Manchester Jewish Museum

European Days
of Jewish Culture and Heritage

European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage (EDJCH) is an annual project, initiated by the B’nai B’rith Lodge in Strasbourg and organised in collaboration with the European Council of Jewish Communities and the Spanish Jewry Network. It has celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019 and is now considered one of the major cultural routes in Europe. This year, Manchester Jewish Museum has decided to join this project and organise two events in September to celebrate Jewish artists and historic figures.
Here is what we’ve prepared:

FRIENDS OF YIDDISH

Join us for an evening of poetry, film and conversation, organised in partnership with Manchester Poetry Library and Manchester Metropolitan University Writing School. During this event we will be exploring one of Britain’s foremost but now largely forgotten Yiddish poets Avram Nachum Stencl (1897 – 1983).

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TRUUS’ CHILDREN

Join us for a film screening, where we will be showing ‘Truus’ Children’. The film tells the extraordinary story of the largely unknown Dutch resistance heroine Truus Wijsmuller (1896-1978), who managed to rescue more than 10.000 people from the hands of the Nazis in the years immediately before and during the Second World War thanks to her unprecedented perseverance, tact, and courage. Most of them were between 2 and 18 years old.

PROGRAMME

Friends of Yiddish

Join us for an evening of poetry, film and conversation, exploring one of Britain's foremost but now largely forgotten Yiddish poets Avram Nachum Stencl (1897 - 1983). You don't have to speak or understand Yiddish to participate (although you might pick up some during the event!).

Truus’ Children

Join us for a film screening of 'Truus' Children', the extraordinary story of the largely unknown Dutch resistance heroine Truus Wijsmuller (1896-1978), who managed to rescue more than 10.000 people from the hands of the Nazis in the years immediately before and during the Second World War.