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 after the war, but some of them decided to stay. Many Jewish kids were adopted by Polish families and often until their adult life they didn’t even know they were Jewish. For the last 20-30 years, young Polish people have been discovering their Jewish roots which were often hidden by their parents and grandparents – Holocaust survivors. One of them is Łukasz Godlewski.
During the online event, he will share his family’s story with participants and take them on a virtual tour of the Warsaw Ghetto remains, showing how Jewish life in Warsaw has been revived.
Łukasz Godlewski was born in Warsaw in 1982 and his family has been living there since the 19th century. He studied Psychology of Intercultural Relations at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and was a volunteer for The Jewish Community of Warsaw and The Polish Humanitarian Action. Since 2013 he’s been working as a city guide of Warsaw after completing his course at PTTK, the oldest Polish guiding organization. In 2018 he became a licensed guide of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. He feels fortunate to share his passion for history, art and architecture with people from all over the world.
The event takes place on 22 August 2021 at 7:30 PM CEST.