Lublin to host Jewish Culture Festival

A Jewish Culture Festival will take place for the first time in the city of Lublin, in eastern Poland.

The Lubliner Festiwal will present Jewish tradition through music, performances, meetings and educational activities.

“We want to show the history of our city and its multiculturalism also by recalling the culture and life of that third of our Lublin inhabitants who are no longer there,” said Lublin Mayor Krzysztof Żuk.

The festival agenda includes concerts which will present various musical themes and trends, theatre performances and musicals related to Jewish culture.

During the festival, organisers also plan a guided tour that will trace the influence of Jewish culture on the history of Lublin, as well as a guided visit to the old Jewish cemetery in Lublin, one of the oldest in Poland.

Apart from that, the guests will be able to take part in a meeting with Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich.

Before World War II, the Jewish community in Lublin numbered approximately 43,000 people and accounted for a third of the city’s population. The Jewish district stretched around the Lublin castle.

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