Gesher Galicia SIG
January 27, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of
Auschwitz. Between now and February 22, but mainly between January 27
and 31, a series of commemorative events is planned in 35 towns in
southeastern Poland, under the auspices of the Marshal of Podkarpackie
[Subcarpathian] voivodeship, Wladyslaw Ortyl.
The complete list of towns and villages is: Baranow Sandomierski,
Blazowa, Czudec, Debica, Dukla, Dynow, Glogow Malopolski, Gniewczyna
Lancucka, Grodzisko Dolne, Jankowice, Jaroslaw, Jasionka, Jaslo,
Jodlowa, Kraczkowa, Krosno, Lezajsk, Lubaczow, Markowa, Mielec,
Niebylec, Pruchnik, Przemysl, Przeworsk, Rudnik nad Sanem, Rymanow,
Rzeszow, Sanok, Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg, Tyczyn, Tryncza, Ustrzyki
Dolne, Zagorz, and Zarszyn-Nowosielce. There will be talks, including
by Holocaust survivors, musical performances, exhibitions, church
services, and various other commemorative events.
The driving force behind this program, as in earlier years, is the
Department of Jewish History and Culture at the University of Rzeszow,
under Prof. Waclaw Wierzbieniec, who is also an Archival Advisor to
Gesher Galicia. Many other institutions, though, are also involved in
the sponsorship and organization of events, including municipal
councils, cultural centers, schools, teacher training colleges,
historical societies, organizations for the preservation of Jewish
heritage, museums, and local community groups.
One of the many people involved in the series of events throughout the
region is Gesher Galicia member Nina Talbot. On January 29, she and
Mark Rand will take part in the opening ceremony of the commemoration
events in the town of Dynow, held at the town's High School, with
their talk 'We lived together with you'.
For further information, please contact:
ur.dzienholokaustu2020@... at Rzeszow University,
or else: anna.dziama@....
English-speakers can also call for information at: +48 609504192, or
Michal Majewski, Holocaust Project Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Tony Kahane, Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
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