmut KLOTZ, with soloists Ji-Yeon JEONG (soprano), Helmut KLOTZ (tenor), Jürgen KURTH (baritone) and Iva DOLIZALEK (piano) on the occasion of Jewish New Year (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  16. Concert of Italian music performed by Ensemble PAGUS (Italy), organized jointly with Underground Agency
  17. Concert if Spanish songs performed by Manuel SIRERA (Spain), organized jointly with Cervantes Institute in Cracow
  18. Piano recital by Piotr RÓŻAŃSKI
  19. Piano recital by Stefan ŁABANOWSKI
  20. Guitar concert performed by Jose Maria GALLARDO DEL REY (Spain) organized jointly with the Cervantes Institute in Cracow
  21. Chopin’s Music - piano recital by Stefan ŁABANOWSKI, Polish participant in the International Chopin Competition
  22. Chamber music concert performed by the REINER TRIO: Roman REINER (violin), Barbara ŁYPIK-SOBANIEC (cello) and Sławomir CIERPIK (piano).
  23. Concert of Jewish music performed by the SHUL BAND (New York): Adam FEDER (music director, guitar, voice), Ernesto VILLA-LOBOS (violin), Seth GINSBERG (mandolin, voice), Adam SEIDMAN (piano, voice), Lilly LAVNER (voice), Matt SNYDER (clarinet) and Dave HERTZBERG (bass).
  24. I Am the Jew from Wyspianski's "Wedding" theater performance by Jan NOWAK, Tadeusz MALAK and Lesław LIC, directed by Tadeusz MALAK. (12th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE - ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH). This theater performance was dedicated to the memory of Rafael F. Scharf.
  25. Concert performed by the KROKE ensemble: Tomasz KUKURBA (violin, viola), Jerzy BAWÓŁ (accordion) and Tomasz LATO (double bass). (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
  26. New Year’s Eve concert performed by Adam MUSIALSKI (violin) and Beata MUSIALSKA (piano).


  27. FILM SHOWINGS
    1. Hair by Milos FORMAN (THE NATIONAL CHARITY ORCHESTRA CAMPAIGN)
    2. Jazzman from the Gulag, documentary film about Eddi Rosner, by Pierre-Henry SALFATI (THE NATIONAL CHARITY ORCHESTRA CAMPAIGN)
    3. Comedian Harmonists, by Joseph VILSMAIER (THE NATIONAL CHARITY ORCHESTRA CAMPAIGN)
    4. Wanted, comedy by Stanisław BAREJA (THE NATIONAL CHARITY ORCHESTRA CAMPAIGN)
    5. Finding Pictures - film by Benjamin GEISSLER. Introduction by Prof. Jerzy JARZĘBSKI.
    6. La Tregua - film by Francesco ROSI (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    7. The Passenger - film by Andrzej MUNK (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    8. The Last Stage - film by Wanda JAKUBOWSKA (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    9. There Were Ten of Us Brothers - film by Erwin LEISER, (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    10. Just This Forest - film by Jan ŁOMNICKI, (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    11. Leo and Claire - film by Joseph VILSMAIER (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    12. Naked Among Wolves - film by Frank BEYER (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    13. The Pianist - film by Roman POLAŃSKI (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    14. Kornblumenblau - film by Leszek WOSIEWICZ (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    15. Shop on the Main Street - film by Jan KADAR and Elmar KLOS (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    16. Holy Week - film by Andrzej WAJDA (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    17. Bitter Harvest - film by Agnieszka HOLLAND (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    18. Europa, Europa - film by Agnieszka HOLLAND (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    19. The Murderers Among Us - film by Wolfgang STAUDTE (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    20. Korczak by Andrzej Wajda - screening for students of the Pedagogical Academy in Cracow (February)
    21. Border Street - film by Aleksander FORD (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    22. Sophie’s Choice - film by Alan J. PAKULA (IMAGES OF THE HOLOCAUST IN FILMS)
    23. March ’68. Snapshots After 25 Years. - documentary film, 1993 (in Polish).
    24. Passion of Life - presentation of an autobiographical documentary by Dr. Leszek ALLERHAND with the participation of the author.
    25. Jakub Rotbaum by Artur HOFMAN (MARCH 27th - INTERNATIONAL THEATRE DAY)
    26. Korczak by Andrzej Wajda - screening for students of the Pedagogical Academy in Cracow (March)
    27. An Actor. Michał Szweilich by Krystyna SHMERUK (MARCH 27th INTERNATIONAL THEATRE DAY)
    28. Genius of the Stage. Ludwik Solski by Romuald GANTKOWSKI (MARCH 27th INTERNATIONAL THEATRE DAY)
    29. Carousel by Michał NEKADA-TREPKA (62nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING)
    30. Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943 (62nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING)
    31. Discourses with Jan Nowak Jeziorański - film by Andrzej WAJDA and Andrzej KOTKOWSKI
    32. John Paul II in the Holy Land - documentary film about the pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to Israel, the Palestinian Autonomous Area, Jordan and Egypt in 2000
    33. Presentation of Israeli documentary film organized jointly with GESHER Society in Cracow
    34. Beyond Hitler’s Grasp by Nitzan AVIRAM (Israel)
    35. Rafael F. Scharf: I am a Polish Jew by Jerzy Ridan (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
    36. Leszek Allerhand: Passion of Life by Leszek Allerhand (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
    37. Searching for the Years Past by Jerzy Sosiński (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
    38. Alex Danzig: Kibbutznik from Nir-Oz by Krzysztof Bukowski and Michał Sobelman (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
    39. Alex Danzig: Reading Sienkiewicz in the Negev Desert by Krzysztof Bukowski and Michał Sobelman (15th JEWISH CULTURE FESTIVAL IN CRACOW)
    40. Po-Lan-Yah, Part I: From East to West and Part II: Council of Four Lands - film showing (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
    41. Po-Lan-Yah, Part III : Hard Times and Part IV: God is Everywhere - film showing (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
    42. Po-Lan-Yah, Part V: Love Poland as a Pole and Part VI: New Jews - film showing (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
    43. Po-Lan-Yah., Part VII: Between the World Wars - film showing (ENCOUNTERS WITH JEWISH CULTURE BAYIT HADASH)
    44. Natan Gross - Tango by J. Ridan
    45. Chopin’s Afterlife - documentary film by Ophra YERUSHALMI
    46. Kantor - documentary film by Andrzej SAPIJA about Tadeusz Kantor, on the 15th anniversary of his death
    47. Simon Wiesenthal, in Memoriam - documentary films: The Price of Life (Cena życia) by Jadwiga Wolska, and Simon Wiesenthal in Cracow (1994)

    OTHER PROGRAM RELATED EVENTS

    1. MARCH OF REMEMBRANCE on the occasion of 62nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Cracow ghetto. Honorary Patrons: Mayor Prof. Jacek MAJCHROWSKI, Provincial Governor Jerzy ADAMIK, and Cracow Jewish Religious Community Council Chairman Tadeusz JAKUBOWICZ. Event organized jointly with the Jewish Community in Cracow, Jewish Culture Festival Society, Pod Orłem Pharmacy Historical Museum, Galicia Museum, and Cracow Dialogue Club.
    2 - 4. Postcard auction
    organized by the RaraAvis Antiquarian Bookstore in Cracow (three
    times)
    5 - 7. Book auction
    organized by the RARA AVIS Antiquarian Bookshop (three times)
    8. Jewish Traditions
    - lesson in the Primary School No. 14 in Cracow
    9 - 16.
    Meetings of members of the Society Righteous Among the Nations (one meeting every month between January and June and September - October)

    VISITS
    1. Shmuel ATZMON-WIRCER, Director , The Yiddish Theater of Israel
    2. Arielle THEDREL, a journalist from Le Figaro
    3. Steven GOLDBERG, a journalist from the CNN
    4. Christophe CHATELOT, a journalist from Le Monde
    5. Laura LYNCH, correspondent of the Canadian CBC Radio in Poland
    6. Prof. Eveline GOODMAN-THAU, Academy for Religion, Science and Art, Germany
    7. Prof. Herman COHEN, Israel
    8. Pastor Edward F. BYSKAL, Bible Believers INC., Canada
    9. Bogusław SONIK, Member of the European Parliament from Poland
    10. Canon Michael IPGRAVE, Great Britain
    11. Włodzimierz PALUCH, President of the Foundation for International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim
    12. Dr Alicja BARTUŚ, President of the Executive Board of the Foundation for International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim
    13. Zbigniew BARTUŚ, Director of the Dziennik Polski daily in Oświęcim
    14. Leszek SZUSTER, Director of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim
    15. Waldemar RUDYK, Director of Chełmek Cultural Center in Chełmek in Oświęcim
    16. Zbigniew JELEŃ, Chairman of the City Council in Chełmek
    17. Andrzej SATERNUS, Mayor of the City of Chełmek
    18. Prof. Geza VERMES, Oxford
    19. Ester DISCHEREIT, a writer from Berlin
    20. David PELEG, Israeli Ambassador to Poland
    21. Prof. Andrzej SZCZEKLIK, Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University
    22. Krystyna LENART, Director of the Silesian Museum in Opole
    23. Ramiro VILLAPADIERNA, a journalist of the Spanish ABC journal in Berlin
    24. Eleonor WACHTEL, CBC Radio, Canada
    25. Sebastian SCHRODER, Institute for European Urban Studies, Bauchaus University, Weimar, Germany
    26. Jeff HEINRICH, a journalist of The Gazette, Montreal, Canada
    27. Paul WIESER, Anti-Defamation League, Arizona, USA
    28. Dr. Todd ARMSTRONG, Director, Center for International Studies, Grinnel College
    29. Prof. Karl DEDECIUS, a writer and translator, Darmstadt, Germany
    30. Dr. Joachim ROGALL, Bosch Stiftung, Germany
    31. Helga HIRSCH, a journalist and writer from Germany
    32. Prof. Herman SCHOLL, Chairman of the Bosch GmbH Board
    33. Dr. Heiner GUTBERLET, Chairman of the Robert Bosch Foundation
    34. Prof. Dieter BINGEN, Director of the German - Polish Institute in Darmtadt, Germany
    35. Julius Gunter RUEDELL, Classic Corporation GmbH, Hilden, Niemcy
    36. Anna BIKONT, a writer, author of the book “We from Yedvabne”, a journalist of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily
    37. Irvin UNGAR, The Artur Szyk Society, California, USA
    38. Sigmunt ROLAT, Oxford International Association, New York
    39. Tad TAUBE, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, San Francisco, USA
