Rediscovering Traces of Memory: The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia

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Jonathan Webber.


New York City, USA, 2009. 186 pp., illustrations: 148 col., 21 × 22.7 cm. English.




Museum of Jewish Heritage (16 March–15 August 2010)


A traveling version of the Galicia Jewish Museum’s permanent exhibition of photographs by Chris Schwarz. These images of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, along with their accompanying texts by Jonathan Webber, offer a new way of seeing Poland’s Jewish past. The material is divided into five sections, corresponding to the different ways in which the material can be approached: Jewish Life in Ruins, Jewish Culture as it Once Was, Sites of Massacre and Destruction, How the Past is Being Remembered, and People Making Memory Today. 74 items.

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Cemeteries, PolandHolocaustSynagogues, GaliciaSynagogues, Poland

Other venues

Manchester Jewish Museum, United Kingdom (17 January–29 March 2010); Boston University, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House, Mass., USA (November 2010); Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., USA (Closing: 25 April 2011); University of Haifa, Israel (2012); Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel (2012); Indie Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel (2012); Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, San Rafael, Calif., USA (2012); Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Washington, D.C., USA (2012); University of Illinois at Chicago, Ill., USA (Opening: 3 December 2013); Memphis Jewish Community Center, Tenn., USA (May 2015)

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