Slovakia: Being strategic about preserving heritage

01.09.2011                      02.Elul, 5771                      Slichot Adot Misrach

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Slovakia: Being strategic about preserving heritage

The aim is to introduce an educational and touristic itinerary to integrate Jewish heritage into local tourism, culture and education.

In 1989, on the eve of the fall of communism, the American poet Jerome Rothenberg published a powerful series of poems called "Khurbn" that dealt with the impact of the Holocaust on Eastern Europe.
In one section, he recorded conversations he had had in Poland with local people who had little recollection of the flourishing pre-war Jewish presence….