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JUDAICA FOUNDATION
CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE
in Kazimierz, Cracow

JUDAICA FOUNDATION
CENTER FOR JEWISH CULTURE
in Kazimierz, Cracow

PROGRAM REPORT 2002

Between January 1st and December 31st, 2002, 199 program events (including lectures, conferences, seminars, book presentations, film showings, exhibitions, and concerts) took place at the Center for Jewish Culture in Kazimierz, Kraków. Additionally, there were 140 visits of the foreign groups, 44 visits of Polish groups and 67 visits of noted persons.

In August 2002, the fourth edition of the Summer Program Retracing Jewish Heritage in Galicia in German language version took place with participation of students from Germany, Austria, Sweden, Ukraine and Poland.

Two editions of the program Kaleidoscope of Cultures, dedicated to Ukrainians and Armenians in Poland, took place in March and November, 2002.

LECTURES, MEETINGS

1/ Meeting with Michael SCHUDRICH, the Chief Rabbi of Warsaw and Lódz, moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI (Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

2/ Jan Karski and His Mission - meeting with Jerzy Korczak, an author of the book about Jan Karski

3/ Forms of Expression in the Sephardic Music - presentation by Maria Luisa GARCIA (Spain) organized jointly with the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw.

4/ New Thinking in the Church About Jews and Judaism - lecture by Rev. Dr. Romuald Jakub WEKSLER-WASZKINEL
(Day of Judaism in the Catholic Church)

5/ After-Christmas Reflexion - meeting with Rev. Stanislaw Musial SJ
(Encounters of Christianity with Judaism)

6/ Memorial in Belzec - presentation of the project of the memorial on a site of the former death camp in Belzec by Jacek NOWAKOWSKI from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washingtoin, DC, Marek DUNIKOWSKI, an architect and Andrzej SOLYGA, a sculptor.
(Anniversary of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation)

7/ Meeting with Tadeusz MAZOWIECKI, former Polish Prime-Minister and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission for European Integration (Poland's Integration with the European Union)

8/ Meeting with Dr. Stanislaw KRAJEWSKI moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

9/ The Jewish Press in the Inter-war Period in Poland - lecture by Dr. Sean MARTIN (USA)

10/ Meeting with Prof. Adam ZIELINSKI, former Ombudsman
(Democracy and Tolerance)

11/ Meeting with Prof. Jerzy JEDLICKI and Sergiusz KOWALSKI moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

12/ Polish Agriculture - meeting with Dr. Maria STOLZMAN
(Poland's Integration with the European Union)

13/ Poland Before a Great Change - meeting with Prof. Lena KOLARSKA-BOBINSKA of the Institute of Public Affairs in Warsaw
(Democracy and Tolerance)

14/ Politics in March, March '68 in the "Polityka" Weekly - meeting with Mieczyslaw F. Rakowski, former Editor-in-Chief of the "Polityka"
weekly (Anniversary of March'68 Events in Poland)

15/ Neighbors of the Eastern Tradition - meeting with Father Marek SKÓRKA of the Greek-Orthodox Church in Warsaw
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

16/ Ukrainians in Poland After WWII - in Search of the Identity - meeting with Piotr TYMA, Secretary of the Ukrainian Society in Poland
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

17/ Poland and Ukraine - Achievements, Challenges and Threats - meeting with Prof. Bohdan OSADCZUK, eminent Ukrainian historian living in Berlin (Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

18/ How to Write About the Holocaust - meeting with Prof. Michal GLOWINSKI

19/ Meeting with Rev. Prof. Michal CZAJKOWSKI moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

20/ Meeting with Prof. Dr. Andrzej ZOLL, Ombudsman (Democracy and Tolerance)

21/ Secret Kahals in Latin America of Colonial Times - lecture by Prof. Jan SZEMINSKI of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

22/ Meeting with Prof. Stefan NIESIOLOWSKI moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

23/ Poland in the EU - Who Needs It? - meeting with Andrzej JONAS, Editor-in-Chief of The Warsaw Voice
(Poland's Integration with the European Union)

24/ Hebrew Bible and Christian Bible. Presentation of the Vatican Biblical Commission Document of 2001 - lecture by Rev. Prof. Jerzy CHMIEL of the Pontifical Theological Academy in Cracow. (Bible and History)

25/ Europe of my Imagination - meeting with Prof. Piotr NOWINA-KONPKA, Rector of the European College in Natolin
(Poland's Integration with the European Union)

26/ Images of Christian-Jewish Relationship: From Anti-Semitism to Covenantal Partners - lecture by Rev. Prof. John PAWLIKOWSKI (Chicago)

27/ He Is Not From My Homeland... Poles and Jews in the Mirror of the Holocaust - meeting with Prof. Stanislaw STABRO of the Jagiellonian University moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI (Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

28/ Meeting with Jakub MÜLLER from Nowy Sacz, now lliving in Malmö, Sweden, on the occasion of the anniversary of Mordechaj Gebirtig's death.

