On 16th August, 2013 it will be 70 years since the outbreak of the uprising in the Bialystok Ghetto. The Jewish Historical Institute joins the events organized by Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic.
11:00 Professor Paweł Śpiewak, director of the Jewish Historical Institute will lay flowers at the Monument of the Great Synagogue on Suraski Street.
11:30 Lighting candles at the entrance gate to the Bialystok Ghetto (Malmeda street corner and Białówny)
12:00 Start of main ceremony at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes Square Mordechai Tenenbaum
17:00 The vergnissage of the exhibition “I bury and plant manuscripts...” Memory of the World. The Underground Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto from the collections of the Jewish Historical Institute.
The Jewish Historical Institute, the depositary of Ringelblum’s Archives, has been trying to share the knowledge about this unique collection of the testimonies of life and the Holocaust of the Jews in the occupied by the Nazis Poland. Another undertaking which aims at popularization of this exceptional collection of documents, listed by UNSECO as “Memory of the World”, was the exhibition
“I bury and plant manuscripts...” Memory of the World. The Underground Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto. Its opening took place on 2nd July 2012.
17:45 Discussion about a book by Professor Paweł Śpiewak „Teologia i filozofia żydowska wobec Holocaustu” (Jewish theology and philosophy towards the Holocaust)
20:30 Concert by the band SHOFAR
Shofar is a musical project formed on the initiative of guitarist and composer Raphael Rogiński. Other band members include: saxophonist and clarinetist Mikołaj Trzaska as well as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Macio Moretti. The music of the band refers to the traditional Hasidic music and free jazz and it is an interpretation of pre-war Jewish religious songs.