Friends of the AEMJP visit Warsaw and Krakow

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We are delighted to share those pictures:

Photos from the Trip

Photos from the Discussion & Dinner at the Embassy of Belgium

Monique Canto-Sperber, Konstanty Gebert, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Several Friends of the AEMJP participated in a trip to Poland, where they were able to visit the Polin Museum, Krakow and its Jewish neighbourhood Kazimierz, Schindler’s factory and  the Auschwitz Museum. This extraordinary event allowed to many of them to see a country very different from expected, both charming and welcoming. A debate about European values and perspectives was organized in the Embassy of Belgium, reuniting the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, French Philosopher Monique Canto-Sperber, Polish journalist and Jewish Activist Konstanty Gebert, Writer Ewa Kulik from the Batory Foundation, former Minister of Foreign Affairs Adam Rotfeld, director of the Polin Museum Dariusz Stola, and Marian Turski from the Council of the Museum.

They have been able to take part in the  Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, which  took place at the beginning of the summer (June 25 – July 3, 2016). The final concert of the festival, reuniting several Israeli artists, gathered 10,000 people audience on Szeroka Street. During the event, the ceremony of Havdalah was celebrated in public by the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich. The Friends of the AEMJP were able to admire the concert from the terrace of one of the Jewish restaurants on facing the street.

You are invited to watch a short movie made from pictures and memories of this trip.

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