AROUND US A SEA OF FIRE: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


9th May 2023 at 18.30 CET

To commemorate the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising exactly 80 years ago, we invite to an event with Barbara Engelking and Zuzanna Schnepf who will talk about different kinds of struggle and the heroism of everyday life that usually escaped the historians attention and show a unique discovery – photographic film with images of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising that is now part of the exhibition AROUND US A SEA OF FIRE.

The exhibition depicts horrible moments when the remaining inhabitants of the ghetto, approximately 50 000 „civilian” Jews spent many weeks hiding in shelters and bunkers. Against the despair, loneliness, starvation, thirst and fear, they fought for each and every „day, hour, minute”. Their silent act of resistance was as important as armed combat.

A special performance by Sofia Berg-Böhm of Zog nit kejn mol, az du gejst dem lectn weg of Hirsz Glik (1920-1944 )

Barbara Engelking professor, psychologist, scientist, director of The Polish Center for Holocaust Research, author of the exhibition concept of the POLIN Museum for the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising “Around Us a Sea of Fire. The Fate of Jewish Civilians during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising””; books (among others) The Warsaw Ghetto: a guide to the perished city, B. Engelking and J. Leociak; Yale University Press 2009; Night without end: the fate of Jews in German-occupied Poland /edited by Jan Grabowski and Barbara Engelking, Indiana University Press, 2022.

Zuzanna Schnepf curator of the exhibition “Around Us a Sea of Fire. The Fate of Jewish Civilians during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising”; coordinator of the Holocaust Gallery of the Core Exhibition; vice-consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Milan (Italy); currently works at the POLIN Museum in the Exhibitions Department, fellow at the University of Bologna and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Co-organizers: Vänföreningen för Museet de polska judarnas historia POLIN, Judiska församlingen i Stockholm, Sveriges museum om Förintelsen, Paideia – the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden and Paideia folkhögskola (with support of Kulturrådet) and Föreningen för Överlevande

More about the Exhibition:
Around Us a Sea of Fire exhibition 18.04.2023 -08.01.2024

Books of B. Engelking in English, libris

The Polish Center for Holocaust Research

The Guardian, Lost photos from Warsaw Ghetto…/lost-photos-warsaw…

Registration is obligatory by May 1st.

The event is held in English, Entrance.
Fee: 50 SEK (Swish or exact cash at the door).