Płaszów: Memory Overwritten
Monday, 10am-11:45am PST
Prerequisite Note: Due to the virtual setting of this class, you must have computer capability, including internet access, in order to participate. A camera is also optimal but not required.
Over the last 200 years, the site of KL Płaszów, in the south of Krakow, has contained Austro-Hungarian military fortifications, two Jewish cemeteries, and a Nazi labor camp and concentration camp; today, it primarily functions as a public park.
The future of the site and the way its past is presented remain an open question. On a virtual tour with FestivALT co-director Adam Schorin, we’ll explore the history of this site, discover what remnants of its past lives are still present, and engage in a complicated debate about how the site should be treated today.
ALL SALES FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.
Adam Schorin is a writer from New York who moved to Poland to work on a novel about a family descended from Polish Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a co-director of FestivALT and a guide and educator with the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation.