April 16-23, 2023


Event program

As part of the Multimemo project, the partner organization Jewish Community Center conducted the event “Polyphonies of Memory. Inclusive Memory of Warsaw”, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from a different perspective than usual.
The aim of the event was to listen and conduct a multi-voiced narrative woven from the memories of the participants of these events and their descendants. These were discussions, walks, meetings and artistic projects that allowed for a multidimensional experience of the memory of the ghetto uprising and the Jewish inhabitants of the city, which we – Warsaw Jews inherit and carry forward in many ways – as different as we are. Here are the most important events of “Polyphonies of Memory. “Inclusive Memory of Warsaw”:

→ Meeting on the topic “Kwestia charakteru. Bojowniczki z getta warszawskiego” was led by Shana Penn together with some of the book’s authors: Sylwia Chutnik, Patrycja Dołowy, Zuzanna Hertzberg, Natalia Judzińska and Karolina Sulej.

→ A piano concert by Michał Michalski, an outstanding Polish pianist of the young generation, who will come to the JCC, which was a tribute to the inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto.

→ Grassroots commemoration of the ghetto uprising on Szmul Zygielbojm Square and the surrounding streets, which ended at Umschlagplatz, from where hundreds of thousands of Jews were deported to the Treblinka extermination camp during the war.

→ “Personal memory” meeting with Józef Hen – Polish-Jewish publicist, film scriptwriter, playwright and author of many books, including biographical ones.

📸 Piotr Kulisiewicz (JCC)




  • The project is funded by the European Union (CERV-2022-REM) and involves nine European partners: FestivALT, UMF, Zapomniane Foundation, JCC Warsaw, the Formy Common Foundation, the Foundation for the Documentation of Jewish Cemeteries, CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg and the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg.