“Without memory, there is no culture.
Without memory, there would be no civilization,

no society, no future.”
Elie Wiesel


A ceremonial virtual reconstruction of the Great Synagogue

19 April 2018, at 9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Plac Bankowy Warsaw.

The Open Republic Association commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising with a public multimedia event created by artist Gabi von Seltmann.

This ceremony is a virtual reconstruction of the Great Synagogue, demolished by the Germans after the Ghetto Uprising, using historical images, sounds and emotions. Archival recordings of the cantor of the Great Synagogue, Gerszon Sirota, who died in the Warsaw ghetto, and fragments of the poem Bashert, read by its author, Irena Klepfisz, daughter of Michał, a soldier of the Jewish Combat Organisation, is played during the ceremony.


75th anniversary of blowing up the Great Synagogue