Traces of Memory at Holocaust Memorial Center

Visitors exploring the vivid pictures in Traces of MemoryThrough gracious partnership with Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja, the exhibit Traces of Memory will show at the Holocaust Memorial Center until November 26, 2014.

Traces of Memory pieces together a picture of the relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today, interpreting these traces in a manner which is informative, accessible and thought-provoking, offering a completely new way of looking at the Jewish past that was destroyed in Poland. Take a journey through Polish Galicia and experience the relics of Jewish life and culture that can still be seen today.

(Exhibit photos courtesy of the Holocaust Memorial Center)

Traces of Memory: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland

Through November 26, 2014

Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus Auditorium

Embarking on what would become a twelve year venture, the late Chris Schwarz and Professor Jonathan Webber created a photographic exhibition that offers a completely new way of looking at Poland’s destroyed Jewish past. Piecing together pictures of visible relics of Jewish life and culture in Polish Galicia, the exhibition interprets these traces in a thought-provoking and accessible manner.

Traces of Memory takes visitors on a vivid pictorial tour of Jewish life in Poland by breaking down the Jewish experience. Visitors delve into the past in sections such as Jewish Culture as it Once Was and Sites of Massacre and Destruction before propelling into the present day in sections detailing How the Past is Being Remembered, how People are Making Memory Today, and examining Jewish Life in Ruins.

Exhibit on loan from the Galicja Museum. Presented by The Polish Mission and the Holocaust Memorial Center with Honorary Patronage of the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago and support from Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive, Eastern Michigan University Jewish Studies, and Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies at Wayne State University.