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The performance "Letters from the Ghetto." A play directed by Karina Mountains

Sat
19:00 h
28 Jan
2017

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The performance is inspired by love letters written during World War II by Aljuche "Lutek" Israel Orenbach, a 19-year-old assimilated Jew from Tomaszów Mazowiecki to Edith Blau, a beautiful 18-year-old Jewish woman from the Free City of Danzig.

Lutek was a young gifted artist- a director, amateur actor, and caricaturist. Beautiful Edith, the love of his life, was studying in Bydgoszcz,. The outbreak of war caused Edith and Lutek to separate, and Lutek relocated to the Tomaszow ghetto, and Edith lived with her aunt in Minden, North Rhine-Westphalia. The only form of contact was their correspondence. Lutek wrote in Polish, and Edith responded in German, but the language barrier was not an obstacle in their regular exchange of letters. Although the budding relationship of these two young people in pre-war Bydgoszcz lasted only two months, love bloomed and gave them strength to survive great pain and longing throughout their wartime separation. The story is told in the medium of theatrical movement - a universal language.

Galicia Jewish Museum, 18 Dajwór St.

Ticket price:
Normal: 20 zl
For Students and Seniors: 15 zl

Sponsors: JCC Krakow, Galicia Jewish Museum. Tickets available at the Galicia Jewish Museum.