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Remembering for the Future: How to Live in a Post-Holocaust, Post-Totalitarian and Post-Modern World

Remembering for the Future: How to Live in a Post-Holocaust, Post-Totalitarian and Post-Modern World
15 Devonshire Place, George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: Nov 7th, 7:30 pm End: Nov 7th, 9:30 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), Political Science, Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), 2000-, 1950-2000, 1900-1950, 1800-1900
Lecture by Krysztof Czyzewski, publisher, writer, theatre director and social activist

The Polish Heritage Foundation of Canada, with support from the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Toronto, present:

Krzysztof Czyzewski, Borderland Foundation

Remembering for the Future: How to Live in a Post-Holocaust, Post-Totalitarian, and Post-Modern World

Through artistic projects, public debates, social activities and publications, the Borderland Foundation actively promotes an understanding of Jewish culture, heritage, and memory. Headquartered in the town of Sejny's renovated former "white synogogue" and yeshiva, the Foundation also runs a centre for international dialogue. Krzysztof Czyzewski will discuss the educational and preservation initiatives that led to his foundation receiving the prestigious Israeli Dan David Prize, known as the "Isareli Nobel Prize". He will present relevance of such activities in the process of building modern civil society based on tolerance and mutual respect in post-war, post-totalitarian Poland.

Krzysztof Czyzewski is a Polish publisher, writer, theatre director, and social activist. Together with his wife, Margorzata Czyzewska, he co-founded the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze). A member of the European Cultural Parliament, he served as Polish ambassador to the European Commission's European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, and in 2012 was appointed Artistic Director of Wroclaw -- European Capital of Culture 2016.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the George Ignatieff Theatre at (416) 978-4166.

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This event was co-sponsored by Dorothy and Pinchas Gutter, in memory of his sister Sabina.


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