“Remember with us” in Krakow

This year’s event Remember with us will almost entirely be dedicated to the history of the former German Nazi Concentration Camp Plaszow which was initially a labour camp and then was transformed into a concentration camp.

The event will be divided into two parts. On its first day, 15th April 2016 conference Plaszow. Exploration will be held. The speakers will be historians, museum personnel, sociologists and architects. Thanks to such a multilateral approach we will try to present as comprehensive history of the camp and its post-war fate as possible.

The second day, 16th April 2016 reminds the former editions Remember with us. For this day we have planned strolls, a meeting with a witness to history, the Memory Run, culinary workshops, we will open two chart exhibitions, present films and photographs (archival and contemporary ones) as well as accompanying events, in which lectures and video presentations.

The finale of Remember with us will take place at 8.00 pm in the area of the former camp assembly square. We will commemorate all the victims by lighting lanterns together.

We cordially invite you to participate in any and all the highlights of the programme of Remember with us 2016.

15th April 2016 (Friday), 10.00 am–3.00 pm

* Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory

Session Plaszow. Exploration

Moderator: Jacek Salwiński
10.00 am–10.10 am – welcoming the guests: Michał Niezabitowski, Director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków
10.10 am–10.30 am – introduction: Piotr Cywiński (Director of Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau) Post-camp Places of Remembrance in Europe
10.30 am–10.50 am – Ryszard Kotarba (Institute of National Remembrance) Former German Camp Plaszow. Researcher’s Path
11.50 am–12.10 pm – Aleksandra Kobielec (Gross-Rosen in Rogoznica Museum) The Fates of Prisoners who Arrived at KL Gross-Rosen from Plaszow on 16th October 1944
12.10 pm−12.30 pm – Marta Grudzińska (Majdanek State Museum) Prisoners from Majdanek Deported to Plaszow in April 1944
12.30 pm–12.50 pm − discussion
12.50 pm–1.10 pm – coffee break

Moderator: Marta Śmietana
1.10 pm–1.30 pm – Katarzyna Kocik (Historical Museum of the City of Kraków) – Plaszow. Attempts to Commemorate
1.30 pm–1.50 pm – Kenny Fraser, Chris Rankin (University of Edinburgh) Plaszow Non-revitalisation. The Voice of the Landscape
1.50 pm–2.10 pm – Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University, Research Centre for Memory Cultures) A Scandal? A Riddle? Social Life of Plaszow
2.10 pm–2.30 pm – discussion
2.30 pm–2.50 pm – screening a film from the finale of Remember with us 2015
Throughout the conference: simultaneous interpretation (Polish/English)

The tour of the area of former camp Plaszow – only for the conference participants (speakers and audience)
4.30 pm–8.30 pm – stroll Plaszow. Exploration, guide: Ryszard Kotarba

* Pomorska Street

The Memory Run

3.00 pm–8.00 pm
The competition office [National Defence League (LOK) education room] − issuing start-up packages

16th April 2016 (Saturday), at 10.00 am–9.00 pm

* The Eagle Pharmacy

10.00 am–4.30 pm – education room: all-day displays of photos depicting the area of the former German Nazi Concentration Camp Plaszow, at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm – screening a film from the finale of Remember with us 2015 as well as a film starring Tadeusz Franiszyn (TVP Kraków, a branch of public television)
2.00 pm – the opening of a chart exhibition presenting photographic works by Jason Francisco Plaszow: Obverse/Reverse
2.00 pm–4.00 pm – the Jagiellonian University Students on duty (Research Center for Memory Cultures) at the exhibition, a conversation with the visitors
10.00 am, 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm – a tour around permanent exhibition Tadeusz Pankiewicz’s Pharmacy in Krakow’s Ghetto (registration required)

* Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory

11.00 am−12.30 pm – a debate on a monument: Witold Cęckiewicz and Wojciech Szymański
10.00 am–12.00 pm – students from the University of Edinburgh on duty at chart exhibition Emotion Map: Projects for Liban and Plaszow – revitalisation plans regarding the area of former Plaszow Camp and the neighbourhood (Liban Camp, Bonarka Nature Reserve)
2.00 pm–4.00 pm – cookery at the time of occupation – educational workshops, instructor: Anna Maksymowicz, the gate of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
5.30 pm – Romanowicza Street – the departure of a coach carrying visitors to the area of former German Nazi Concentration Camp Plaszow
6.00 pm–8.00 pm – stroll: Plaszow. Exploration (two parallel tours)
guide: Monika Bednarek, start: the Grey House
guide: Marta Śmietana, start: start: the Grey House
10.00 am, 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm – a tour around permanent exhibition Krakow – Occupation Time 1939–1945 (registration required)

* Pomorska Street

8.00 am−11.00 am – competition office [the courtyard of the Silesian House]
1.00 pm–2.30 pm – a meeting with the witness to history, chairperson: Beata Łabno
2.30 pm–5.00 pm – a tour: 3 Places – 3 Stories (Pomorska, Montelupich, Helclów Streets), guide: Grzegorz Jeżowski, start: 2 Pomorska Street
10.00 am, 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm – a tour of permanent exhibition People of Krakow in Times of Terror 1939–1945–1956 (registration required)

The Memory Run

12.00 pm – start (2 Pomorska Street)
12.30 pm – finish (Plac Bohaterów Getta Square)

1.00 pm – awarding prizes to the run participants (Plac Bohaterów Getta Square)

9.00 pm – the finale of Remember with us 2016. Plaszow. My Remembrance
The assembly square of former German Nazi Concentration Camp Plaszow, the participants get lanterns from the volunteers to light and place them at the former assembly square
Host: Michał Niezabitowski, Director of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków

Moreover:
between 15th April and 15th May 2016 we encourage you to visit two outdoor exhibitions Plaszow: Obverse/Reverse by Jason Francisco (Plac Bohaterów Getta Square) as well as Emotion Map: Projects for Liban and Plaszow by students from the University of Edinburgh (4 Lipowa Street)

Accompanying event:
* 14th April 2016 (Thursday), at 6.30 am–8.00 am, the Jagiellonian University, 64 Grodzka Street, room 06 (Jan Błoński Lecture Hall): meeting with Ryszard Kotarba and Jarosław Mikołajewski Remember with us about Zuzanna Ginczanka! (organiser: the Academic Society of Literature and Culture Anthropologists at the Jagiellonian University and Research Center for Memory Cultures). After the lecture – an action to commemorate the sites of Krakow where Zuzanna Ginczanka resided during the war (meeting in front of the house at 26 Mikołajska Street)

* 16th April 2016 (Saturday), at 12.00 pm–2.00 pm, Plac Bohaterów Getta Square
Video installation Plaszow: Obverse/Reverse prepared by the staff of curators from the Research Center for Memory Cultures, the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in the former station building in Plac Bohaterów Getta Square

* Memory Boxes – hung on the walls of the houses whose history had affected the fate of Krakow under occupation. Each of them includes a photograph and a brief description of a place it refers to.

On 16th April 2016 – free admission to the following MHK branches: Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, the Eagle Pharmacy, 2 Pomorska Street – for individual visitors between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm. Registration for guided tours – via info@mhk.pl or the Visitor Service Centre, tel. no. 12 426 50 60

Patronage:
Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of the City of Krakow
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

Partners:
The Jagiellonian University, the Faculty of Polish Studies (Research Center for Memory Cultures)
Podgórze.pl Association
The Institute of National Remembrance
The Jewish Religious Community in Krakow
The Municipal Greenery Management Board