29/ Meeting with Prof. Shevah WEISS, Israeli Ambassador to Poland and Maciej KOZLOWSKI, Polish Ambassador to Israel
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

30/ Jerusalem - Heavenly and Earthly Place - lecture by Rabbi Sacha PECARIC, Ronald Lauder Foundation in Cracow
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

31/ Medicine And the Contemporary Judaism - lecture by Rabbi Sacha PECARIC, Ronald Lauder Foundation, Cracow
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

32/ Meeting with Konstanty GEBERT, journalist of the "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

33/ Girl From the Shindler's List - meeting with Stella MÜLLER-MADEJ on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the Cracow's ghetto liquidation

34/ Zionism - an Outline - lecture by Dr. Eric PETRY of the Basel University
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

35/ Israel - State and Religion - lecture by Uri HUPPERT from Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

36/ Geopolitics in Israel - the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - lecture by Zev BARAN, Honorary Consul of Poland in Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

37/ Kibbutz - Aims, Goals and Reality - lecture by Benjamin ANOLIK from the Ghetto Heroes Kibbutz in Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

38/ Changes in Holocaust Teaching in Israel - lectures by Batia GILAD of the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

39/ Meeting with Prof. Leon KIERES, President of the Institute of National Memory, moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

40/ Geven a Yidish Poyln: Yiddish Memoirs and the Representation of Jewish Life in pre-War Poland - lecture by Rabbi Adam RUBIN of the Theological Union (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

41/ The Babilonian Exile: The Survival of National Minority in a Cultural Developed Foreign Milieu - lecture by Prof. Israel EPH'AL, Israel (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

42/ Poland in Israeli Literature - lecture by Dr. Shoshana RONEN, Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

43/ The Multicultural Landscape in Israel - lecture by Michal SOBELMAN, Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

44/ Europe and the Middle-East Conflict - lecture by Prof. Ernst Ludwig EHRLICH of the Basel University, organized jointly with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Warsaw (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

45/ Reflexion on the Presence of the Central and Eastern Europe in Israel Society - lecture by Prof. Shlomo AVINERI of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

46/ Kibbutznik from Nir-Oz - meeting with Alex DANZIG form the Nir-Oz Kibbutz in Israel
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

47/ Meeting with Prof. Shevah WEISS, Israeli Ambassador to Poland, moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI (Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

48/ 20th Century Polish-Jewish Poets in the Americas: Thoughts on Culture, Language and Memory - lecture by Prof. Leah WATSON-ZAZULIER, USA (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

49/ Israel and the Palestinians - lecture by Konstanty GEBERT
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

50/ Meeting with Prof. Maria ORWID, organized jointly with the Society for Protecting Majdanek Camp Memorial

51/ Sonderaktion Krakau - The Fate of the Jagiellonian University Professors: Leon Sternbach, Wiktor Ormicki, Joachim Metallmann - lecture by Dr. Jochen AUGUST (Anniversary of the Sonderaktion Krakau, November 9th, 1939)

52/ Israeli - Palestinian Conflict - meeting with Prof. Israel GUTMAN of the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem

53/ Armenians in Poland - lecture by Dr. Krzysztof STOPKA of the Jagiellonian University (Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)

54/ New Armenian Immigration to Poland - meeting with Dr. Karen CHACZATRIAN, Armenian lecturer at the Agriculture Academy in Cracow (Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)

55/ My Jewish Roots - meeting with Jan TURNAU, a journalist of the "Gazeta Wyborcza" daily moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI
(Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

56/ European Union Towards the Churches and Minorities - meeting with Adam SZOSTKIEWICZ, journalist of the "Polityka" weekly
(Poland's Integration with the European Union)

57/ The Presence of Sephardic Jews in the History and Culture of Spain - lecture by Prof. Abraham HAIM of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

58/ Jewish Literature in the Arabic Language - lecture by Dr. Maciej TOMALA of the Warsaw University
(Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

59/ Sephardic Jews in Poland - lecture by Dr. Jacek KRUPA of Jagiellonian University
(Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

60/ Jewish Spain - Christian Spain - co-Existence of Two Cultures - lecture by Prof. Teresa EMINOWICZ-JASKOWSKA of the Institute of Romance Languages at the Jagiellonian University
(Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

61/ Tradition of the North-African Jews - lecture by Paulina BISKUP of the Warsaw University (Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

62/ Sociological Aspects of the Future Polish Presence in the European Union - meeting with Dr. Elzbieta SKOTNICKA-ILIASIEWICZ of the Committee for European Integration (Poland's Integration with the European Union)

63/ Is Reconciliation Possible? - meeting with Dr. Jan GROSFELD of the Cardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw moderated by Prof. Jan WOLENSKI (Poles and Jews - Once Again?)

