Yiddish Classes
Lecture of Prof. Marcin Wodzinski
At the Jewish Сemetery in Brody
Exploring Places Connected to Jewish History of Lviv
The Synagogue in Zhovkva
Lecture on Jewish Literature by Dr. Joanna Lisek
Dr Aleksandr Lvov about the Daily Life in the Shtetl
Teibele and her Demon-- The "Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre"
School’s End—Receiving Certificates

Jewish Culture and History of East Central Europe

Location: Center for Urban History, Lviv, Ukraine
Date: July 5-30, 2010

Historically, Lviv has been a city where various cultures intersected and co-existed, thus creating a rich and beautiful heritage. Presently, Lviv has to overcome a challenge to understand the need to cherish its multicultural past, to recognize and preserve the historical heritage of the city’s diverse communities.

Eighteen young people were selected to participate in the summer school. They were undergraduates, post-graduates, and junior researchers in humanities from Lviv and other cities in Ukraine. They were not required to be engaged in Jewish studies but they had to be open for new information and contacts and willing to expand their knowledge.

During the four weeks, Jewish studies experts lectured on Jewish history, literature, and culture, and also delivered a basic Yiddish course.

Summer school participants attended the following courses:

Guest lecturers Oksana Boyko, Leonid Finberg, Zhanna Kovba, Anatoliy Podolskyi, Andriy Portnov, Mykola Homaniuk, Barbara Gierszewska, Piotr Piluk, Piotr Drag, Katarzyna Laczowicz, Vladimir Levin, and Khrystyna Boyko talked about various aspects of Jewish-Ukrainian relations, Jewish cultural heritage and memorial sites, as well as the Holocaust.

Summer School program

In addition, there were excursions, discussions, film shows and exhibitions thematically related with the scope of subjects of the summer school.

The courses languages of tuition were Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

For more details about the summer school, please, contact Iryna Matsevko, the academic coordinator at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, at i.matsevko@lvivcenter.org or by telephone at + 38 032 275 17 3