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25 June 2012
Dear Friend of Kresy-Siberia,
Invitation to “Invisible Army” play – Friday 20 July 2012

On behalf of the Kresy-Siberia (UK) team, I am very pleased to invite you to an important and exciting cultural event to be held on the evening of Friday 20 July at the Polish Social and Cultural Centre (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London commencing at 7.30 pm in POSK’s Theatre.
We would be honoured if you, your family and friends would join us at this momentous event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1942 formation of Anders’ Army under British Command.
Entry is free of charge, however places are strictly by reserved ticket so please RSVP by Wednesday 18 July with guest numbers and names to:

7 Barnstead Ave, Withington Manchester M20 4UL
E-mail: UK@Kresy-Siberia.org
Telephone: (0161) 445 6904
Yours sincerely,
Eva Szegidewicz
Trustee and Secretary-Treasurer
Kresy-Siberia (UK)
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The London Jewish Cultural Centre is running a course on Polish Jewish relations in association with the Institute for Polish Jewish Studies from 7-28 March. The speakers include Professor Antony Polonsky, Ben Helfgott and Dr Kate Gerrard. For further details please visit:
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Thursday 15 December 2011

Jews and their Neighbours in Eastern Europe
A History of Endless Conflict?

A One-Day Conference of the Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies in association with the Polish Cultural Institute and the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London, Thursday 15 December 2011, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m . at the Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London W1W 6JJ and the Polish Embassy, 47 Portland Place, London W1B 1JH
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Venue: Chadwick Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, Time: THURSDAY MAY 12th 2011

5pm: Screening
Undzere kinder (Our Children), a Yiddish film (with English subtitles) made in 1948. The film is one of the only postwar movies made in Yiddish and almost the last full length yiddish film to be made. It was also the first film which attempted to deal with the Holocaust. Suppressed by the postwar Polish Communist government as "pro -Zionist" and lost for over 30 years, "Our Children" was largely shot on location at an orphanage/school near Łódź. The children in the film were actual survivors of the Holocaust; the film focuses on how they came to terms with their past.

6.15pm: Discussion of the film
6.45pm: SHORT REFRESHMENT BREAK

7.00 - 9pm: Discussion between Shimon Redlich, Sir Martin Gilbert, and Prof. Antony Polonsky on Jewish life in post-war Poland.

Venue: Chadwick Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
Free of charge. All welcome, no prior booking required

link to poster

Sunday, 12 December 2010
The Jews of Krakow: An International Symposium
Day 1: From the Holocaust to the Present
Pre-registration essential
10.15am-5.30pm London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London NW11 7SX
L35 includes kosher sandwich lunch
0208 457 5000 admin@ljcc.org.uk, www.ljcc.org.uk
In association with the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Polish Cultural Institute.
more informations in pdf file-»

Monday, 13 December 2010
The Jews of Krakow: An International Symposium
Day 2: The Jewish Love-Affair with Krakow over the Centuries
Pre-registration essential.
9.30am-5.30pm Polish Embassy
47 Portland Place W1B 1JH
L35 / L25 includes kosher buffet lunch
07799 875 901 fleming_m11@hotmail.com, www.polishjewishstudies.pl
Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies in association with the LJCC and the Polish Cultural Institute.
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Professor Jonathan Webber one of the members of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Council talked about the Nazi concentration camp in occupied Poland for The Guardian and Radio 4.
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, one of the patrons of the Institute for Polish Jewish Studies is the Chairman of the Council. Bartoszewski was a prisoner in Auschwitz (camp number 4427) and was the member of the Żegota Jewish Aid Council, a clandestine underground organization of Polish resistance in German-occupied Poland from 1942 to 1945.
Below the links to Jonathan Webbers articles:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jan/13/secondworldwar.poland1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8868666.stm 

Warsaw – the History of a Jewish Metropolis

In honor of Professor Antony Polonsky on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Under the patronage of the President of the City of Warsaw, Dr Hanna Grokiewicz-Waltz.

The international conference Warsaw – the History of a Jewish Metropolis, London 22-25 June 2010, will gather top-ranked scholars in the field of Jewish studies. During 4 days, in 9 different sections, more than 30 lectures on varied aspects of the history of the Jewish metropolis will be given.

The conference is organised as part of The conference is hosted by the Institute of Jewish Studies, University College London.

The Institute has been for over 50 years providing lectures, symposia and seminars, holding international conferences, conducting reasearch projects and sponsoring publications in co-operation with leading publishing houses. The conference: Warsaw – the History of a Jewish Metropolis is the latest Institute’s project.

The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, UCL, is the largest department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies in Europe. The department is the only one in the UK to offer a full degree course and research supervision in Jewish Studies in every subject of Hebrew and Jewish Studies – philology, history, and literature – covering virtually the entire chronological and geographical span of the Hebrew and Jewish civilisation from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the modern period.

To see the Programme go to:  http://warsawjewishmetropolis.wordpress.com/programm/

 

November 2010
Conference and the launching of volume 23 of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry. Jews in Kraków, Eds. Michal Galas & Antony Polonsky
http://www.littman.co.uk/cat/polin-23.html

 

Poland: A Jewish Matter

A two-day symposium exploring contemporary Jewish life in Poland
Date: Sunday 30 May – Monday 31 May 2010
Location: Jewish Museum London
Raymond Burton House, 129–131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
Nearest Underground: Camden Town (3 minutes walk)
Organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw; the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków; the Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies, Oxford; and the Jewish Museum London.
Marking the close of Jewish programming for POLSKA! YEAR
A unique opportunity to hear from leading speakers from Poland and the UK engaged at the highest level with contemporary Jewish life in Poland. Community leaders, cultural practitioners and academics will consider the significance of Poland for Jewish people today, as well as issues of religious life, cultural revival, the preservation of Jewish heritage and some challenging questions about Poland’s Jewish past. The programme allows plenty of time for questions and discussion on one of the most provocative, complex subjects in today’s Jewish world.

Free entry. Pre-registration recommended but not required. For registration and enquiries contact: (0044) (0)20 7284 7384 admin@jewishmuseum.org.uk


Conference organizers
 
  Galicia Jewish Museum
www.galiciajewishmuseum.org

 
  Institute for Polish–Jewish Studies
www.polishjewishstudies.pl

 
  Jewish Museum London
www.jewishmuseum.org.uk
 
  http://www.iam.pl/pl/site/

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November 2009
Conference and the launching of volume 22 of Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry. Social and Cultural Boundaries in Pre-Modern Poland Eds.  Magdalena Teter, Adam Teller & Antony Polonsky
http://www.littman.co.uk/cat/polin-22.html

4 September 2009

President Lech Walesa with Filip Slipaczek at 2009 Solidarity Express

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27 November 2008, London
The annual one-day conference of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies took place on Thursday 27th November 2008, 9.30 am to 6.00 pm at the Polish Embassy, London. The title of the conference was "Forty Years On: The March 1968 'Anti-Zionist' Campaign and its Significance for Polish-Jewish Relations". The conference marked the publication of volume 21 of POLIN "1968: Forty Years After".

The speakers at the conference included Adam Michnik (Warsaw), Dariusz Stola (Warsaw), Jaff Schatz (Lund), Eugeniusz Smolar (Warsaw), Anna Frajlich (New York), Leopold Sobel (London), Antony Polonsky (Brandeis), Leszek Gluchowski (Brandeis), and Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota (Warsaw).
To see the programme of the conference click here:

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24 November 2008, London
Filip Slipaczek, Media Officer of The Institute of Polish Jewish Affairs, meets The Polish Premier Donald Tusk in London on Monday 24th November 2008 in Polish Embassy in London to discuss Polish Jewish relations in UK in the wake of the Giles Coren affair.
To see the picture go to page 12 ‘Community week’ of The Jewish News ->>
 

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19 November 2008
Sir Sigmund Sternberg receives the Award of Tolerance from the Ecumenical Foundation of Tolerance in Poland.

Sir Sigmund received the Award of Tolerance from the Ecumenical Foundation of Tolerance in Poland. As Sir Sigmund was not available to travel to Poland, the award was given by HE Barbara Tuge-Erecinska, Ambassador of Poland, at the Embassy during the Annual Meeting of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies of which Sir Sigmund is President. The Award was announced in Poland on 16 November, the UNESCO Day of Tolerance and given in Warsaw on 19 November to the other Jewish recipient who was Shimon Peres

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13 July 2008, London

The Institute for Polish Jewish Studies held their first Summer Garden Party on Sunday 13th July, at the home of The Institute's Press Officer Filip Slipaczek, in New Barnet. Council Members of The Institute present were Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Professor Anthony Polansky (Brandeis University), Mrs Lena Stanley-Clamp and Dr. Katarzyna Zechenter (UCL, SSEES). Furthermore the event attracted the attendance of: Mr Robert Rusiecki Consul of The Republic of Poland in London: Dr Jan Mokrzycki and Mr Wiktor Moszczynski of The Federation of Poles in The UK and Councillors Brian Gordon and Simche Steinberger. The event will be featured on Polish Television with personal interviews given by Sir Sigmund, Professor Polansky, Cllr Brian Gordon and Filip Slipaczek. A kosher barbecue was provided and was under the supervision of Rabbi Hillel Simon of The London Beth Din, for which The Institute would like to acknowledge with gratitude.



From left to right:
1. Wiktor Moszczynski, The Federation of Poles in Great Britain
2. Robert Rusiecki, Consul General of the Republic of Poland
3. Filip Slipaczek, Media Officer of The Institute of Polish Jewish Studies
4. Brian Gordon, a Councillor in Barnet, north London
5. Professor Antony Polonsky, the editor of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry
6. Dr. Jan Mokrzycki, President of the Federation of Poles in Great Britain

From left to right:
Wiktor Moszczynski, the Federation of Poles in Great Britain
Anda McBride, TVP 1
Robert Rusiecki, Consul General of Poland
Cllr Brian Gordon, Conservative councillor for Barnet
Filip Slipaczek, The Institute's Press Officer
Prof. Antony Polonsky (Brandeis U)
Dr. Katarzyna Zechenter (UCL SSEES)

 

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