March 8, 2024

Discovering the Jewish cemetery in Wrzeszcz. History of the place and community.

Introduction to the history of the Jewish community of Gdańsk and the surrounding area. The cemetery in Wrzeszcz and its fate. Lecture and discussion

Instytut Kultury Miejskiej

Event program

On March 8, 2024, another event took place as part of the MultiMemo project, organized by the partner organization Formy Wspólne. The event took the form of presenting an outline of the history of Jews in Gdańsk and Wrzeszcz, which was incorporated into Gdańsk at the beginning of the 19th century. The location of the cemetery in relation to the immediate vicinity was discussed. We also focused on Gdańsk's memory and oblivion of Jews and their necropolis. After the presentation, we invited everyone present to ask questions and discuss the importance of history and memory of national and religious minorities. The meeting was led by Dr. Andrzej Hoja - a historian from Gdańsk, curator and expert at the Historical Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Since 2011, he has been associated with museum institutions in Pomerania as a curator at the Pommersches Landesmuseum in Greifswald, the Gdynia City Museum, the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, the Museum of Kashubian-Pomeranian Writing and Music in Wejherowo and the Gdańsk Museum. He has been expanding collections of biographical recordings in museum institutions for over a decade. The creator of the Gdańsk Oral History Archive operating at the Museum of Gdańsk, whose work he manages on a daily basis.