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CELEBRATING THE ANNIVERSARY OF MARCH'68

Thousands of students demonstrating, pupils protesting, brutal beatings and mass arrests across the whole country. Intellectuals persecuted, people with Jewish origins attacked. Empty universities, lost dreams, numerous farewells and one-way tickets. Cruel words uttered by Gomułka that one cannot have two homelands. Emigration of thousands of Polish Jews. Lies printed by the press. Propaganda meetings in the facilities and banners saying “Zionists go to Israel.” Applause combined with the feeling of guilt and shame for the authorities and the country. This was the dramatic reality of March’68.

In Warsaw, Polish Jews left from Gdański Train Station. This fact has been commemorated by the plaque placed on the station’s building and founded by the Shalom Foundation in 1998. The plaque features the words of Henryk Grynberg: they left here more than they had. Every year, to commemorate the March events, people for whom the memory of the then dramas is still vivid, meet at the plaque. A special celebration was the celebration of the 40th anniversary of March’68. As a response to the letter written by Gołda Tencer, General Director of the Shalom Foundation, President of Poland, Lech Kaczyński, declared that he was ready to give back Polish citizenship, without any formalities, those who were forced to emigrate from Poland as a consequence of March events. The most important part of the anniversary celebrations organized in 2008 was the three day conference “Jewish March 1968-2008.” March events were also reminded by Krystyna Piotrowska project presented in Zachęta Gallery “Journey Document,” meeting with emigration literature of March’68 organized in Mamele Club. The celebration ended with the screening by the Palace of Culture and Science featuring the memorable and still, after all those years, shocking speech given by Władysław Gomułka.

Marcel Łoziński in Ninateka | Screening of documental movies shot by the director who celebrates his 80th birthday

All films will be available free during the whole week (August 22 – 30, 2020) of the screenings on www.ninateka.pl

 


Supporting event organized by the National Film Archives – the Audiovisual Institute

Performance: “THE CONVERTIBLE GIRL” by Daniel Simon, directed by Marcin Sławiński | The Jewish Theatre in Warsaw

Directed by: Marcin Sławiński, translated by: Janusz Tencer, stage designed by: Wojciech Jankowiak, costumes: Agnieszka Kaczyńska, assistant director: Ernestyna Winnicka

Cast: Piotr Chomik (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Sylwia Najah (Krystyna), Henryk Rajfer (Rabbi Rotszyld), Dawid Szurmiej (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Marek Ślosarski (Ron Goldman), Ernestyna Winnicka (Mrs. Goldman), Maciej Winkler (Rabbi Silverman), Wojciech Wiliński (Rabbi Hahn)

Ron is a middle-aged American Jew and Krystyna is a young, beautiful American. Ron loves Krystyna and Krystyna loves Ron. She wants to get married but he, being twice divorced, is afraid of marriage and therefore creates the illusion that the obstacle to their relationship is the fact that Krystyna is not Jewish. A smart girl, she finds a solution to that problem as well. To Ron’s surprise, she decides to convert to Judaism. This is where this bumpy, full of humor, road to Judaism starts for Krystyna. “The Convertible Girl” is a funny and cute romantic comedy with “happy ending.”

The play The Convertible Girl has been written by an American playwright Daniel Simon about whom, his student, Woody Allen, once said: “Everything I know about comedy I learned from Daniel.”

The play was directed by Marcin Sławiński, whose productions have been enjoyed by Warsaw audiences of: Kwadrat, Komedia and Capitol.

Good time guaranteed!


Arsus Cultural Center, 14 Traktorzystów St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on www.ebilet.pl, www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl

Duration 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermissions


Supporting event organized by the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw in cooperation with in cooperation with Arsus Culture Center in Ursus District Town Hall


THE CONVERTIBLE GIRL by Daniel Simon
is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS ON ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SAMUELFRENCH.COM/WHITEPAPER: 

WWW.SAMUELFRENCH.COM/WHITEPAPER

Performance: “THE CONVERTIBLE GIRL” by Daniel Simon, directed by Marcin Sławiński | The Jewish Theatre in Warsaw

Directed by: Marcin Sławiński, translated by: Janusz Tencer, stage designed by: Wojciech Jankowiak, costumes: Agnieszka Kaczyńska, assistant director: Ernestyna Winnicka

