Neighbours Moved to Treblinka

We invite you to an exhibition within The Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension festival:

Neighbours Moved to Treblinka

August 11th, 2017, 6 PM – opening of the exhibition
September 3rd, 2017, 6:30 PM – a meeting with the artists and a presentation of the exhibition’s catalogue
Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, 19 Warszawska Street
free entry
the exhibition is open until September 6th, 2017

WIDOK Association of Cultural Education: Neighbours Moved to Treblinka
August 31st, 2017, 6 PM
Białystok Cultural Centre / Ludwik Zamenhof Centre, 19 Warszawska Street

In 1942, during the Wannsee Conference, the authorities of Nazi Germany made a decision about the “final solution to the Jewish question”. A list with detailed information was created – how many Jews should be “cleaned up” in each of the European countries. Among the names of countries only one region is mentioned, Bezirk Bialystok, with 400.000 Jews intended for extermination.

The consequences of this decision are difficult to grasp even today. Ruined tenements in central parts of towns, empty dwellings, weedy Jewish cemeteries do not let us forget about it even after 75 years. They are like a remorse – we can neither forget about them, nor demolish them, nor utilize them. They are rooted in the landscape, people are used to them. Few people ask about their former residents. Usually we just do not know that on the way to school or work we pass the ruins of houses belonging to the Jews who died in Treblinka.

The exhibition was set up on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference. This is the first contemporary art exhibition in Bialystok about the Polish–Jewish relations, about the emptiness we feel after the Holocaust.

Artists: Ewa Chacianowska, Aleksandra Czerniawska, Grzegorz Dąbrowski, Małgorzata Dmitruk, Paweł Grześ, Krystyna Piotrowska, Rafał Siderski, Katarzyna Zabłocka, Tomasz Waszczeniuk, and Janusz Badurski
Curator of the exhibition: Magdalena Godlewska-Siwerska
Panel discussion participants: Anda Rottenberg, Krystyna Piotrowska, Ewa Rogalewska, Krzysztof Godlewski
Host: Katarzyna Sztop-Rutkowska

Organizers: WIDOK Association of Cultural Education, Białystok Cultural Centre

Co-financed with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the Białystok Cultural Centre. The project is carried out within The Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension festival.

The Rise of Eastern Culture / Another Dimension festival’s schedule

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
National Centre for Culture
Kultura Dostępna
The City of Białystok
Białystok Cultural Centre

Honorary patronage:
Białystok City Mayor
Embassy of Armenia to Poland

Media patronage:
Gazeta Wyborcza
Kurier Poranny
Polskie Radio Białystok


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