Contributors

Gabriela von Seltmann

Gabriela (Gabi) von Seltmann

Gabriela (Gabi) von Seltmann (Hilchenbach/Warsaw) is one of the parti­ci­pants and propon­ents of Jewish culture in Poland (Foreign Policy/USA, 2020). Von Seltmann’s projects aim to preserve and revive the rich heritage of Jewish culture in Europe. After studying in Krakow and Aix-en-Provence, she has realized numerous artistic projects in Europe, the USA, and Israel. Her portfolio includes animated videos, docu­men­ta­ries, avant-garde music theater, and large-scale visual projects. She has also worked on film produc­tions by Volker Schlön­dorff and with Axel Prahl (special effects).

Popesz Csaba Láng & Elwira Wojtunik

Popesz Csaba Láng & Elwira Wojtunik (Elektro Moon Vision)

The Polish-Hungarian artist couple Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng (Krakow) are present on almost every continent under the label Elektro Moon Vision: Their inter­ac­tive multi­media instal­la­tions, anima­tions, and augmented reality art projects, which they conceive for museums, galleries, theaters, concerts, and exhi­bi­tions, have been and can currently be seen in Berlin, Istanbul, New York, Rome, Tehran, Vienna, and Yokohama, for example. 

Marcin Lenarczyk

Marcin Lenarczyk (DJ Lenar)

Marcin Lenarczyk (Warsaw), aka DJ Lenar, is an inter­na­tio­nally sought-after film composer, sound designer, sound engineer, and avant-garde musician. He became best known for his combi­na­tion of histo­rical record­ings and elec­tronic music. In 2017 he was nominated for the Polish Film Award. 

Sveta Kundish

Sveta Kundish

Born in Chernobyl, Ukraine, and trained in Tel Aviv and Vienna, singer Sveta Kundish (Berlin) is as much at home in concert halls as she is in synago­gues. Since 2018, she has led services in the Braun­schweig Jewish Community as prayer leader and cantor. Sveta Kundish’s reper­toire includes a variety of Jewish musical styles. Her perfor­mances of tradi­tional and contem­porary songs in Yiddish are parti­cu­larly popular.

Monika Krajewska

Monika Krajewska

Photo­gra­pher and papercut artist Monika Krajewska (Warsaw) has devoted herself to Jewish art for over 40 years. Her photo books published in the 1980s and 1990s were pionee­ring works of docu­men­ta­tion of Jewish ceme­te­ries in Poland. With her artworks, she has revived the craft of Eastern European Jewish papercuts, which was largely erased by the Nazi regime. Her works, which are exhibited in synago­gues, museums, and private collec­tions, combine tradi­tional symbols of Judaism with contem­porary interpretations. 

Marek Gajczak

Marek Gajczak

Marek Gajczak (Kraków) is one of the most important cine­ma­to­graphers and directors of contem­porary Polish film. A graduate of the renowned Łódz Film School, he has worked with Małgorzata Szumowska and Anna Jadowska, among others, and has won numerous awards.

Uwe von Seltmann

Uwe von Seltmann

Uwe von Seltmann (Hilchenbach/Warsaw) colla­bo­rates as a freelance author, rese­ar­cher, and project manager with orga­niz­a­tions in Germany, Poland, Israel, the USA, and Ukraine, among others. For more than 30 years, he has been concerned with docu­men­ting Jewish history and culture and the familial, social, and political effects of the Nazi era on the present. Most recently, his work Wir sind da! [We Are Here], the official book for the anni­ver­sary year „1700 years of Jewish life in Germany,“ was published in March 2021. (homun­culus verlag Erlangen).

CA Visual

Siegen Synagogue Projec­tion and Great Warsaw Synagogue projec­tion will be made by CA VISUAL Multi­media for Exhi­bi­tions & Large Events.

Gesellschaft für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit Siegerland e.V.

Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation Siegerland

The virtual recon­struc­tion of the Siegen synagogue takes place on the initia­tive of the Society for Christian-Jewish Coope­ra­tion Sieger­land (CJZ). Founded in 1959, the CJZ began comme­mo­ra­ting the Reichs­po­grom­nacht of 1938 every year since 1964 on the site of the destroyed synagogue. This year’s comme­mo­ra­tion on November 9, 2021, will be held as part of the anni­ver­sary year „1700 years of Jewish life in Germany“. 

„This project shows that art has the power to compel us to Remember, to bring us into Hope, to inspire our Healing, and to call us into a Greater Love.“

Frederick Whittaker, US Holocaust expert