BOOK PRESENTATIONS

1/ Poles and Jews 1939 - 1945 in Documents - presentation of the book by Andrzej KUNERT and Prof. Tomasz SZAROTA

2/ Christianity and Europe. Studies on the History of the Western Civilization - presentation of the book by Prof. Andrzej FLIS
of the Jagiellonian University

3/ Jewish Film in Poland - presentation of the book by Natan GROSS

4/ Poetry by Taras Szewczenko presented by a group of Ukrainian students and Julia DOSZNA, Ukrainian singer
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

5/ Bondage to the Death by Michael C. STEINLAUF - presentation of the Polish edition of the book

6/ Meeting with Piotr SOMMER, a poet, moderated by Dr Pawel SPIEWAK and Prof. Adam WODNICKI.

7/ Where the Tailor Was a Poet - presentation of the guide-book to Jewish places in Poland by Adam DYLEWSKI, published by PASCAL Publishing House in English (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

8/ Meeting with Miriam AKAVIA, Israeli writer (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

9/ Earth and Clouds - presentation of the book about Prof. Shevah Weiss by Joanna SZWEDOWSKA with participation of Prof. Shevah WEISS
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

10/ Bronislaw Hubermann - Passions of the Forgotten Genius - presentation of the book by Piotr SZALSZA moderated by Jolanta LADA, a journalist (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

11/ Meeting with Leopold UNGER, journalist of the Le Soir (Belgium) and presentation of his book "Intruder"

12/ Mysterious James. Karol Kuryluk (1910 - 1967) - meeting with Prof. Ewa KURYLUK and presentation of her book Air People

CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, DISCUSSIONS

1/ Jews and Palestinians - panel discussion with participation of Jan DOWGIALLO - former Polish Ambassador to Israel, Omar FARIS, Palestinian living in Poland, Michal SOBELMAN - Israeli historian born in Poland, Adam SZOSTKIEWICZ, journalist of "Polityka" weekly, moderated by Joachim S. RUSSEK

2 - 4/ Workshops of the Hassidic singing with Benzion MILLER, cantor from the USA
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

5/ Seminar for Austrian volunteers organized by the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service, dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland and the Holocaust.

6/ Armenians in Poland - panel discussion with participation of Rev. Tadeusz ISAKOWICZ-ZALESKI National Clergyman of Armenians, Prof. Marek EMINOWICZ, Adam TERLECKI, Chairman of the Armenian Cultural Society in Poland and Bela BARSEGIAN from the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, moderated by Marta SZOSTKIEWICZ, journalist of the Polish Radio Cracow
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)


7/ Photographic workshops with Piotr JAXA-KWIATKOWSKI organized in the framework of the 9th International Film Festival ETIUDA 2002

8 - 9/ Sephardic cuisine - workshops with Robert MAKLOWICZ
(Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

10/ - 13/ The History of Conflict Between the Arabs and the Jews in the Middle East in the 20th Century - workshops with Prof. Arthur PITZ of the Northern Illinois University, Black Hawk College, CEP Resource Fellow, organized jointly with the Jewish Studies Chair of the Jagiellonian University

EXHIBITIONS

1/ Jerzy Panek - a photographic exhibition by Elzbieta LEMPP (Cracow)

2/ United We Stand - photographic exhibition by Andrzej RADWANSKI (Cracow) presenting New York after September 11th, 2001

3/ Paintings for Children - computer designed graphic exhibition by Robert MALOSZOWSKI (Pedagogical Academy in Cracow)

4/ Exhibition of water-colors by Beata ZALOT (Nowy Targ)

5/ Atlantis - photographic exhibition by Aleksander ANTE (Cracow)

6/ Our Country - photographic exhibition by Alex LEVAC (Israel), organized jointly with the Israeli Embassy in Poland (Day of Jerusalem)

7/ Paintings exhibition by Barbara KONIC (Warsaw)

8/ The Writing - graphic-art exhibition by Dorota ZBIKOWSKA (Warsaw)

9/ The Walls of Kazimierz - exhibition of photographic collages by Ryszard CZERNOW (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

10/ Exhibition of paintings and graphic art by Feliks Tuszynski (Australia) organized jointly with the Mazovia Museum in Plock
(12th Jewish Culture Festival)

11/ Zionist Congress in Basel - exhibition of documents and photographs organized jointly with the Basel University and Pro Helvetia Foundation in Cracow (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

12/ Exhibition of the Sephardic ritual objects form the collection of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw
(Sefarad - a Spanish Homeland for Jews)

13/ Paintings exhibition by Kinga LAPOT-DZIERWA (Cracow)

14/ Paintings exhibition by Pawel KRÓL (Cracow)

FILM SHOWINGS

1/ Film showings: Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair and Woodstock as a part of the Big Orchestra of Holyday Aid

2/ The Price of Truth (documentary about the tragedy in Chechnya) by Marcin MAMON and Mariusz PILIS and meeting with authors of the film
moderated by Waldemar JANDA, Director of the International TV Ethnic Films Festival At Home

