#RememberChewra: Intervention

Date: June 25, 2019

Time: 15:30

Location: Meiselsa 18


For the third year running, FestivALT will stage public protest against the mistreatment of one of Kazimierz's architectural jewels, the former Chevra Tehilim prayerhouse, whose walls bear the district's most important still-existing Jewish religious paintings.  In 2017, with the approval of the official Jewish religious community, the owners of the bar currently housed there destroyed

Their Breasts, My Breasts

Start date: June 21, 2019

End date: June 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 - 22:00

Location: Ogniwo



An installation of sculptural works by Stephania Freda Leigh, "Their Breasts, My Breasts" explores the sexual trauma inflicted upon women during the Holocaust.

#RememberChewra: A Panel Discussion

Date: June 25, 2019

Time: 13:00 – 14:30

Location: Galicia Jewish Museum



A panel discussion about the current use of the Chevra Tehilim prayerhouse.

Lucky Jew

Start date: June 23, 2019

End date: June 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 - 12:00

Location: Hala Targowa



Lucky Jew takes a common object of Polish folk culture and turns it on its head. This performance, at once sincere and satirical, is our most well-known and most controversial piece.

23.06, 7:00–12:00, Hala Targowa
26.06, 10:30–13:00, Plac Nowy
30.06, 7:00–12:00, Hala Targowa

Info Budka

Start date: June 20, 2019

End date: June 30, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 18:00, Daily

Location: Plac Nowy



A vibrant intermediary between FestivALT and greater Kraków, Info Budka is a hub based in Plac Nowy, providing passersby and participants with information about FestivALT and its events.

Paulina: Exploratory Walk

Date: June 24, 2019

Time: 15:30 - 18:00

Location: Cricoteka - Nadwiślańska 2-4, 30-527 Kraków (outside front doors)



Ten pages of a Holocaust witness testimony taken in Kraków in 1945 were all that appeared to exist of Paulina Hirsch. This exploratory walk investigates sites connected to her story.

Medicinal Plants of Płaszów: Workshop

Date: June 29, 2019

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: MOPS - Dąbrówki 7



Ethnobotanist Karol Szurdak is hosting a workshop on infusions, teas, and lotions that we’ll make from plants and herbs gathered from the site of KL Płaszów.

Medicinal Tours of KL Płaszów

Start date: June 24, 2019

End date: June 28, 2019

Time: 12:00 - 2:00

Location: Jerozolimska 3 33-332 Kraków



Two of FestivALT’s co-directors, Adam Schorin and Jason Francisco, lead tours of the site of the Nazi concentration camp Płaszów.

Paulina: A Multi-Media Performance

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Co-organized by Galicia Jewish Museum Two women, one from the US and one from Poland, were brought together to make sense of one woman’s Holocaust survival story, of the difficult past the story is a part of, its implications in the present, and of each other. Confronting challenges of identity, memory, translation, and place, Michelle