WAR AND MEMORY | performative reading of war testimonies from Ukraine - Instytut Pileckiego


23.08.2022 (Tue) 19:00

WAR AND MEMORY | performative reading of war testimonies from Ukraine

We cordially invite you to attend the artistic event War and Memory, which will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at the Academy of Fine Arts, 39 Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie Street in Warsaw.

This is the second such event organized by the Pilecki Institute, during which Polish actors will read out selected testimonies collected at the Lemkin Center. The Center was established in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine with the intention of collecting civilian eyewitness accounts and creating an archive complied by scholars as evidence of crimes committed by Russian soldiers on Ukrainian territory.

The event will be held on the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism, marking the 83rd anniversary of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany, the symbolic beginning of cooperation between the two totalitarian regimes that led to the deaths of millions during the Second World War. 23 August is also National Flag Day in Ukraine, with the blue and yellow colors symbolizing the peace and wealth of Ukraine’s fertile land.

The performative reading of specially selected testimonies and literary works will be accompanied by live music. We hope that this performance will encourage personal and in-depth reflection on the tragic Russian attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty.

Live interpretation into Ukrainian, Belarusian and English will be provided.

Actors: Oliwia Adamowicz, Szczepan Kajfasz, Joanna Kwiatkowska-Zduń, Leszek Zduń
Music: Ksawery Wójciński
Script and direction: Jakub Kiersikowski
Stage design: Marta Baczewska-Ologele

Refreshments will be served after the event.

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