A New Itinerary
A panel discussion on Jewish Heritage Tours to Poland
An official event of the 22nd Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow
Date: Saturday, July 7, 16:30
Location: Galicia Jewish Museum
ul. Dajwór 18
Open to the Public – All welcome to join the dialogue
Each year thousands of Jewish youth are sent to Poland on organised death camp tours to commemorate the Holocaust. However well-intentioned, the tours structurally and ideologically reinforce negative stereotypes about Poles and modern Poland. This panel discussion will focus on an alternative approach, Jewish Heritage Tours, whose participants are able to honour the memory of those who perished while learning about the places they lived. The panellists will describe their personal experiences of establishing the Heritage Tours, the rationale behind them, and the impact they have on Jewish youth.
Shana Penn, Executive Director of the San Francisco-based Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture
Helise E. Lieberman, Director of the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland
Magda Matuszewska, the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland
Dr Karen Underhill, Department of Baltic and Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Event is co-sponsored by New Eastern Europe, the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture and the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow.
For more information please visit the official web site of the 22nd Jewish Culture Festival: http://www.jewishfestival.pl/panel-discussion–a-new-itinerary,521,event,en.html