Days of Mutual Respect 2016 [6-14.11]

The Bente Kahan Foundation presents  Days of Mutual Respect 2016

The Center for Jewish Culture and Education in the White Stork Synagogue, Wrocław, Włodkowica 5, Wrocław Poland

SUNDAY, 6 November
5:00 pm (Nowe Horyzonty Cinema, ul. Kazimierza Wielkiego 19-21) “We are Jews from Breslau” dir.  Karin Kaper and Dirk Szuszies. The world premiere of a documentary about a group of Jewish teenagers who grew up in Breslau in the 1930’s. Their generation was forced to scatter to the ends of the earth to survive. A discussion with the directors will be held after the film.
Tickets available in the Nowe Horyzonty Cinema after 25.10.

MONDAY, 7 November

6:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue) “Bente and Olek” (31 min), dir. Andrzej Titkow – documenting the life of Bente Kahan and Aleksander Gleichgewicht.  She was born into o Jewish family in Oslo; he emigrated to Norway after martial law was imposed in Poland. They met there and then decided to return to Poland in 2000. They both are active in the Jewish revival in Wrocław. A discussion with the director, Bente and Olek will be held after the film.

7:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue) „Fritz Bauer – Death by Installments” (97 min.) dir. Ilona Ziok – the history of a German Jew who survived the war in Denmark and Sweden. Upon his return to Germany in 1949, Bauer worked as a prosecutor and a judge and was instrumental in rehabilitating the participants of the assassination attempt on Hitler and in sentencing war criminals. He was also involved in the capture of Adolf Eichmann in cooperation with Israeli secret services. Prof. Krzysztof Ruchniewicz (director, Willy Brandt Center, UWr) will moderate a discussion with the film director after the screening.

Tickets for both films: 10 zł. (passes for all 5 films in the Synagogue – 20zł). Reservations: bilety@fbk.org.pl, tel. 71 782 81 23 / Tickets also available in the Synagogue an hour before each film.

TUESDAY, 8 November
6:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue) „Planty 7/9” (90 min), dir. Michał Jaskulski, Lawrence Loewinger. Planty Street in Kielce was the site of a pogrom on 4 July 1946 directed against Jewish Holocaust survivors. The film reconstructs the events of that day and provides historical commentary.  Most importantly, it is an attempt to restore it in the memory of the town’s residents.   The narrator is Bogdan Białek, who continues to work to commemorate the victims and to promote Polish-Jewish understanding.

Tickets 10 zł. (passes for all 5 films in the Synagogue – 20zł). Reservations: bilety@fbk.org.pl, tel. 71 782 81 23 / Tickets also available in the Synagogue an hour before the film.

WEDNESDAY, 9 NOVEMBER

5:00 PM (White Stork Synagogue) „The Scratch” – Wrocław ZAR Theatre. Free admission.

5:40 pm (White Stork Synagogue) Opening of an exhibit by Joanna Helander that reveals moments of the artist’s family history connected with Wrocław and Wallstrasse 33 before World War II.

6:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue courtyard) THE MARCH FOR MUTUAL RESPECT will proceed to the memorial of the New Synagogue on Łąkowa St. that was burned down on Kristallnacht, 9 November, 1938.

7:00 pm (Banking Academy parking lot, Łąkowa 8) Presentation of a temporary exhibit by the American artist Kitty Hubbard. The life story of Selmar Cerini, a opera singer and cantor, will be reflected on the remains of a wall that once surrounded the New Synagogue.

7:30 pm (White Stork Synagogue) „Watching the Moon” (90 min) dir. Joanna Helander, Bo Persson.  In search of the links between terrorism today and Nazism and fascism, the directors spoke with victims of terrorist attacks from Algeria, Israel, Columbia, Spain, the U.S., Northern Ireland as well as experts on the issue. There will be a discussion with the directors after the film.

Tickets 10 zł. (passes for all 5 films in the Synagogue – 20zł). Reservations: bilety@fbk.org.pl, tel. 71 782 81 23 / Tickets also available in the Synagogue an hour before the film.

Accompanying events

SUNDAY, 13 November
11:00 (White Stork Synagogue)
Visit the mykvah with Danielle Chaimovitz from the Jewish community. What is a mykvah? Who uses it? Danielle will explain why and how and answer all your questions. Tickets 8 zł.
Reservations: bilety@fbk.org.pl

6:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue)
Bente Kahan sings the poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz in „only a human being” (English translation Joanna Trzeciak) Bass: Adam Skrzypek. Music: Bente Kahan. Proceeds from the concert will go to support the activities of the Bente Kahan Foundation in the White Stork Synagogue.
Tickets 30/50 zł. Reservations: bilety@fbk.org.pl / tel. 71 782 81 23 / Tickets available at EMPiK, on www.ticketpro.pl and in the synagogue an hour before the concert.

7:30 (White Stork Synagogue)
„Le beau danger” (110 min), dir. René Frölke. Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed and Nobel prize-nominated Romanian author Norman Manea explores the interplay between public persona, the act of creation, lived experience and representation. Born in Rumania, Manea was transported to a concentration camp in Transnistria, then under Romanian control. He returned to Romania in 1945 and later fled the country in 1986. Many of his writings focused on criticism of the communist system.
Co-organized with the Romanian Culture Institute.
Free admission. Ticket reservations
bilety@fbk.org.pl / tel. 71 782 81 23

MONDAY, 14 November
6:00 pm (White Stork Synagogue)
„Tonight: Lola Blau” a performance by the Bucharest Jewish Theatre, with text by Georg Kreisler, the Austrian cabaret maestro, and with  Maia Morgenstern in the lead role. Words and cabaret songs are woven together in this nostalgic but darkly humorous look back at the tragic choices many of the Jewish theatre artists of the twentieth century were forced to make. Alexandru Dabija directs this monodrama in Yiddish with Polish subtitles.

Co-organized with the Romanian Culture Institute. Free admission. Ticket reservations bilety@fbk.org.pl / tel. 71 782 81 23

For more information go to www.fbk.org.pl or email bilety@fbk.org.pl or call 71 782 81 23

“Days of Mutual Respect 2016” is co-financed by funds from the City of Wrocław (www.wroclaw.pl)