We invite you to the International Conference ‘How to speak about the Righteous?’ on June 25-27, 2019 in Markowa and Rzeszów (Poland).
Our guests will focus their topics on the education about the Righteous Among the Nations. They will try to answer the question: How to present and popularize issues related to those who, during the Holocaust, decided to help persecuted Jews, often endangering their own lives, lives of their loved ones, neighbours and friends? At the same time, during the discussion, let’s not forget about balancing the narrative, not to bring it down to a hermetic statement of facts, avoiding social analogies, or to a moralizing activism, neglecting the historic value.
About this and more issues, you be able to listen during three panels:
-The Righteous. Between Memory and Remembrance
-The Righteous. Different ways of telling their stories
-The Righteous. Education and today’s social commitment
Before we will meet at conference, you’ll be able to visit the exhibition ‘Between Life and Death. Stories of Rescue during the Holocaust’ in Markowa, prepared by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Silent Heroes Memorial Center.
Attention! To attend the conference, early registration is essential:
Phone number: +48 17 224 10 15; +48 17 225 47 75, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference will be conducted in English.
June 25, 2019 (Tuesday), Museum of Poles Saving Jews
17:00 – visiting the exhibition Between Life and Death. Stories of Rescue during the Holocaust, co-organizer: European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
June 26, 2019 (Wednesday), Museum of Poles Saving Jews
11:00 – Conference Opening
Keynote: dr. Anna Stróż Pawłowska (The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in WWII, Poland)
12:00 – Panel I: The Righteous. Between Memory and Remembrance
-Dr. Lea Ganor (Mashmaut Center, Bar Ilan University, Israel), The Righteous among the Nations: Between history and memory
-Klara Jackl (POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Poland), Cultural institution and a dynamic discourse on the Righteous
-Lolita Tomsone (Žanis Lipke Memorial, Latvia), Rescue stories of the Latvian Jews in museums and in cinema. Can we cherrypick our heroes?
Summary: Prof. Dr. Stephan Lehnstaedt (Touro College Berlin, Germany)
June 27, 2019 (Thursday), Podkarpackie Voivodeship Community Centre
09:30 – Panel II: The Righteous. Different ways of telling their stories
-Dr. Marta Ansilewska-Lehnstaedt (Silent Heroes Memorial Center, Germany), Preparing a new exhibition on aiding Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe 1939-1945 – curator’s remarks
-Dr. Eleonora Cussini (Villa Emma Nonantola Foundation, Italy), The Nonantola Community and Two Righteous Among the Nations
-Adi Almelem Hacohen (Mashmaut Center, Israel), Righteous among the Nations and Cinema. The case of Oskar Schindler
-Bartosz Heksel (Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, Poland), The exhibition “Code name Żegota – the hidden aid” in the MHK
-Corey Niemchick (President & Filmmaker of Storytelling Pictures, USA), Creatively Preserving Truth and Presenting the Righteous to a Visually Saturated Culture
Summary: Eliane Wauquiez-Motte (The Memorial Site of Le Chambon sur Lignon, France)
13:30 – Panel III: The Righteous. Education and today’s social commitment
-Anthony Lishak (Learning from the Righteous, United Kingdom), The Righteous – icons from the past, role models for the present and the hope of the future
-Kamil Kopera (The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II, Poland), The World of the Righteous – Education about the Righteous and social rehabilitation of the convicts
-Dr. Jakab Atilla (Holocaust Memorial Center, Hungary), We must stand on the side of what is true and right
-Inbal Raz (Mashmaut Center, Israel), History, Memory and Gender: Case study of Irena Sendler
Summary: Dr. Piotr Trojański (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
Organization of an international conference „Jak mówić o Sprawiedliwych / How to speak about the Righteous?” – financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage