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Polish-Jewish History without Barriers

Katarzyna Kotula-Domagała

The project made an interesting connection between Holocaust education, human rights education and inclusion of people who are experiencing discrimination. The project involved a group of people with hearing loss, who often face barriers in cultural institutions which are not adapted to offer them a suitable cultural experience. In this project, the participants experienced a series of activities in the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, all translated into sign language: guided tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions in the museum; guided tour of Kazimierz, Krakow’s historical Jewish quarter, including a visit in a synagogue and at local Jewish cemetery; guided tour of the former Krakow Ghetto area in Podgorze; Film screening „The Pianist” with an introduction before the film and discussion after the film; meeting with Mrs. Lidia Maksymowicz, child survivor of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau; „Contemporary Israel” – lecture and slide-show; workshops: “Memory Project” (art workshop based on Holocaust Survivor’s personal story) and “Hebrew Calligraphy.”


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