    40. Shanna PENN, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, San Francisco, USA
    41. Stephen DOBBS, Executive Director, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, San Francisco, USA
    42. George AGRIGIANNIS, Development Company of Magnesia, Volos, Greece
    43. Anthony LERMAN, Hanadiv Charitable Foundation, Wielka Brytania
    44. Yossi LEVY, First Secretary of the Israeli Embassy in Warsaw
    45. David CARTER, Prudential PLC, London
    46. Lisa VIZARD, Prudential PLC, London
    47. Vladka MEED, a Holocaust survivor, New York
    48. Cardinal Christoph SCHÖNBORN, Vienna, Austria
    49. Rabin Robert A. JACOBS, Harford Jewish Center, Temple Adas Shalom, USA
    50. Dr. Thomas GLÄSER, German Cosnul General in Cracow
    51. Sylvie de BRUCHARD, French Consul General in Cracow
    52. Letty Cottin POGREBIN, USA
    53. Bert POGREBIN, USA
    54. Ruth TEITELBAUM, USA
    55. Herb TEITELBAUM, USA
    56. Bruni ADLER, a writer from Wangen, Germany
    57. Rachel WEISMAN, Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas, USA
    58. Dara GOLDBERG, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
    59. Jordan E. TANNENBAUM, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
    60. Alina SKIBIŃSKA, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Office in Warsaw
    61. Pastor Eduardo GADEA, Baptist Congregation, Valencia, Spain
    62. Rabbi Avraham FLAKS, Israel
    63. Prof. Henrieke STAHL, Trier University
    64. Dr. Emanuel MELTZER, Diaspora Research Institute, Tel-Aviv
    65. Prof. Antony POLONSKY, Brandeis University, Boston, USA
    66. Prof. Sergio RAJSBAUM, Mexico
    67. Juergen GANSAEUER, Prsident of the Lower Saxony Parliament, Germany
    68. Berndt BUSSEMAN, Minister of Culture of the Lower Saxony
    69. Wilfried WIEDEMANN, Foundation for the Lower Saxony’s Monuments
    70. Patrick BLOCHE, Member of the Paris City Council, Member of the French Parliament
    71. Prof. Adam WYŻYKOWSKI, Chief Architect of Cracow
    72. Joachim BARMWOLDT, a journalist from Germany
    73. Dr. Rebecca GOLDSTEIN, USA
    74. Dr. Angela EDER, Director of the Goethe Institute in Cracow
    75. Miriam AKAVIA, an Israeli writer, born in Cracow
    76. Prof. Simon SCHOON, Theological University in Kampen, Holland
    77. Janka BURIANOVA, Slovak Consul General in Cracow
    78. Rabin Irvin UNGAR, The Arthur Szyk Society, USA
    79. Alona FRANKEL, a writer from Israel
    80. Michael GLICKSMAN, a filmmaker from the USA
    81. Prof. Huang LING YU, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
    82. Maurits van GEEL, Director of the International Dance Theater in Amsterdam, Holland
    83. Ivan HORSKY, Slovak Consul General in Cracow
    84. Horst HORSTMANN, Editor0in-Chief of the Krakauer Zeitung from Berlin
    85. Janina PARADOWSKA, a journalist of the POLITYKA weekly
    86. Journalists from the Italian Catholic Television

    FOREIGN GROUPS

    There were 55 foreign groups visiting the Center, that requested a special program for them, including documentary film showing, presentation of the Center’s mission and activity, as well as discussion with guests. Some 120 more groups came just with visit. They came from almost the whole world: most of the European countries, Israel, the United States, as well as South America, Australia and Asia.

    POLISH GROUPS

    There were 113 groups from Poland visiting the Center for Jewish Culture, including school groups and tourist groups. For most of them a special program was organized with discussion, film presentation and presentation of the Center’s mission and activities.







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