3/ Inspection - We Should Not Be Among the Living by Wlodzimierz GOLASZEWSKI
(Anniversary of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation)

4/ The Hope Dies Last by Tadeusz WUDZKI
(Anniversary of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation)

5/ Half the Century Later by Ignacy SZCZEPANSKI and meeting with the author moderated by Piotr LITKA
(Anniversary of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation)

6/ Film showings: The Everyday of the Gestapo Officer Schmidt by Jerzy ZIARNIK, Dance of the Death by Henryk LEHNERT and
The Liberation of Auschwitz by Irmgad von zur MÜLLER
(Anniversary of the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation)

7/ The Silent Scream (documentary about the Armenians massacre in Turkey) directed by Nuri KINO

8/ Gravel Pit. The Last Sunday by Magdalena LAZARKIEWICZ and meeting with the author moderated by Piotr LITKA

9/ Messengers of Hope by Du¹an HUDEC

10/ The Train to Vienna (documentary about the Jewish emigration of March '68 in Poland) by Marek DRAZEWSKI

11/ Remembrance of the Years Past by Jan SOSINSKI and meeting with the screenplay author - Michal SOBELMANN

12/ Documentary film showings: Myloserdia Dweri by Krzysztof Krzyzanowski, Controversy About the Temple by Wojciech Szumowski and Waldemar Janda, And Forgive Us our Debts by Waldemar Janda, Jaworzno Camp by Andriej Warchil
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

13/ Documentary film showings: Jakub Rotbaum by Artur Hofman and Actor. Michal Szwejlich by Krystyna Bevis-Shmeruk
(International Theatre Day)

14/ Natan Gross - Tango by Jerzy RIDAN

15/ The Last Witness by Michal NEKANDA-TREPKA and meeting with the author
(Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)

16/ Documentary film showings: Zygielbojm's Death by Dzamila ANKIEWICZ and Chronicle of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising According to Marek Edelman by Jolanta DYLEWSKA (Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising)

17/ Kutno, Part 1 by Agnieszka ARNOLD

18/ Jerusalem by Michal NEKANDA-TREPKA (Day of Jerusalem)

19/ Documentary film showings: Mamadrama by Monique Shwarz and Casting by Emmanuel Finkiel and Martine Udalouc, organized jointly with Cracow Film Festival. Introduction to the films: Jerzy RIDAN.

20/ Austeria by Jerzy KAWALEROWICZ

21/ Sand Glass by Wojciech HAS

22/ Promised Land by Andrzej WAJDA

23/ The Work by Bernard OFFEN (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

24/ Ten Commandments, Part 8 by Krzysztof KIESLOWSKI

25/ My Hometown Concentration Camp by Bernard OFFEN (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

26/ Remembrance of the Years Past by Jan SOSINSKI (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

27/ Proces B7815 by Bernard OFFEN (12th Jewish Culture Festival)

28/ PO-LAN-YAH. Here Dwelled the God by Amnon Teitelbaum (Israel)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

29/ Yonder by Yael Hersonsky (Israel)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

30/ Yana's Friends by Arik KAPLUN (Israel)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

31/ Kibbutznik from Nir-Oz . Reading Sienkiewicz Works on the Negev Desert
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

32/ The Triumph of the Will by Leni Riefenstahl

33/ Leo and Claire by Joseph Vilsmaier, film showing organized jointly with the Nurnberg House in Cracow

34/ The Manns - A Novel of the Century by Heinrich Breloer, film showing organized jointly with the Nurnberg House in Cracow

35/ Armenians in Poland by Jadwiga Nowakowska
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)

36/ Shoot the Pianist by Francois Truffaut, with Charls Aznavour
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)

CONCERTS, THEATER PERFORMANCES

1/ Chamber music concert performed by the students of the Rutkowski High Music School in Cracow

2/ Chamber music concert performed by the QUARTETTO D'ARCHI DI VENEZIA organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow

3/ Con piano y charango / Piano and charango - concert performed by José HERNÁN CIBILISA (piano) and Patricio ZEOLI (charango).

4/ Guitar music concert performed by Marco DIAZ TAMAYO (Cuba).
(Guitar music at the Center)

5/ Classical Music of the 20th Century - concert performed by the TRIO ARCHE (Warsaw), organized jointly with the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw

6/ Guitar music concert performed by Janusz SOCHACKI (Cracow).
(Guitar music at the Center)

7/ Chamber music concert performed by the REINER TRIO (Cracow)

8/ Chamber music concert performed by TRIO HAUSOPERA (Italy), organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Center in Cracow

9/ Guitar music concert performed by Michal PINDAKIEWICZ (Warsaw).
(Guitar music at the Center)

10/ Guitar music concert performed by Mauricio DIAZ (Mexico), organized jointly with the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw

11/ Concert of the HARMONICA TRIO Ensemble (Myslowice)

12/ Chopin and His Pupils - piano recital by Voytek MATUSHEVSKY (USA)

13/ Jazz concert performed by Jorgos SKOLIAS (vocal) and Bronislaw DUZY (trombone)

14/ Concert of the Ukrainian music performed by the DREWO ensemble (Kiev)
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

15/ Guitar music concert performed by Giampaolo BANDINIEGO (Italy), organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow

16/ Concert of the Ukrainian folk music and Ukrainian classical music performed by the BANDURA Ensemble (Przemysl)
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Ukrainians in Poland)

17/ Wanderer's Mass - concert performed by Anna CHODAKOWSKA, Roman ZIEMLANSKI (guitar) (Guitar music at the Center)

18/ One Cold Winter Night in Cracow - theater performance based on the novel by Italo Calvino, performed by Teatro Universita from Cracow, organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow.

