Polanim. From Poland to Israel.

Meeting with book author Karolina Przewrocka-Aderet

November 5, 2019 (Tuesday) 6:00 pm

The event is held in Polish. Free admission.

Karolina Przewrocka-Aderet  – journalist, correspondent of Tygodnik Powszechny from Israel. Co-author of the anthology I won’t leave them. On Jewish guardians during the war and – together with Fr. Adam Boniecki – books In the Holy Land. Nominated for the Newsweek Award Teresa Torańska. She collaborated with Polish and German media (including Przekrój, TVP Kultura, the Polish Press Agency, the Krakow Gazeta Wyborcza, gazeta.pl, Deutsche Welle and Der Freitag).

In Israel they call themselves Polanim, (English: Poles). Although they have lived in their own Jewish country for years, they are still subconsciously connected to their place of origin. They share their attitude towards Poland, depending on the year and circumstances of the departure, they share a sentiment towards culture and language. And the longing for what is best known to them: smells, flavors, landscape, way of thinking or behavior incompatible with the Middle East reality.

Karolina Przewrocka-Aderet, led by journalistic intuition, finds extraordinary Poles and tells their stories. They are tragic, sentimental, and sometimes funny: we read about a group of Jews who left Warsaw to Palestine on bicycles in 1934, about Włocławek, which in the spring of 1948 prepared a ceremony to declare the independence of the country, about the Gomułkowo district of Tel Aviv, inhabited by emigrants from the 1950s, and the Polish architects participating in the construction of the city. About those who returned to Poland, and about those who created a substitute for Poland in Israel.