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POSTPONED: Reconstructing Memories, Rebuilding the Community of Our Ancestors Shtetl in Poland
Tuesday, April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10
Due to the concerns surrounding the Coronavirus/Covid-19, we have chosen to suspend all spring programming. Please check our Facebook and newsletter for the most up-to-date information on our programs.
A Special Two-Part Tuesdays in the Parlor Lecture Series at the Loring Greenough House
Please join us for two lectures examining place, family, and history presented by Jamaica Plain residents.
Reconstructing Memories, Rebuilding the Community of Our Ancestors Shtetl in Poland
by Anita Greenbaum-Brush
Gąbin, a small town on the central plains of Poland, once had a thriving Jewish community. It was destroyed during WWII, when fewer than 10 percent of the Jewish population survived. No Jews live in Gąbin today. But survivors and descendants have kept memories alive, by preserving stories, images and artifacts. This talk will look at prewar and wartime life in Gąbin, and how descendants have worked to preserve and commemorate what once existed, and to reach out to form new relationships with institutions in Poland and today’s Gąbiners.
$5 for members / $10 general admission