The Siegel Lifelong Learning Program will host a lecture titled “Rising from the Rubble: Creating a Museum of the History of Polish Jews” Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at The Temple-Tifereth Israel (26000 Shaker Blvd.).
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and professor of performance studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, will give the lecture.
Facing the “Monument to the Ghetto Heroes” on the site of the Warsaw ghetto and prewar Jewish neighborhood, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews completes a memorial complex.
The monument honors those who died by remembering how they died. And the museum honors them—and those who came before and after—by remembering how they lived.
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s illustrated lecture will explore the creation of POLIN Museum’s multimedia narrative exhibition, “A Journey of a Thousand Years,” and its role as an agent of transformation.
This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Salo W. and Jeanette M. Baron Foundation and with support from ACES+ Distinguished Lectureship, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and The Temple-Tifereth Israel.