Commemorating Ber Grossman

 

Encounters and exchange between witnesses and students

Ber Grossman, brother of Natan Grossman, was murdered in March 1942 in the German extermination camp Kulmhof/Chelmno.

In commemoration of Ber, who was 19 years old when he died, we travelled to Poland in April 2017, together with Natan Grossman to places of their childhood and to places of terror.  We, that is – Polish students from Izbica Kujawska, Jens-Jürgen Ventzki, son of the head mayor of the then German occupied city of Łódź/Litzmannstadt, and other friends. We travelled to Łódź, Izbica Kujawska, Memorial Site of extermination camp Kulmhof (Chełmno), and Zgierz where both brothers were born and grew up together.

Ber2017 Kopie

 

Upcoming programm will be

29. & 30 November & 1. December  > Izbica Kujawska  and Warsaw

Programm 29.11. – 1.12.:

29.11.2017 – evening

At the school in Izbica Kujawska – meetings between representatives of our partner school, a survivor of the Lodz Getto Natan Grossmann and members of the Line 41 Team

30.11.2017 – all day

Presentation of the documentation work of the students

An ebook that documents encounters in Lodz, the memorial site of Kulmhof/Chelmno and in Izbica Kujawska in October 2016 and April 2017 – the confrontation and analysis with historical facts and questions – and the meetings with witnesses, among them Natan Grossmann and Jens-Jürgen Ventzki.

Ceremonial presentation of a gift of Natan Grossmann to Gimnazjum im. gen. Augustyna Słubickiego
w Izbicy Kujawskiej

Cooking Workshop!

Parallely all day there will be cooking workshops offered also for younger students under supervision of John Crust from Canada – Mazzo Ball Soup and bagels!

1. 12. 2017 – all day

Excursion with students and Natan Grossmann to Warsaw ——> to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POLIN_Museum_of_the_History_of_Polish_Jews

 

Photo documentation (April 2017 events)

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April 2017 – PROGRAM

9. April 2017 – Łódź

Excursions with students from Izbica Kujawska and Łódź with witnesses and
main protagonists of LINIE 41, Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki

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10. April 2017 – Łódź

Excursions with student group and witnesses/main protagonists
Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki
in Łódź (former ghetto area).

1 pm – screening of LINIE 41 (excerpts) at Łódź university 

Instytut Socjologii Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
90-214 Łódź, ul. Rewolucji 1905r. nr 41, room/ sala F12

Q&A with protagonists Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki and Tanja Cummings

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5 pm – screening of LINIE 41 at Łódź university

Instytut Filologii Germańskiej Łódzkiego
ul. Pomorska 171/173, 90-236 Łódź
sala 27 (Dr hab. Monika Kucner)

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11. April 2017 – Izbica Kujawska

10 am – screening of LINIE 41 in Izbica Kujawska for citizens of the town.

VENUE: Miejsko-Gminny, Dom Kultury
Narutowicza, 87-865 Izbica Kujawska

Q&A with protagonists Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki and Tanja Cummings

Students lead the witnesses/main protagonists through their home town Izbica Kujawska which has a rich Jewish history

 

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12. April 2017 – Chełmno nad Nerem

Joint travel to memorial site of extermination camp Kulmhof (Chełmno).

11 am – screening of LINIE 41  at Muzeum byłego niemieckiego Obozu Zagłady Kulmhof w Chełmnie nad Nerem. Oddział Muzeum Martyrologicznego w Żabikowie. Las Rzuchowski.

Q&A with protagonists Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki and Tanja Cummings

Unveiling of commemorative plaque by student group for Natan Grossmann’s older brother Ber,
who in March 1942 (75 years ago) was murdered here.

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13. April 2017 – Łódź

6 pm – screening of LINIE 41 in Łódź at Centrum Dialogu
Q&A with protagonists Natan Grossmann & Jens-Jürgen Ventzki and Tanja Cummings

Information on plans for second half 2017 see further down below.

Contact

linie41@eva-verein.de

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 May – 2011 Natan Grossmann at memorial site of Extermination camp Kulmhof

 

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Area of Ghetto Lodz/Litzmannstadt  address where Natan Grossman’s family lived.

 

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Memorial site of extermination camp Kulmhof (“Waldlager”)

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  Area of Ghetto Lodz/Litzmannstadt –
address where Natan Grossman’s family lived.

 

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OUR PARTNERS for APRIL 2017

Augustyn-Słubicki-Gymnazium in Izbica Kujawska
Memorial Site of the German Extermination Camp Kulmhof/Chełmno

University of Łódź (Poland)
Centrum Dialogu in Łódź (Poland)
German Historical Institute Warszawa (PR)
Forum Dialogu Warszawa (PR)
Fundacji Ari Ari 

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The student group from Izbica Kujawska (Poland) will document the encounters
and the exchange in April and publish the results November 2017 in an ebook.

 

 

 

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