The Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre Centre in Lublin, in south-eastern Poland, is to host the first international reunion of Jewish inhabitants of the city and their descendants in 70 years on July 3-7, 2017.
The organisation, which is run by non-Jews, is dedicated to preserving Jewish memory in Poland.
The international programme will include meetings, discussions, sightseeing tours, commemorations and artistic events.
This reunion marks 700 years since Lublin’s founding and emphasizes the importance of the Jewish community’s contribution to its history over several hundred years.
Lublin has been the home of many historic Jewish institutions and personalities, including Yeshivat Chachmei Lublin, the Council of the Four Lands (Vaad Arba Artzot) and Nobel-Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Before the Second World War, the 43,000 Jewish citizens of Lublin constituted one-third of the city’s population.
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