13 2014

Jewish Revival in Contemporary Poland

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Trayes Hall, Douglass Campus Center 100 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ

Contact Sherry Endick

Since the fall of Communism, Poland’s small Jewish communities have undergone a significant revival, a process occurring in tandem with non-Jewish Poles’ soul-searching about their role in the Holocaust and the development of their interest in Jewish culture and in Poland’s Jewish past. Professor Geneviève Zubrzycki, University of Michigan, will discuss this revival, which is visible in the mushrooming of festivals of Jewish culture, the renewed popularity of klezmer music, the dramatic proliferation of Judaica bookstores and Jewish restaurants, new museums and memorials, the emergence of Jewish studies programs, and artists’ and intellectuals’ engagements with Poland’s Jewish past and Polish-Jewish relations. The talk is free and open to the public. Free parking is available behind the Campus Center. (For GPS search, use “57 Lipman Drive.”)