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The Great Synogogue Restores Memory

By Jewish Historical Institute

A ceremonial virtual reconstruction of the Great Synagogue.

The Open Republic Association will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising with a public multimedia event created by artist Gabi von Seltmann.

This ceremony is a virtual reconstruction of the Great Synagogue, demolished by the Germans after the Ghetto Uprising, using historical images, sounds and emotions. Archival recordings of the cantor of the Great Synagogue, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the Warsaw ghetto, and fragments of the poem Bashert, read by its author, Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Michał, a soldier of the Jewish Combat Organisation, will be played during the ceremony.

19 April 2018, at 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Plac Bankowy Warsaw. The performance will be repeated until 10:30 p. m., in 10 – minute sequences.

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