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A Meeting Place for Two Worlds: An Interview with Piotr Nazaruk and Lublin’s Grodzka Gate Center

Magdalena Kozłowska

Magdalena Kozłowska interviews Piotr Nazaruk about Lublin’s Grodzka Gate Center and the center’s new online exhibit of memory maps from yizkor bikher and oral history interviews.

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Asch’s Kutno: Celebrating An Author’s Life and Culture in His Hometown

Gabe Miner

Every two years, the town of Kutno, Poland hosts the Sholem Asch Festival, which organizers describe as an “event connecting the past with the present of Kutno, once a Polish-Jewish town in which Jews constituted over 70% of the population in the 19th century.”

Interview

Communicating Jewish History in Poland Today

Madeleine Cohen

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was decades in the making and now tells the thousand year history of Polish Jews in the old heart of Jewish Warsaw.

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A Writer in the Spa: Identifying Jacob Glatstein’s Protagonist

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

In his novel Ven Yash iz gekumen, Jacob Glatstein wrote a Poland both familiar and strange, and peopled it with characters based on the real-life literary figures and historians he met in the spa town of Nałęczów.

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