Beyond the Lens – The Polish Community from South London

Since Poland’s accession to the European Union in May 2004, Poles have become the largest foreign-born population in the UK. But what does the British public know about them, apart from the pre-conception that they are good workers? They are of course much more than that. They are doctors, engineers, artists, scientists and academics. Their…



Restoration: An Art Restorer’s Journey through Communist Poland

In March 1984, as Poland was recovering from martial law, picture restorer Helen de Borchgrave travelled to the beleaguered country carrying provisions and forbidden books. This talk gives a glimpse of what life was like in Gdansk, Warsaw and Krakow. During the following years, Helen returned to Krakow, to restore masterpieces at the Royal Wawel…


Memorial Candles in Our Hands

The Janusz Kurtyka Foundation is organizing a Conference entitled “Memorial Candles in Our Hands: The Advantages Polish Scholarship and Museum Studies on the Commemoration of Holocaust Sites  Have Brought for Polish – Jewish Relations”. The Conference entails a special review of the Polish tributes to Holocaust victims in Polish territories, as regards memorial sites and…


Polish Jews: Warsaw Ghetto remains and Jewish revival

Before the Holocaust, Warsaw was world’s second largest Jewish city. Most survivors left Poland, but some stayed and today life has revived. Before World War II, Warsaw was the second largest Jewish city in the world after New York. They were among three million Polish Jews killed by the German Nazis. Many survivors left Poland…


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