The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź

THE PROGRAMME OF THE 72nd COMMEMORATION OF THE LIQUIDATION OF THE LITZMANNSTADT GHETTO

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MAIN COMMEMORATIONS

29 August 2016, Monday

11:00 AM Religious commemorations at the Jewish Cemetery (prayers, lighting candles)
Venue: Cmentarz Żydowski w Łodzi (the Jewish Cemetery in Łódź) | ul. Bracka 40

March of remembrance from the Jewish Cemetery to the Radegast Station
ul. Zmienna – ul. Inflancka – the Radegast Station

12:00 PM Official commemorations at the Radegast Station (laying wreaths)
Venue: Muzeum Tradycji Niepodległościowych w Łodzi – Oddział Stacja Radegast (the Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź – the Radegast Station Branch) | Al. Pamięci Ofiar Litzmannstadt Getto 12

2:00 PM The opening of the exhibition “Post 41. Reports from Litzmannstadt Ghetto”
Venue: Muzeum Tradycji Niepodległościowych w Łodzi – Oddział Stacja Radegast (the Museum of Independence Traditions in Łódź – the Radegast Station Branch) | Al. Pamięci Ofiar Litzmannstadt Getto 12

4:30 PM Awarding ceremony of medals of the "Righteous Among the Nations"
The title "Righteous Among the Nations" is the highest Israeli civilian medal given to non-Jews. The medal is granted by the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem for merits of people and families who risked their own and their families lives to rescue Jews from the Holocaust during World War II.
The awarding of a Polish families of people that rescued Jews in the times of Holocaust will take place during the 72nd commemorations of the liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto at the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź. The ceremony is very important for both the awarded families of the "Righteous", as well as Holocaust survivors and their families
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

6:00 PM Premiere of film "Sierakowiak's Diary”
directed by Michał Bukojemski, prod. Digit Film, Poland 2016, 57’
The screening willl be followed by a meeting and discussion with Michał Bukojemski and Marian Turski
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

ACCOMPANYIONG EVENTS

27 August 2016, Saturday

4:00 PM The openning of the exhibitions: „THINGS WE HAVE LOST” and „GRAPHICS OF MEMORY”
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

5:00 PM A meeting with Leon Weintraub – Survivor from Litzmannstadt Ghetto
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

28 August 2016, Sunday

10:00 AM A walk in the Jewish Cemetery
Start: Dom Przedpogrzebowy na Cmentarzu Żydowskim w Łodzi (the Funeral Home at the Jewish Cemetery in Łodź) | ul. Bracka 40/ ul. Zmienna

4:00 PM Screening of “My happiest day”, directed by Michał Bukojemski, prod. Digit Film , Poland 2015, 67'

After the presentation of film a meeting with director, Marian Turski
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

6:00 PM A concert of the Children's Choir of the City of Łódź dedicated to Survivors
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83


30 August 2016, Tuesday

10:00 AM A presentation of films of TVP ŁÓDŹ about commemorations of the liquidation of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto: „CIENIE NA MOJEJ ULICY”(1999, 15'), „SPOTKANIE W TEL AVIVIE” (2005, 14'),„OCALELI” (2009, 13') [PL] 

Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

11:00 AM A meeting with Leon Weintraub – Survivor from Litzmannstadt Ghetto
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

5:00 PM Chava Rosenfarb: ta kropla trwania/ Chava Rosenfarb: That Bubble of Being, directed by Josh Waletzky, USA 2015, 75'
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83

6:00 PM A meeting with Goldie Morgentaler, Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, Chava Rosenfarb's doughter, a translator of English version “The Tree of Life”
Venue: Centrum Dialogu im. Marka Edelmana (the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center) | ul. Wojska Polskiego 83