Course Description

In this experiential workshop, participants will explore their family histories and share their stories as they learn about the rescue of Jewish memory being done by non-Jews today in Poland. Because 90 percent of Polish Jews were murdered during World War II, the remembrance of the prewar Jewish population has been left to non-Jews. In an intimate environment, we will immerse ourselves in our own stories and memories and apply lessons from these Polish Rescuers of Memory. These lessons include: appreciating fragments, holding history for the other, and accepting that everyone has a story. Participants will write, share, and discuss. We will read one article and watch a video. We will be visited by a Polish Rescuer of Memory. Participants need not have any connection to Jewish Poland, merely an openness to learn. Participants who are curious about family history and remembrance, and willing to share their own stories and hold the stories of other participants, will enjoy this workshop. | Active participation.
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Section Title
Everyone Has a Story: Exploring Memory, Family History, and Jewish Poland
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 3:30PM
Oct 27, 2021 to Nov 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Please note: In this workshop we create an intimate atmosphere where we get to know each other. Students are asked to be well-lit and to join from a computer (not a phone) in a place where they will not be distracted.