The Jewish Cultural Heritage of Wielkopolska from the perspective of contemporary photography
Piotr Piliukphotographer, publicist and documentary film maker
April 16, 2009
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Piotr Piluk gave a multimedia presentation of photographs of the Jewish memorials of Greater Poland (Central Poland) taken by the author between 1989 and 2008; it showed the cultural heritage of Jews from such towns as Kalisz and Konin as well as German Jews in such cities as Poznań, Ostrów, Buk and Leszno. By means of photographs the author searches for traces left by the Jewish communities on the Polish-German border.
The meeting and multimedia presentation was combined with a presentation of the monthly "Słowo Żydowskie" published in Warsaw. Participants received free promotional editions of the January issue dedicated to the Jewish cultural heritage of Poznan and Great Poland.