The webinar series from Gesher Galicia returns today with this engaging presentation by Jakub Nowakowski and Jonathan Webber from the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków. They take you on a virtual tour of the museum that you will not want to miss.
Jakub Nowakowski was born and raised in Kazimierz, the former Jewish district of Kraków. Coming from a non-Jewish family that lived in Kazimierz for generations, from an early age he was compelled to research the history of his neighborhood. In 2007 he graduated from the Department of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University, where he wrote a thesis on Jewish resistance in Kraków during the Second World War. In 2005 Jakub joined the staff of the newly open (2004) Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków. In 2006 he joined the Museum’s Education Department, and in 2008 he became its manager. In 2010, after an international competition, Jakub was appointed the Galicia Jewish Museum’s director.
Jonathan Webber is a British anthropologist and Jewish activist now living in Kraków Poland. From the end of the 1980s Jonathan conducted fieldwork over many summers in about 100 towns and villages searching out Jewish heritage across the length and breadth of that part of Galicia which is today in Poland. After sharing his findings with the British photographer Chris Schwarz, he then went on to curate with him the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, established in 2004.
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Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia