In a fitting finale to the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, Liberation Route Europe Foundation is gearing up to host a profound conference entitled “When Memory Meets Dialogue – Role of Remembrance Sites and Contemporary Challenges.” This landmark event, organized in collaboration with Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, is poised to delve into the intricate intersection of historical memory, dialogue, and contemporary challenges.
The LRE Foundation is the organisation behind meaningful international projects such as Liberation Route Europe – a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe following in the footsteps of the Allies during WWII. LRE Foundation aims to build connections between WWII stories and places, and to transmit the memory, meaning, and heritage of WWII, making it relevant and accessible to everyone.
This conference will serve as a testament to the diverse and global character of the European Days of Jewish Culture 2023: Memory festival. At its core, the event aims to promote dialogue, recognition, and the exchange of Jewish heritage through various activities. International experts and cultural representatives will converge on 11th and 12th of December, 2023, in Krakow to engage in insightful discussions on historical memory and the challenges posed by events such as the Holocaust and World War II.
The conference will unfold over two days at the iconic Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory. Among the notable sessions is “Sites of Memory as Spaces of Dialogue,” where experts will explore the tension between history and the modern utility of memorial sites, emphasizing their role in shaping historical sensitivity through education. Another significant panel, “How to Remember?,” will focus on contemporary history and heritage, with insights from regions affected by recent conflicts. Representatives from the Sobibor Museum and Memorial, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, and the LRE Foundation will contribute to this crucial dialogue. The conference will also address “Lessons from the Past Today,” examining the contemporary challenges of dealing with alternative narratives and the rise of post-truth tendencies. The legacy of the Holocaust in the context of present-day memory will be explored, along with strategies to combat misinformation and uphold historical truth.
The AEPJ, as coordinators of theh European Days of Jewish Culture, will be present and delivering the closing speech summarizing the festival. Their insights promise to encapsulate the essence of this year’s event, celebrating its successes and emphasizing the collective commitment to preserving and sharing Jewish heritage.
Apart from thought-provoking panels, participants can look forward to a guided tour of Schindler’s Factory, thematic city tours, and educational activities for students.
Join us in Krakow for this insightful conference, where history, memory, and dialogue will converge in a dynamic exploration of Jewish heritage and contemporary challenges.
Registration for the conference is open, and participants can secure their spots via this registration link: