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Fighting Against Memory
August 4, 2015

On August 4, 2015 was lecturing on the topic "Fighting Against Memory: Photos of Jews of Eastern Europe, 1997-2015". The event took place at ‘Ratusha’ restaurant (1, Rynok Square). The entry is free.

The lecture was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".

What is the place of Jewish community in Ukrainian society? Which myths did it manage to overcome? What are the myths that still establish framework for Ukrainian-Jewish relations? How can we try to understand Jewish history through modern representatives of the nation? The photographs of an American photographer and researcher of East European Jews Jason Francisco offered answers to these and other questions.

Jason Francisco is a photographer, critic, curator, professor of Emori University (Atlanta) and Stanford university (Palo Alto) in the USA.

Organizers:

Center for Urban History of East and Central Europe;
German Society for International Cooperation GIZ;
Office for Preservation of Historical Environment of Lviv City Council;
Office for Culture of Lviv City Council.

The program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility" was implemented under the patronage of the Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel in Lviv