The European Association of the Museum of The History of Polish Jews POLIN (AEMJP), jointly with Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of The Jewish People in Tel Aviv, are delighted to invite you for a unique screening of a famous documentary about the 1968 forced migrants:
“Gdanski Railway Station” (Dworzec Gdanski), written by Teresa Torańska and directed by Maria Zmarz-Kozanowicz
(2007, 56 min., in Polish with English subtitles).
Venue: Beit Hatfutsot Museum, Tel Aviv, University Campus. Big auditorium.
Time: June 4, 2017, at 7 PM Israeli time.
In March 2018, the new POLIN Museum in Warsaw – the Museum of the History of Polish Jews – opens an unprecedented exhibition on the events of March 1968, i.e. the forced emigration of up to 20,000 Jews living in Poland. This exhibition is the first event of this dimension – hosted by a State-supported institution in Poland – that launches a genuine project of recognition of the March Events, of large scale research programs, and educational campaigns.
The screening of the movie will be followed by a presentation of the POLIN Museum Exhibition project and a discussion about what does this new exhibition mean for the Jewish diaspora in Israel or elsewhere and how it helps to understand contemporary Poland.
SOPHIA BRAUN, ILANA ETGAR and LEON SFARD from the Polish-Israeli community Reunion68.
From the POLIN Museum: Zygmunt Stepinski, deputy director of the POLIN Museum
Israeli journalist and economist SEVER PLOCKER
Moderated by philosopher ANNA C. ZIELINSKA (from the AEMJP)
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the movie
“An attempt to cope with painful events of 1968 – an outbreak of the anti-Semitic hysteria which led to mass exile of citizens of Jewish origin from Poland. Emigrants have been meeting for 20 years in Ashkelon.” (IMDB)