19/ Concert performed by Jerzy ZAK (lute, Warsaw). (Guitar music at the Center)

20/ Piano recital performed by Stefan LABANOWSKI (Cracow)

21/ Chamber music concert performed by the QUARTETTO D'ARCHI DI VENEZIA (Italy),organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow.

22/ Concert of Neapolitan songs performed by the UNIVERSITA DELLA CANZONE NAPOLETANA Ensemble, organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow.

23/ The Songs From Far and Close - concert performed by Johanna AROUAS (cello and vocal) and Hakan GÜRSES (guitar and vocal).
(Guitar music at the Center)

24/ Chamber music concert performed by Anatoly KOGAN (flute, Israel) and Konstanty WILENSKI (piano, Poland).

25/ Piano recital performed by Natuscia CALZA (Italy), organized jointly with the Italian Cultural Institute in Cracow.

26/ Concert of Jewish music performed by the REINER TRIO ensemble on the occasion of the anniversary of the Mordechaj Gebirtig's death (June 4th, 1942).

27/ Jazz music concert performed by Jaroslaw SMIETANA (guitar) and Joachim MENCEL (piano). (Guitar music at the Center)

28/ Concert performed by the ISRAELI KIBBUTZ CHOIR

29 - 30/ Concerts in the framework of the Cracow Composers Festival.

31/ Concert on the occasion of the Rosh Ha Shana - Jewish New Year performed by the REINER TRIO Ensemble (Cracow)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

32/ Chamber music concert performed by Aldona VIGOVSKY and Sasha LIFLIAND (Israel)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

33/ Chamber music concert performed by Adriana DIAZ LEON (mezzo-soprano) and Albert CRUZPRIETO (piano), organized jointly with the Mexican Embassy in Warsaw (Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)


34/ Concert of the Jewish music performed by the KROKE ensemble
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

35/ Chamber music concert performed by the CRACOW PERCUSSION DUO
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

36/ Leopold Kozlowski and His Friends - concert of Jewish music performed by Leopold KOZLOWSKI, Marta BIZON, Renata SWIERCZYNSKA, Katarzyna JAMRÓZ, Katarzyna ZIELINSKA, Andrzej RÓG with Jerzy FEDOROWICZ.
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

37/ Jewish Songs- concert performed by Mariusz KOLUCH, Anna SLIWA and Bartlomiej SZCZEPANSKI
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

38/ Concert performed by the SATLAH TRIO (USA), organized jointly with the Indigo Club in Cracow

39/ Chamber music concert performed by Prof. Barbara SLIWICKA-WYSOCKA (violin)

40/ Concert of Armenian songs performed by Mariusz KOLUCH
(Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Armenians in Poland)

41/ Concert performed by Gabriele NATILLA (Italy) (Guitar music at the Center)

42/ Concert of songs by Mordechai Gebirtig performed by THE KATSENSHPRUNG SINGERS (USA) on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the opening of the Center for Jewish Culture

43/ Chamber music concert performed by Jeremy FINDLAY (cello, Canada) and Ellen BRASLAVSKY (piano, USA).

44/ Concert of the sephardic music performed by the TRIO SEFARAD (Spain) organized jointly with the Cervantes Institute in Warsaw
(Sefarad - A Spanish Homeland for Jews)

45/ Chamber music concert performed by the CONCERTO LAMELLI ensemble, conductor: Wieslaw GRZEGORSKI

46/ Chamber music concert performed by the TRIO ARCHE (Italy) organized jointly with the Italian Institute in Cracow


47/ Concert of the Jewish music performed by the musicians from Lviv (Ukraine) during the Music Autumn Festival in Przemysl.

48/ Chamber music concert performed by Kaja DANCZOWSKA (violin) and Slawomir CIERPIK (piano)
(Month of Encounters with Jewish Culture BAYIT HADASH)

49/ New Year's Eve concert performed by the STRING QUARTET from Cracow

OTHER EVENTS

1/ MARCH OF THE MEMORY on the occasion of the Cracow Ghetto liquidation (March 13-14th, 1943)

2/ Celebrations on the occasion of the Jerusalem Day, organized by the Joint American Committee

3/ Meeting of the Civic Committee for Preservation of Cracow Monuments - re-opening of the Kupa synagogue after renovation.

