Re-generation. Jewish Life in Poland
September 9 - October 11
This photo exhibition contains work that first appeared in the book, ‘Polish Jews: The Final Chapter.’ The photos were all taken in the aftermath of the Holocaust and post-war Jewish emigration when Chuck Fishman visited Poland for the first time in 1975. These photos depict the reality of life for the remaining Jews in the last decade of the Polish People’s Republic. Fishman continued to travel back to Poland and document the changes that the Jewish community experienced in the 1980s up until the 2010s. He took photographs in Kraków, Wrocław and Warsaw, but also in Lublin, Łódź and Przemyśl, where only a handful of individuals still practised Judaism. The photos provide the story of over four decades of Jewish life in contemporary Poland.
For more information on the exhibit and events, click here.
List of events:
All events are Free and Open to the Community
Film Screening Bodgan’s Journey
Monday, September 9 @ 7:00pm | JCC Benderson Family Building, Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre
Art Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, September 12 @ 5:00-7:00pm | The Elizabeth C. and Peter Tower Gallery at Daemen College, 4380 Main Street
Film Screening A Town Called Brzostek and Panel Discussion
Panelists include Jakub Nowakowski, Executive Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow who coordinated the exhibit’s visit to the United States, Sean Martin, the Associate Curator for Jewish History at Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, and others.
Friday, September 13 @ 1:00pm | Wick Alumni lounge at Daemen College
Film Screening The Return
Documentary about being young and Jewish in Poland today.
Tuesday, September 17 @ 7:00-10:00pm | Research and Information Commons (RIC) 120 at Daemen College
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland
Project is co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as a part of the ”Public Diplomacy 2019” program
Galicia Jewish Museum
Visual and Performing Arts Department at Daemen College
The Center for Polish Studies and the History & Political Science Department at Daemen College
Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College
Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council
Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo