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History to hear. Wrocław anew 1945 and then

How was life like in Wrocław right after World War II? Who took care of the children, and what were the living conditions? What was “szaberplace” and what was served in the first milk bar? How did culture recover in a devastated city with completely replaced population?

It is a new project accomplished by students of the University of Wrocław (field of study: Public History) under the supervision of Wojciech Kucharski, PhD, and the Remembrance and Future Centre.

You can hear the announcement here:

Each subsequent episode is not only available on Radio Luz but you can also hear it Monday mornings on the homepage of the University of Wrocław. Stay tuned from 9 a.m.!

In 1945, the German city of Breslau becomes Polish Wrocław. Everything what the settlers see is the immensity of ruins, and everything they feel is fear and uncertainty. It is because the end of the war does not mean that the city is safe. However, new residents bring life and colors to Wrocław, they are the energy the city needs to reborn.

A new project of students of Public History and the Remembrance and Future Centre tells about the complicated but strikingly interesting fate of post-war Wrocław. History to hear. Wrocław anew 1945 and then is a series of podcasts which from March will be available on the Academic Radio Luz. The recordings are also accessible on the website of Remembrance and Future Centre and other podcast streaming platforms.

Out of many issues related to the history of the city, the authors chose fifteen themes, on which they focus on in radio podcasts. They broaden them by, for example, adding valuable archival recordings. Each episode takes a form of a conversation about history and culture with an expert in the particular field. Among the invited guests we can hear: Joanna Nowosielska-Sobel, PhD and the University of Wrocław professor; Prof. Grzegorz Strauchold; Wojciech Kucharski, PhD; Prof. Leszek Ziątkowski; Prof. Jakub Tyszkiewicz; Piotr Oszczanowski, PhD and the University of Wrocław professor; Tomasz Głowiński, PhD; Jerzy Kirszak, PhD; Dr. Agata Gabiś, Dr. Joanna Hytrek-Hryciuk, Dr. Wiktoria Malicka and Jarosław Perduta.

The first episode of History to hear. Wrocław anew 1945 and then will be broadcasted on the first Sunday of March on the air of the Academic Radio Luz.

List of episodes:

  1. Marek Pyzowski, Dr. Joanna Hytrek-Hryciak, Three Wrocław Monuments
  2. Piotr Muszyński, Prof. Tomasz Głowiński, The wartime and post-war fate of Poles in Breslau
  3. Maciej Niemyjski, Dr. Wiktoria Malicka, Are you from Wrocław, sir? Because I’m from Lviv too” The myth of Lwowiak in Wrocław
  4. Michał Steńko, Prof. Grzegorz Strauchold, Zgorzelec and the new border
  5. Karolina Frydel, Prof. Joanna Nowosielska-Sobel, Wrocław szaberplace
  6. Katarzyna Targosz, Dr. Joanna Hytrek-Hryciuk, Childhood in post-war Wrocław
  7. Paulina Wołoszyn, Jarosław Perduta, 10th muse in post-war Wrocław
  8. Aleksandra Kamecka, Prof. Grzegorz Strauchold, We were, we areThe recovered lands’ exhibition
  9. Klaudiusz Bogumił, Dr. Agata Gabiś, How people lived in post-war Wrocław
  10. Alicja Kotapska, Prof. Jakub Tyszkiewicz, “Brick recovery” in post-war Wrocław
  11. Jacek Kornaszewski, PhD Jerzy Kirszak, Emil Czech – Trumpeter from Monte Cassino
  12. Diana Niedźwiedź, PhD Barbara Techmańska, Post-war education of national minorities in Lower Silesia
  13. Marek Drytkiewicz, Prof. Leszek Ziątkowski, Yiddish in Polish, the fate of Wrocław Jews
  14. Julia Paduch, PhD Wojciech Kucharski, Church in post-war Wrocław.
  15. Maria Frańczak, PhD Piotr Oszczanowski, “There was a lot to protect”. History of the National Museum

Published by: Aleksandra Draus

2 Mar 2021

last modification: 2 Mar 2021