Polish Poems on Holocaust Memorial Day

Event Date: 28 January 2017

Saturday 28 January 2017, 6pm – St. Bride’s Church, Liverpool.

This event presents Polish poems from the Ravensbrück, commemorating the Holocaust Memorial Day.

Merseyside Polonia in partnership with Tczew – Witten Friendly Association will present for the first time in England, poems written by Polish women imprisoned during WWII in the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp. Ravensbrück is less known than Auschwitz, Dachau or Buchenwald. It was a concentration camp for women from 1938 till 1939 and then also for men. Every third woman there was Polish.

In poems, they talk about their faith in God who gave them power to persevere. All the names of the authors of the poems are not known. Some of them have died there, some survived. What is know is that they were strong, tried to fight by doing forbidden things in the camp: teaching kids how to write, how to pray and informing the outside world what was happening in the camp.

The poems will be presented in Polish and English.

Shorter selection will be presented on Sunday 22 January 2017 at 3pm in St. George’s Hall and Thursday 26 January 2017 at 7pm at the Central Library, Hormby Room.

Free entrance.

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