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Rafael F. Scharf
in memoriam

Saturday, September 18th, 6:30 p.m. *

Concert of synagogal music and Yiddish songs performed by the LEIPZIG SYNAGOGAL CHOIR conducted by Maestro Helmut KLOTZ; soloists: Ulrike HELZEL (alto), Helmut KLOTZ (tenor), Egbert JUNGHANS (baritone) and Clemens POSSELT (piano).
Concert supported by the Foundation for Polish–German Cooperation.

Monday, September 20th, 6:00 p.m.
The Jews in Cracow, a 700-Year Presence
– lecture by Professor Michał ROŻEK.

Tuesday, September 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Enchanted Kazimierz
– exhibition opening, photographs by Elżbieta LEMPP.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
Engraved on Film
– showing of documentary films about Rafael F. SCHARF.

Thursday, September 23rd, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Jan Karski
– lecture by Dr. Kaja PLOSS (Washington, D.C.).

Sunday, September 26th, 6:00 p.m.*
Concert of Jewish, Armenian and Russian songs
performed by Irena VORONTSOVA (voice, Moscow) and Igor EGIKOV (piano, Moscow).

Monday, September 27th, 6:00 p.m.
Stanisław Jerzy Lec – Pole, Jew, European
– lecture by Professor Karl DEDECIUS and presentation of the book of the same title (in English and Polish), published by the Judaica Foundation in the Aleksander and Alicja Hertz Annual Memorial Lecture Series. Publication of the book is supported by the Foundation for Polish–German Cooperation.

Tuesday, September 28th, 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 29th, 6:00 p.m.
Meeting with Mirosław CHOJECKI
, Director of the Warsaw International Jewish Film Festival, and showing of prizewinning films from the 2004 festival.

Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: Dieses Jahr in Czernowitz (This Year in Chernovitz)
by Volker Koepp In German with English subtitles), introduced by Professor Tadeusz LUBELSKI.

Tuesday, October 5th, 6:00 p.m.
Jews and the Recovery of Poland’s Independence
– lecture by Professor Szymon RUDNICKI.

Wednesday, October 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: Korczak
by Andrzej Wajda (English subtitles).

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Sunday, October 10th – Friday, October 15th
Details in a separate program.

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Monday, October 18th, 6:00 p.m.
Polish Maccabees
– lecture by Professor Maria JANION.

Tuesday, October 19th, 6:00 p.m.
...As Thyself. The German Churches and the “Jewish Question”
– lecture by Professor Anna WOLFF-POWĘSKA, Western Institute, Poznań, and presentation of the book of the same title (in Polish).

Wednesday, October 20th, 6:00 p.m.
Józef Dietl – Physician, Rector of the Jagiellonian University, Mayor of Cracow
– lecture by Professor Aleksander SKOTNICKI, organized jointly with the Cracow Medical Society.

Thursday, October 21st, 6:00 p.m.
Irony in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Jadwiga Maurer’s Writings
– lecture by Professor Stanisław STABRO, Jagiellonian University.

Saturday, October 23rd, 11:00 a.m.
Book auction
organized by the RARA AVIS Antiquarian Bookstore in Cracow. Information: tel (12) 422 03 90 or

Sunday, October 24th, 6:00 p.m. *
Concert of klezmer music
performed by DI GALITZYANER KLEZMORIM: Mariola ¦PIEWAK (clarinet), Grzegorz ¦PIEWAK (accordion) and Rafał SEWERYNIAK (double bass).

Monday, October 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: In the Likeness of Jacek. Sketch for a Portrait of Jacek Kuroń
by Andrzej Titkow.

Tuesday, October 26th, 3:00 p.m.
The New Jewish Cemetery in Cracow, 1804–2004
– seminar organized jointly with the Commission on the History and Culture of Polish Jews of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Chair of Judaic Studies of the Jagiellonian University.

Wednesday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. *
Destination Unknown
– world premiere of a composition by Bartosz CHAJDECKI performed by the QUADRIGA chamber orchestra directed by Piotr SUŁKOWSKI.
Concert sponsored by Lord and Lady Haskel and the European Association for Jewish Culture in London.

Thursday, October 28th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: Er tanzte das Leben (The Dance of His Life)
by Marian CZURA (Hamburg), and meeting with the film director.
The film tells the extraordinary story of the dancer Sylvian Rubinstein.

Wednesday, November 3rd, 6:00 p.m.
Book presentation: Their Town
(in Polish) by Anis D. PORDES, and meeting with the author, moderated by Irek GRIN.
The book, dedicated to Rafael F. Scharf, is a collection of interviews with Cracovians now living in Israel. Meeting organized jointly with the Prószyński Publishing House.

Thursday, November 4th, 6:00 p.m.
Mr. Pen, an Unfinished Autobiography
– exhibition opening, drawings by Andrzej KRAUZE (London).
Exhibition arranged within the framework of the UK21 Festival, organized jointly with the British Embassy in Warsaw and the British Council.

Friday, November 5th, 7:00 p.m.*
Deco Diva
– monodrama about Tamara Lempicka performed by Kara WILSON (London).
Theater performance arranged within the framework of the UK21 Festival, organized jointly with the British Embassy in Warsaw and the British Council.

Saturday, November 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Guitar music concert
performed by Sante TURSKI (Italy). In the program, works by J. Rodrigo and M. Castelnuovo Tedesco.
Concert organized joinylu tith the Italian Culture Institute in Cracow.

Monday, November 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Remembering Czesław Miłosz
– presentation of the documentary films: Vilnius – Miłosz’s Home Town by Andrzej Miłosz and Conversations at the Beginning of the Century, and meeting wit Katarzyna JANOWSKA and Piotr MUCHARSKI, authors of the last TV Interview with Czesław Miłosz.

Tuesday, November 9th, 6:00 p.m.
Seinerzeit ausgewandert nach Palästina (Emigrated to Palestine Long Ago)
– exhibition opening, prints by Reinhold EGERTH and Christine PIRKER (Austria), organized jointly with the Austrian Consulate General in Cracow.

Monday, November 15th, 6:00 p.m.
Israel – State of Jews or State of Israelis?
– lecture by Konstanty GEBERT.

Tuesday, November 16th, 6:00 p.m.
The Shadow of the Holocaust on the Jagiellonian University
– lecture by Professor Stanisław WALTO¦.

Wednesday, November 17th, 6:00 p.m.
Jacek Kuroń
– meeting devoted to his memory, with Rev. Adam BONIECKI, Halina BORTNOWSKA, Ewa KURYLUK and Andrzej ROSNER, and presentation of the book A Republic for My Grandchildren (in Polish) by Jacek Kuroń.

Thursday, November 18th, 6:00 p.m.
Goldi: About My Parents
– meeting with Ewa KURYLUK (Paris) and showing of the film In the Pupil of the Eye by Andrzej Titkow.

Friday, November 19th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: Divan
by Pearl GLUCK (U.S.A.).

Saturday, November 20th, 6:00 p.m.*
Concert of klezmer music
performed by ZINA & FRIEDMAN (Berlin).

Sunday, November 21st, 6:00 p.m. *
Unveiling of the Rafael F. Scharf memorial plaque, and chamber music concert
performed by the STRAUSS ENSEMBLE OF VIENNA: Alfred PFLEGER (violin), Chrisoula KOMBOTIS (violin), Irene FRANK (cello), Wolfgang HARRER (double bass) and Christian HEITLER (piano).
Concert organized jointly with the Austrian Consulate General in Cracow, Wien Kultur, Wiener-Krakauer Kultur-Gesellschaft and the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Monday, November 22nd, 6:00 p.m.
How Poles and Jews Lived Under One Roof
– lecture by Professor Marcin KULA, and presentation of his book Stubborn Question. Jewish? Polish? Human? (in Polish) published by the UNIVERSITAS Publishing House.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 6:00 p.m.
Father Stanisław Musiał SJ – a Kaddish and a Basket of Crumbs
– meeting with Witold BERE¦ and Krzysztof BURNETKO, journalists of Tygodnik Powszechny weekly, authors of a book of interviews with Father S. Musiał SJ.

Wednesday, November 24th, 6:00 p.m. *
Concert of chamber music
performed by Kaja DANCZOWSKA (violin, Poland), Jeremy FINDLAY (cello, Canada) and Ellen BRASLAVSKY (piano, U.S.A.).
Concert organized jointly with the Canadian Embassy and the Italian Culture Institute in Cracow.

Thursday, November 25th, 6:00 p.m.
Film showing: Loved and Hated. The Drama of the Life and Death of the Polish Film Director Aleksander Ford
, by Stanisław Janicki.– documentary film (in Polishg, introduced by Professor Tadeusz LUBELSKI.

Friday, November 26th, 6:00 p.m. *
Concert of Jewish and Balkan music
performed by Dorota IMIEŁOWSKA (cello), Paweł IWAN (accordeon), and Roman ¦LAZYK (double bass).

Saturday, November 27th, 6:00 p.m. *
Witold Lutosławski – The Source of Fascination
– concert performed by the DAFO Quartet (Cracow): Justyna DUDA (violin), Danuta AUGUSTYN (violin), Kinga ROESLER (viola) and Anna ARMATYS (cello). The concert is part of a seminar, “Witold Lutosławski in memoriam,” organized by the Witold Lutosławski Music Conservatory to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Monday, November 29th, 6:00 p.m.
Against Contempt
– lecture by Professor Henryk MARKIEWICZ.

* tickets or invitation required

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