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Jewish Będzin. City map – memorials

Jewish Będzin. City map – memorials

We have created Będzin’s plan, where you can find information about the Jewish past of the city. There are stories of people, institutions – schools, hospitals, offices, but also enterprises, factories, workshops … 120 stops. This is the first such study of the history of Jews from Będzin. Download JEWISH BĘDZIN. City map – memorials. The […]

A “brick” to Shimshon Jashvitz

A “brick” to Shimshon Jashvitz

On 8.09.2017, during the Sabbath in the Cukierman prayer house, we geave the first “brick” – a statuette for the friends of our foundation. A brick statuette from Bedzin will be handed over to the special people associated with our foundation. It is an expression of appreciation and gratitude for friendship, faith, support and work […]

PROJECT: RETROSPECTIONS. First meeting

PROJECT: RETROSPECTIONS. First meeting

 Photograph by Izabela Tumas PROJECT: RETROSPECTIONS Project: RETROSPECTIONS is a series of meetings with the Jewish history of Bedzin and other cities of Zaglebie region. Historical facts, objects, artifacts, literary notes, testimonies will guide us into the past. The purpose of the project is to recall the memory of the past – forgotten, unknown and […]

Jewish cemetery in Będzin

Jewish cemetery in Będzin

This year in june we were planning to organize a 7 days cleaning and renovation workshop with volontiers on Jewish cemetry on Castle Hill in Będzin (podzamcze street) and Jewish cemetry in Żarki. Workshops were going to be conducted by one of the best experts in Poland on old gravestones preservation – Szymon Modrzejewski (Magurycz […]

Stories behind pictures

Stories behind pictures

Prof. Jacek Leociak once said – people who discover collections of previously unknown photographs become “accoucheuse of memory”. Photography preserve images, gestures, style and mood of people portrayed. Photographic paper is more durable than life. The book entitled “Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs” was released in December 2016 and since then it “lives on its own”. […]

Promoting meeting in Żarki

Promoting meeting in Żarki

Welcome for promotion meeting of book “Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs”. 25th od April 2017, 6 p.m. Cultural Center in Żarki (former synagogue), 5 Ofiar Katynia str.  During the meeting we will talk about the future of collection of Józef Bacior’s photographs. There will be chance to speak with Józef Bacior’s grandson, and citizens of Żarki city. We will sell the […]

Renovation of plaque from former Będzin

Renovation of plaque from former Będzin ghetto

 1947. We are very proud to announce that yesterday – 9th of March 2017, memorial plaque from the building at Podsiały 24 in Bedzin has returned on the wall after restoration. The plaque was mounted on September 1947 at the place of the bunker of the Jewish resistance in Bedzin getto where young people from […]

where you can buy “Jewish Żarki. Lost ph

where you can buy “Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs”

Album of Brama Cukermana Foundation Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs with unique a collection of unpublished photos Jozef Bacior is already on sale. The album includes texts: -Karolina and Piotr Jakoweńko – Preface from publisher (story of collection of photos) -Jacek Leociak – Foreword (about the importance of photography as a document of Holocaust) – Fragments of […]

Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs.

Jewish Żarki. Lost photographs.

Brama Cukermana Foundation is going to publish a collection of unique, previously unpublished photographs by Józef (Joseph) Bacior. The pictures show the pre-war inhabitants of Żarki – a town on the Krakow-Czestochowa Jurassic Highland about 50 kilometers from Katowice. Before World War II approximately 5,000 people lived there, most of them, about 3,000, were Jews. […]

26th Jewish Culture Festival / award

26th Jewish Culture Festival / award

July 2016 Festival Award for Karolina Jakoweńko Award for Karolina Jakoweńko opens a new chapter in festiwal award’s history. Until now it was conferred to those, who supported our festival. From now on, we would also like to award those, who in creative and innovative way continue festival’s work started in 1988. Karolina is a […]