Cast: Piotr Chomik (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Sylwia Najah (Krystyna), Henryk Rajfer (Rabbi Rotszyld), Dawid Szurmiej (Policeman/Runner/Jonah Steinberg), Marek Ślosarski (Ron Goldman), Ernestyna Winnicka (Mrs. Goldman), Maciej Winkler (Rabbi Silverman), Wojciech Wiliński (Rabbi Hahn)

Ron is a middle-aged American Jew and Krystyna is a young, beautiful American. Ron loves Krystyna and Krystyna loves Ron. She wants to get married but he, being twice divorced, is afraid of marriage and therefore creates the illusion that the obstacle to their relationship is the fact that Krystyna is not Jewish. A smart girl, she finds a solution to that problem as well. To Ron’s surprise, she decides to convert to Judaism. This is where this bumpy, full of humor, road to Judaism starts for Krystyna. “The Convertible Girl” is a funny and cute romantic comedy with “happy ending.”

The play The Convertible Girl has been written by an American playwright Daniel Simon about whom, his student, Woody Allen, once said: “Everything I know about comedy I learned from Daniel.”

The play was directed by Marcin Sławiński, whose productions have been enjoyed by Warsaw audiences of: Kwadrat, Komedia and Capitol.

Good time guaranteed!


Arsus Cultural Center, 14 Traktorzystów St.

Ticketed event. Tickets available on www.ebilet.pl, www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl

Duration 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermissions


Supporting event organized by the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw in cooperation with in cooperation with Arsus Culture Center in Ursus District Town Hall


THE CONVERTIBLE GIRL by Daniel Simon
is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS ON ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.SAMUELFRENCH.COM/WHITEPAPER: 

WWW.SAMUELFRENCH.COM/WHITEPAPER

On-line concert: PAWEŁ SZAMBURSKI | “Musical farewell to the holidays in Muranów”

 

On-line premiere at POLIN Museum’s FB page


Supporting event organized by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN

Lullaby for Remembrance

 


GHETTO HEROES MEMORIAL, corner of Anielewicza and Zamenhoffa Street

Note: The hour the meeting starts shall depend on the hour the finale concert ends

Free admission

Screening of: “The High Street store” [Obchod na korze] directed by  Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos

(Czechoslovakia 1965, 125 minutes)

Written by: Ladislav Grosman, Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos (based on the novel by Ladislav Grosman), cinematography: Vladimir Novotny, scenography: Karel Skvor, music: Zdenek Liska

Cast: Ida Kamińska, Jozef Króner, František Zvarík, Hana Slivková

 


Iluzjon Cinema Theatre, 50a Narbutta St., Stolica auditorium

Free entry tickets are required, collectible in the ticket office (before the screening, no booking available)


Supporting event organized by the National Film Archives – the Audiovisual Institute

GRAND FINALE CONCERT: KAYAH & TRANSORIENTAL ORCHESTRA AND THEIR GUESTS | “WITHOUT BORDERS”

Hosted by: Dawid Szurmiej

 

This event will also be broadcast on-line – details soon


The big stage, Praga Koneser Center – 4 Koneser Square

Entry upon confirmation, seats are not numbered. Registration opens from 4 until 21 August: biurofestiwalowe@shalom.org.pl or call. +48 575 292 496, +48 731 617 015, entrance tickets will be available for collection in the Festival, 35 Senatorska St.

Concert: TRIMAGINE, BASTARDA TRIO | “Memory shades”

Line-up: Trimagine – Mariza Nawrocka (vocal), Paweł Czerny (viola), Michał Pepol (cello), Bastarda TrioPaweł Szamburski (clarinet), Tomasz Pokrzywiński (cello), Michał Górczyński (double bass clarinet)

 


Wawer Cultural Center, 1a Żegańska St.

Tickets 30 PLN can be purchased in the ticket office of Wawer Cultural Center or at: www.wck-wawer.pl/kasa-biletowa


Supporting event organized by Wawer Cultural Center

KONTAKT
FUNDACJA SHALOM
00-099 Warszawa
ul. Senatorska 35
 
shalom@shalom.org.pl
sekretariat@shalom.org.pl
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