They Enable Us To See: Non-Jewish Rescue of Jewish Memory in Poland WITH LEORA TEC


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Start Date: 09/10/2019, 1 meeting
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Lexington Depot
Instructor: Leora Tec
Status: Running/Openings


Lexingtonian Leora Tec has recently returned from seven months in Poland which she spent interviewing non-Jewish Poles who devote themselves to preserving Jewish memory. Leora will introduce us to some of these amazing people and will share clips from video interviews she conducted with them in Poland.

Leora Tec is the founder and director of Bridge To Poland, which creates immersive travel experiences that focus on Jewish life in Poland and how it is being commemorated today. Leora is the daughter of Holocaust survivor and scholar Nechama Tec, whose work focuses on rescue and resistance. Leora sees her work as the second generation of her mother’s work. Nechama Tec writes about those who saved lives. Leora works with those who are saving memory. Leora is the American Ambassador to Brama Grodzka-Teatr-NN and serves on the Board of the American Association for Polish Jewish Studies. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a J.D./ LL.M from Duke University School of Law.