THE URBAN MEMORY FOUNDATION

Jewish heritage of Wrocław

The Urban Memory Foundation works to bring the memory and heritage of Breslau Jews closer to the minds and hearts of a variety of audiences, especially to the citizens of Wrocław.

 

Breslau. Schweidnitzer Stadtgraben, 1884.

Phot. Eduard van Delden, in the collection of the National Museum in Wrocław.

WHO WE ARE 

It all started with conversations around memory and place, remembering and forgetting, and Polish, Jewish and German narratives. We wanted to transform words and ideas into action. We are a group of researchers, architects, genealogists, educators, and activists from Wrocław and beyond, including descendants of Breslau Jews. 

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WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to advocate for care, revitalization and conscientious maintenance of the physical heritage of the pre-war Jewish community of Breslau through working with memory, shaping the urban landscape, researching history, genealogy, education and civic engagement.

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HOW WE DO IT

We build partnerships with local and external organizations and institutions to foster our mission and initiate projects focused on exploring history, Wrocław’s urban spaces, and genealogy in the context of the Jewish heritage of Wrocław. 

Places of Remembering and Forgetting – a Project for the Former Jewish Cemetery on Gwarna Street

 

WE RECEIVED HONORARY PATRONAGE OF CONSUL GENERAL OF GERMANY IN WROCŁAW

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Genealogy – Find Your Jewish Ancestor in the Pre-war Wrocław/ Breslau

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Research Projects in Our Spotlight – Legacy of the Hadda Brothers in Wrocław – How Jewish Architects Shaped Our City?

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Contact

 

+48 695 730 706 
info@urbanmemoryfoundation.org

 

KRS 0000 861 336
NIP 894 315 90 37

Donate 

 

If you’d like to support what we do and donate to UMF, please contact us at info@urbanmemoryfoundation.org

or use PayPal 

Thank you!