4/ Meeting of the Israeli youth and Polish youth with Miriam Akavia, an Israeli writer born in Cracow

5/ Meeting of the Society Friends of the Royal Town of Kazimierz

6 - 8/ Art Auctions organized by the RARA AVIS Antiquarian bookstore in Cracow

9 - 11/ Post-card auctions organized by the RARA AVIS Antiquarian bookstore in Cracow.

VISITS

1/ Maestro Lorin Maazel, a conductor

2/ Elzbieta Penderecka

3/ Jan Krenz, a conductor

4/ Antoni Wit, a conductor

5/ Franz Willnauer, Director of the Beethoven Festival in Bonn

6/ Bernardo Juan Ochoa C., Secretary of the Argentinean Embassy in Warsaw

7/ Krzysztof Kozlowski, Editor of the Tygodnik Powszechny weekly

8/ Prof. Shaul Stampfer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

9/ Dr Gottfried Zeitz, German Consul General in Cracow

10/ Tadeusz Mazowiecki, former Polish Prime-Minister

11/ Seweryn Blumsztajn, Editor-in-Chief of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, Cracow branch

12/ Tadeusz Prokopiuk, Director of the Cracow Monuments Renovation Committee

13/ Tadeusz Czarny, Director of the Department of Culture and Education of the City Council in Cracow

14/ Prof. Michael C. Steinlauf, USA

15/ Jean-Marie Quemener, journalist of the Marianne newspaper, France

16/ Dr Hannes Swoboda, Member of the European Parliament from Austria

17/ Julian E. Kulski, an architect, USA

18/ Andreas Franzem, producer from the Swedish television in Stockholm

19/ Tadeusz Nowakowski, journalist of the Radio Station P6 Sweden International

20/ Rabbi dr. Robert Kirschner, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

21/ Dr Hennig Tewers, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Warsaw

22/ Father Wieslaw Dawidowski, St. Catherine church in Kazimierz, Cracow

23/ Prof. Michael Sela, Weizmann Institute, Israel

24/ Helmut Morlock, architect from Germany

25/ Andrzej Krauze

26/ Dr. Herman Bünz, Director of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Warsaw

27/ Nathalie Hazan, curator of the Jewish Museum in Paris

28/ Dr. Hiltgund Jehle, Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation in Berlin

29/ Prof. Dr. Sibylle Quack, Director of the Foundation Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe

30/ Ali Ross, Prudential Great Britain

31/ Damian Leeson, Prudential Great Britain

32/ Helen Zadok, Houston, USA

33/ Krzysztof Kasprzyk, Polish Consul General in Los Angeles

34/ Prof. Bernard Wasserstein, University of Glasgow

35/ Prof. David Wasserstein, Tel-Aviv University

36/ Prof. Zbigniew Pelczynski, Oxford University

37/ Prof. Liz Frazer, Oxford University

38/ Anthony Lerman, Hanadiv Charitable Foundation, London

39/ Lew Rywin, film producer

40/ Rev. Michael Ipgrave, Great Britain

41/ Dr. Maren Klingler, German Consul General in Cracow

42/ Icchak Eisenberg, Israel

43/ Cardinal Jan Schotte, Secretary General of the Bishops' Conference at the Vatican

44/ Rev. Tadeusz Panus, Pontifical Theological Academy in Cracow

45/ Gerald M. Levin, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York

46/ Cardinal Franciszek Macharski

47/ Leopold Unger, journalist of Le Soir

48/ Delegation from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Warsaw

49/ Dr Joseph i Tithy Aleksandrowicz from Israel

50/ Mstislaw Kacer, Defence Minister of Slovakia

51/ Minister Marek Siwiec, Chief of the National Security Office

52/ Jerzy Lackowski, Curator of the Education in Malopolska Province

53/ Frans Jong, translator from Germany

54/ Lorenzo Vidal, Mexican Ambassador to Poland

55/ Janusz Postolko, Honorary Mexican Consul in Cracow

56/ Kathrin Sänger, journalist of the Spiegel TV

57/ Hanna Kassyanowicz-Pawlowicz, journalist of the Spiegel TV

58/ Prof. Ernst Ludwik Ehrlich, Basel University

59/ Prof. Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

60/ Michel Raineri, French Consul General in Cracow

61/ Ambassador Dr. Richard Wotava, Secretary General of the Austrian Reconciliation Fund (Österreichischer Versöhnungsfond)

62/ Dr. Ernst-Peter Brezovszky, Austrian Consul General in Cracow

63/ Jean Yves Potel, Cultural Attache of the French Embassy in Warsaw

64/ Piotr Izenberg, UBS Bank, Zurich

65/ Prof. Arthur Pitz, Northern Illinois University, Black Hawk College

66/ Prof. Mark J. Webber, the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

67/ Michael Brown, The Centre for Jewish Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

VISITS OF THE FOREIGN GROUPS

1/ Group of journalists from Germany

2/ Students of the Ramapo College in New Jersey

3/ Group of students from the German-Polish Gymnasium in Neuzelle, Germany

4/ School group from Jaffa

5/ Group from Jerusalem

6/ Group of catholic priests from Worms, Germany

7/ Group of the American students from the CET program in Prague

8/ Group of students from Mainzer Polonicum in Mainz, Germany

9/ Students of the American Program LEXIA International in Budapest

10/ Polish-Israeli-German group of participants in the seminar in the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim

11/ Group of Jewish students from the US and Canada

12/ Group of retired citizens from Germany, participants in the seminar in the International Youth Meting Center in Oswiecim

13/ Teachers from Lingen, Oldenburg and Osnabrück

14/ Students from Bochum University

15/ Students from Hamburg, Germany

16/ Members of the evangelical church from Westerstede near Oldenburg

17/ Group of youth from Münster, participants in the study tour organized by the Lion Club Münster and the Franz Hitze Haus Münster

18/ Participants in the Polish-German-French seminar on rememberance organized by the Regional Teachers Training Center in Cracow, Arbeit und Leben Society from Erfurt and the Foundation for the former Dunkierka Camp

19/ Students of the Nuenbrecht Mittelschule, Germany

20/ Group of students from Israel, participants in the organized by the Israeli Ministry of Education

21/ Jewish group from Paris

22/ Group of students from Jena, Germany

23/ Members of the Elder Hostel, USA

24/ American students of the European Studies Department at the Jagiellonian University

25/ School group from Leipzig, Germany

26/ Group of youth from Lithuania, Latvia, Danemark and Holland - participants in the seminar Connecting Cultures, organized by the AIESEC Society from Warsaw

27/ Group of evangelical priests from Germany

28/ Group from the Center for Political Education, Turingen

29/ Group from Bildungswerk Sachsen, Leipzig

30/ International group of volunteers organized by the German organization Barnimer Alternativen e.V.

31/ German - Polish group from the Society of United Europe

32/ German group from Brandenburg

33/ School group from Liege, Belgium

34/ Tourist group from Germany

35/ Tourist group from Germany

36/ School group from Germany

37/ Members of the Christian-Hebrew Society in Switzerland

38/ School group from Belgium - winners of the competition dedicated to Poland

39/ Teachers from Berlin

40/ German group from Schlezwig- Holstein, guests of the Ebert Foundation

41/ School group from Cologne

42/ Tourist group from Cologne

43/ Students from the USA

44/ Group of volunteers from Germany

45/ Group of volunteers from Austria

46/ Group of tourists from Germany

47/ Group of youth from Germany

48/ Group of teachers from Belorusia, participants on the seminar organized by the East-European Democratic Center IDEE

49/ Group of youth from France

50/ Group of medical doctors from Austria

51/ Group of German youth, guests of the secondary school in Skwierzyna, Poland

52/ Evangelical priests from Kirchenheim near Stuttgart, guests of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim

53/ Interns of the German Marshall Fund, invited to Poland by Batory Foundation in Warsaw

54/ American students of the CET program in Prague

55/ Journalists from Düsseldorf

56/ Group of American youth - participants in the Summer Abroad program organized by the European Center of Youth Cooperation in Torun and the World Learning Inc.

57/ Group of Austrian students of the Summer School of the Polish Language at the Jagiellonian University

58/ Group of guides from Israel with Alex Danzig form the Nir-Oz kibbutz

59/ Group of interpreters from the Council of Europe

60/ Group of Israeli girls

61/ Group of girls from kibbutz near Jerusalem

62/ Group from the Evangelical Academy in Berlin

63/ Members of the Elders Hostel from the USA and the World Learning Inc.

64/ Teachers from Cluj in Romania, participants in the seminar How to Teach About the Holocaust, organized by the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

65/ Group of tourists from the USA organized by the Mazurkas Travel

66/ Group of youth from Frankfurt

67/ Participants of the program Women in Dialogue organized by the Caritas Society - women from Korea, Italy, Portugal, Germany and India

68/ Participants in the program "At the Threshold to Auschwitz" from the USAm Germany and Poland

69/ Members of the Elders Hostel from the USA

70/ Students from Emmerich/Rhine

71/ Group of tourists from Germany

72/ Women Club from Dresden, Germany

73/ Members of the Evangelical Church in Zurich

74/ Students from Germany

75/ Secondary school students from Sweden

76/ Children from Israel

77/ Group of teachers from the Jewish schools in New Jersey

78/ Group of students from Barcelona

79/ Members of the Evangelical Church in Oldeburg

80/ Group of students from Spain, Portugal and the USA

81/ Group of doctors from Frankfurt

82/ Students from the Carl von Linde Gimnasium in Kempften, Germany

83/ Group of orthodox Jews from New York

84/ Group from Türingen - participants in the seminar at the Center for Prayer and Dialogue in Oswiecim

