August 19, 2023

MEETING OF STAKEHOLDERS – Będzin, Gliwice, Bytom

Another meeting of stakeholders of the NeDiPa project, which took place on August 19 in Będzin, is behind us.

Upper Silesia & Dąbrowa Basin

Program

The meeting began with a walk around the area of the Będzin ghetto. Representatives of the Cukerman's Gate Foundation presented what they have managed to do for the heritage and memory of Jews in Będzin and the region since 2009: saving the Jewish house of prayer located in the so-called Cukerman's Gate, where historical polychromes have been preserved, a presentation of a collection of previously unpublished photos of Żarki residents from 1937-42, taken by a local photographer Józef Bacior, and the renovation of a commemorative plaque from 1947 in the Będzin ghetto - in the place of a bunker of the Jews of the resistance movement.
We also visited the Upper Silesian Jews House of Remembrance (a branch of the Gliwice Museum) with a wonderful exhibition about Jews in Upper Silesia, located in a restored pre-burial house erected in the Jewish cemetery at the beginning of the 20th century. We took a walking tour of Bytom, discovering local architectural heritage, in particular by the architects of pre-war Wrocław (Breslau), the Ehrlich brothers.
At the final part of the day, current activities carried out as part of the NeDiPa project were discussed with stakeholders, next steps planned in the project were presented and ideas for innovative best practices in working with difficult heritage were exchanged.

Organization

  • Zapomniane Foundation

Partners

  • FestivAlt

  • Urban Memory Foundation

Sponsors

  • European Union

    The NeDiPa - Negotiating Difficult Pasts program is implemented thanks to the support of the European Union as part of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) program.

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