Oral history as a dialogue with the Polish-Jewish past of a local community from the perspective of social pedagogy

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The article is a part of the author’s broader project researching multicultural education in Poland. It presents oral history as a form of social activity which can help partly reconstruct the memory of the Polish-Jewish past and reinforce the re-building of the formerly multicultural identity of local communities. Oral history is analysed here within the theoretical and methodological framework of social pedagogy. The paper also presents the efforts aiming at introducing oral history into the educational activities of the Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre in Lublin, a local cultural institution which focuses on the history and heritage of the city’s local community by restoring and re-reading its Polish-Jewish past.


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