12 2015

MJCC and Memphis In May presents The Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow

12:00PM - 10:00PM  

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Traces of Memory offers a contemporary look at the Jewish past in Poland. The exhibition pieces together a picture of the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, interpreting these traces in a manner that is informative, accessible, and thought-provoking. The exhibition offers a lament for the destroyed Jewish civilization that once flourished in this country, remembers the locations where annihilation took place, and gives credit to commemorative efforts that have occurred since the Holocaust.

Traces of Memory features photographs by the late Chris Schwarz. The exhibition is co-curated by Prof. Jonathan Webber (Emeritus, UNESCO Professor of Jewish and Interfaith Studies, University of Birmingham, UK; Professor at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), who also provided the texts.

Sponsor: Memphis In May