Panel at POLIN Museum prior to the Conference
From: IAJGS Listserv Communications (
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:46:18 -0700 (PDT)

6 pm, Saturday Night, August 4, 2018, just prior to the Conference, come visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (a 30 minute walk from the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center).


Panel: “What Do We Really Think?: Stereotypes in the Polish-Jewish Landscape.” (Free admission to attend the panel.)

This panel addresses the challenges and opportunities experienced by those active in preserving Jewish memory in Poland. As recent developments demonstrate, long-held stereotypes and historical animosities, compounded by profound national and personal trauma and loss, make the effort to create dialogue and mutual understanding between Jews and non-Jewish Poles both essential and potentially explosive. For contemporary Poles; for the descendants of Polish Jews; and for those from other communities who contribute from a variety of motives and backgrounds, the long, tragic history of the Jewish community in Poland shapes perceptions and attitudes.

This panel brings together different voices and viewpoints in an effort to share insights and provoke dialogue as a necessary precondition to building bridges and changing stereotypes.

Panelists include:
• Moderator Glenn Kurtz, author of "Three Minutes in Poland"
• Witek Dabrowski, Deputy Director, Brama Grodzka-Teatr NN
• Zuzanna Radzik, Executive Board Member, The Forum for Dialogue Among Nations
• Leora Tec, Founder & Director, Bridge To Poland

Submitted by Dan Oren, IAJGS Listserv Communications

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