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Beit Polska and Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland present a new web series

Barry Cohen’s Opening the Drawer: The Hidden Identities of Polish Jews

with photographs by Witold Krassowski

Are there any Polish Jews? This is a frequently asked question by Jews and non-Jews around. The non-question adds the caveat, Poland is empty of Jews or Poland has too many.Barry Cohen listened to the life narratives of 54 individuals spanning three generations of Polish Jews. He will tell us about his experience beginning with the generally reticent of Polish Jews displayed about themselves, even among fellow Polish Jews to reflect a serious presence in Polish society. Professor Antony Polonsky, chief Historian of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jew and emeritus professor of Holocaust studies was participated in the conversation. A number of the original participants in the book wparticipated in our conversation including interviewees who for reasons that they will explain chose to participate.



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