October 15, 2023

Poles of memory. Strategies for rebuilding the identity of the Jewish Cemetery in Bródno.

Workshops dedicated to educators, tour guides and specialists dealing with cultural heritage, knowledge about the very specific view of specialists dealing with Jewish cemeteries on this issue.

Cmentarz Żydowski na Bródnie

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As part of a series of events around the Jewish cemetery in Bródno, on October 25, workshops were held dedicated to educators, tour guides and specialists dealing with cultural heritage, knowledge about the very specific view of specialists dealing with Jewish cemeteries on this issue. The event began with a walk around the cemetery in Bródno, which was almost completely destroyed. By the post-war regime, it was forgotten and deprived of any traces of the cemetery. Today, pioneering research and commemorative activities are carried out there. Participants who know the famous cemetery at Okopowa Street, still used by the local Jewish community and visited by crowds of tourists and pilgrims, could see the difference between both necropolises and imagine the condition of the cemetery in Bródno before its destruction. Our ultimate goal was to encourage guests to weave our specific point of view into their narratives about the district and city in order to increase interest in this place and share Jewish views on this topic with a wider audience.
During the tour, the directors of both cemeteries introduced us to the history of this place. Comparing both cemeteries, we talked about how to restore the cultural character of the necropolis in Bródno.

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