Wrocław - Breslau 2018. Disappeared Worlds - Rediscovered Places: Jewish Lives in Wroclaw yesterday and today in the mirror of their monuments
A Polish-German week of meetings in the EYCH 2018
3rd - 9th December 2018
Two monuments of Jewish culture can be handed over to the public in Wrocław - Wroclaw in 2018: the Mikwe of the White Stork Synagogue and the Oppenheim House on Plac Solny in the heart of the city. This peculiarity of two architectural beauties, both of which will occupy a permanent place in the lives of the citizens of this city and their visitors in the future, has prompted the German-Polish Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Heritage Protection (DPS), which is involved in the restoration, to present them as part of the ECHY European Heritage Year SHARING HERITAGE 2018 not only in Poland, but also in Germany as well as in the European cultural field.
The Mikwe of the Jewish community, modernized around 1900, and the Oppenheim House, baroquely modernized from an early-modern building at the end of the 18th century by the Jewish banker Oppenheim, harbor in themselves a shared and common cultural heritage of a Jewish, a German-Prussian as a Polish history. In their civilization as well as cultural design, they belong in a Central European tradition, which embeds them in the cultural history of Europe.
Together with the Bente Kahan Foundation, the OP ENHEIM Foundation and the Muzeum Mieskiej, this event will be dedicated to a whole week from 3rd to 9th December. In lectures, in readings, in book Reviews, in restorative discourses and with musical contributions, the peculiarities of Mikwe and Oppenheim-Haus become visible in their cultural history and the tasks of preserving the monuments to save them become clear. Encounters of Jewish life in the city open up the past and living presence of Jewish heritage over almost 900 years of Breslau history for both young peoples and adults.
All events are free and open to the public.