Traces of Memory

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TRACES OF MEMORY: A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland

Photography by Chris Schwarz and Text by Professor Jonathon Webber


FREE Opening Reception Thu, Dec 6: 7:00 pm |  RSVP Required by 11/30: ayoakum@marinjcc.org, 415.444.8080


From the permanent exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, comes this thought-provoking exhibit that pieces together the traces of Jewish life in Polish Galicia that can still be seen today. Free opening reception featuring:

  • Keynote by Jakub Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum: “The Galicia Jewish Museum & Jewish Life in Poland: Past, Revival & Future”

  • Eastern European and Jewish soul food from the Old World Food Truck

  • Live Klezmer and folk music by Jef Labes


“Schwarz’s photos are striking, incisive and heartbreaking...” —Jewish Exponent


“A stunning tribute to the Jewish heritage of Polish Galicia ... A treasure for future generations.”—Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Director, Core Exhibition, Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw


Exhibit through February 2013. marinjcc.org/traces. The Osher Marin JCC Isaacs Gallery, 200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael.


This exhibit was made possible through generous support from the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the Consul General for the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, and the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation


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