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The Unexpected Generation: Polish Jews Discovering Their Roots, A Personal Story

May 07, 2017

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Jewish Museum of Maryland
15 Lloyd Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Phone:
410-732-6400

Overview

Imagine discovering—as a teenager or young adult—that your parents or grandparents hid their identity for their (and your) safety. How would you feel? What would you do? Ever since the fall of Communism in Poland in 1989, when Jewish matters stopped being a taboo subject, more and more people have discovered their Jewish roots. Scholars have named this phenomenon “The Unexpected Generation” or “The Third Generation of Polish Jews” since the Holocaust. This new generation, born mostly in the 1970s and 1980s, learned about their Jewishness as teenagers or young adults and began their journey to embrace their newly-found identity. Dr. Agi Legutko is one of them. Join us as we hear from Dr. Legutko about this fascinating phenomenon and her personal story of discovery. This program is presented in partnership with Beth Tfiloh Sisterhood.

Event Details

Event Category General Information

  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Multicultural
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission cost
  • Family-friendly

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Event Category
  • History
  • Kid-friendly
  • Multicultural
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General Information
  • Admission: Included in regular museum admission cost
  • Family-friendly
  • See less