85/ German tourists from Bonn

86/ German tourists from Mannheim

87/ Group of youth from Norway, Danemark and Poland

88/ Group from Berlin

89/ Group of tourists from Hamburg

90/ Participants in the Polish - German workshop in the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim

91/ Group of tourists from Zurich

92/ Group of Rusian Jews living now in the USA

93/ Group of tourists from Chicago

94/ Group of tourists from Germany

95/ Group of students from Poland and Germany

96/ Group of students from Belgium

97/ Group of students from Bochum

98/ Group of students of the Soro Academy in Sweden

99/ Group of students from Danemark

100/ Group of students from Germany

101/ Group of tourists from Hamburg

102/ Students of the 1st Primary School in Berlin

103/ Students of the St. Cloude University in Minnesota, USA

104/ Students of the Fachgymnasium in Salzgitter near Hannover

105/ Group of students of the Ernst-Barlach Gymnasium in Schoenberg near Lubeck

106/ Members of the Society Arbeiterwammer from Vienna

107/ Group of tourists from Hamburg

108/ Group of youth from Cologne

109/ Group of tourists from Antwerp

110/ Students of the Bettina von Anim Gymnasium in Badenburg near Berlin

111/ Students of gymnasium in Zurych

112/ Students of the Jewish High School in Frankfurt/Main

113/ Students from Haifa

114/ Tourists from Germany

115/ Members of the Evangelical Church in Bochum

116/ Teachers from Duisburg and Moers - members of the Working Group Germany - Israel

117/ American Students of the CET program in Prague

118/ Members of the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Cologne

119/ Roman-Catholic Bishops and journalists from France

120/ Tourists from Bielefeld, Germany

121/ Group of Jewish students

122/ Group of gymnasium students from France

123/ Students of the Briand Gymnasium in Gap, France

124/ Students of the music school in Bremscheven, Germany

125/ Group of gymnasium students in Prenzlau, Germany

126/ Scholarship holders of the German Marshall Fund

127/ Tourists from the USA

128/ Study group from Germany - doctors, architects, lawyers

129/ Group from Israel

130/ Teachers from Stuttgart

131/ Members of the Multicultural Society Vancouver, Canada

132/ Students form Great Britain

133/ Students from Dachau

134/ Gymnasium students from Berlin

135/ Gymnasium students from Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Natania

136/ Members of Polish- Israeli Chamber of Commerce

137/ Students of the Magdeburg University

138/ School group from Stuttgart

139/ Polish-German-British group of participants on the conference organized by the EKIERT Company

140/ Teachers from France

WIZYTY GRUP Z POLSKI

1/ Group of mentally disordered persons from Kety

2/ Group of students from Chrzanów

3/ Group of students from Gymnasium No. 6 in Cracow

4/ Group of students from the 2nd grade of the 1st private gymnasium in Warsaw

5/ Group of primary school students from Chrzanów

6/ Group of Cracow tourist guides

7/ Group of art gymnasium in Torun

8/ Group of tourist guides from Chorzów

9/ School group from Tarnów with Dr. Leszek Hondo

10/ Group of youngsters and adults from the Self-help Center VITA in Nowa Huta, Cracow

11/ Group of participants in the workshop Kazimierz for Advanced organized by the Friends of Kazimierz Society

12/ Students of the Private Catholic School for girls

13/ Students of the Gymnasium No 11 in Lublin

14/ Students of the 1 High School in Lomza

15/ Students of the trade high school in Wieliczka

16/ Students of gymnasium in Skwierzyna, Lubuskie Province

17/ Patients of the Therapy Workshops for Mentally Disabled Persons in Wieliczka

18/ Group of museums workers from Holocaust memorials in Poland, participants in the seminar organized by the State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau

19/ Group of tourists from Gdansk

20/ Group of high school students from Warsaw

21/ Members of the Old Cracow Freinds Society

22/ Group of students of the journalist school in Katowice

23/ Group of employees of the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim

24/ Group of retired persons from Czestochowa

25/ Group of students of the Jagiellonian University

26/ Students of the gymnasium in Ostrów WIelkopolski

27/ Students of the private gymnasium in Raclawice Slaskie

28/ Group of students of the high school in Poznan

29/ Group of students of the 11th private primary school in Cracow

30/ Students of the high school students from Jaslo

31/ Group of high school students in Wloclawek

32/ Students of the high school students in Swinoujscie

33/ Students of the 5th high school in Rybnik

34/ Students of the 4th high school in Szczecin

35/ Students of the State High Theater School in Cracow

36/ Students of the 3rd grade of the gymnasium in Kleczna Dolna

37/ Students of gymnasium in Poznan

38/ Students of gymnasium in Konin

39/ Students of the gymnasium in Slomniki

40/ Students of the high school in Piaseczno

41/ High school students from Jedrzejów

42/ Students of the high school in Cracow

43/ Students of the post-graduate school in Warsaw

44/ Youth from the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim




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