We are proud to announce that a Polish-English publication by Tamara Włodarczyk and Ignacy Einhorn, „Żydowska pamięć o powstaniu w getcie warszawskim” [i.e. The Jewish Memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising] will soon be released. This book has been co-published by the Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland and the Warsaw Ghetto Museum. Other involved entities include the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and POLIN Museum. The book contains unique photographs taken from the TSKŻ’s 1948-2022 archives and illustrations shared by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, as well as QR codes that will provide its readers with access to short films exploring the theme of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
“The Jewish memory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” is the story of a memory that has always united Jews representing different social backgrounds, regardless of their political views and attitudes to the Jewish question. All these people have always come together on 19th April to commemorate not only the fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto, but also all the victims of the Holocaust. The readers of the book will find out where the first anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in the world took place, how (formally and informally) the subsequent anniversaries of 19th April were celebrated, and in which region of Poland the number of Ghetto Heroes’ Streets is the highest.
We would like to cordially invite you to the launch of the book titled „Żydowska pamięć o powstaniu w getcie warszawskim” by Tamara Włodarczyk and Ignacy Einhorn which will take place on Thursday, 20th April at 5:30 PM at Babel Club. The meeting will be accompanied by a live performance by the Chameleon Choir of the Mokotów District, directed by Katarzyna Maria Boniecka. The Choir will perform two songs that are of particularly great importance to Polish Jews, namely, Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letsn veg (Don’t Say it’s Time to Set on Your Last Journey), an anthem of Jewish partisans and Ani ma’amin’. The first of these pieces, composed by Hersh Glik in the Vilnius Ghetto, was traditionally performed during the commemoration of successive anniversaries of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in many Jewish centres in Poland and abroad.
Accompaniment will be provided by: Grzegorz Sykulski
Artur Hofman, Chair of TSKŻ will host the meeting.
The 80th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
The project has been subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage