Within the framework of the exhibition "Polonia: Poles in France since 1830" (March 2 - August 28, 2011) the Cité nationale de l'histoire de l'immigration (National City of Immigration History) organizes a week-end devoted to Jewish immigration from Poland, on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.

Friday March 4, at 2:00pm
with Claire Zalc (CNRS), Joanna Podolska (Lodz University), Jean-Charles Szurek (CNRS), Audrey Kichelewski (Paris 1 & IFIS-PAN, Warsaw), Jean Laloum (CNRS), Gilles Rozier (Paris Yiddish Center - Medem-Library), Philippe Boukara (Mémorial de la Shoah), Hélène Oppenheim-Gluckman (Psychanalyst).
Round-tables lead by Jean-Yves Potel, political scientist, specialist of Central Europe, correspondent of the Mémorial de la Shoah in Poland.
Among the thousands of Poles, who immigrated to France and settled here during the 20th Century, a great number were Jews. Before the World War II, the Jewish community of Poland, the largest in Europe, was home to a prolific cultural, political and religious lives. Two round-tables,  bringing together researchers  from different domains, will allow to consider different issues around the Polish Jews in France. 

Free admission

Saturday March 5 at 8:00pm
Klezmer concert with Yom (France) and  Cukunft (Poland)
An on-stage encounter between a klezmer group from France and a klezmer group from Poland.
There is an abundance of klezmer groups in France. In Poland, the Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow, is an important rendezvous for all groups. The encounter between the French group Yom (clarinet and piano) and the Polish Cukunft (guitar, clarinet and ...clarinet) promises to be an astounding event.

Special offer to members of the Paris Yiddish Centre: 7 € instead of 10 €
Registration at ute.sperrfechter@histoire-immigration.fr
Membership card must be shown when collecting tickets

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