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Postmemory of Genocide


Postmemory of Genocide: Land, Inheritance, and Artistic Response is a collaboration between Polish Jewish artists in Poland and Indigenous artists based in Canada. This project grew out a desire to parallel these two spaces of genocide – Poland and Canada – and examine how Jews and Indigenous peoples are operating in relationship and response to their respective genocides.


We will explore how our geographical and cultural differences inform our peoples’ practices and responses, and question how we can bring each other value and the inherent artistic possibilities within these conversations.

Day 1

Day 2

Presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Koffler Centre and in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.
This project was co-financed by the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund.
It is also a public project co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland through the competition “Public Diplomacy 2020—A New Dimension.” The performance reflects only the views of its creators and holds no bearing on the official position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
This gathering is part of a multi-phase artistic exchange project & led by Polish-Canadian Jewish writer/producer Michael Rubenfeld and Anishinaabe-Ashkenazi artist Tamara Podemski.