EVENTS

Bilderboksutställning LOOK! POLISH PICTUREBOOK! på Polska institutet Stockholm

21 september – 15 oktober 2018
Polska institutet Stockholm
Mosebacke torg 4, Stockholm

Öppettider: mån-fre 10.00-16.00

Fri entré!

LOOK! POLISH PICTUREBOOK!

Om polska bilderböcker och deras skapare.

Polen har en rik tradition av barnboksillustrationer som sträcker sig nästan 200 år tillbaka i tiden. Särskilt under 1900-talet har Polen varit mycket framstående på området.

På 1950-, 60- och 70-talen var polska illustratörer (Bohdan Butenko, Józef Wilkoń, Janusz Stanny, Janusz Grabiański och många fler) ständigt närvarande på den internationella bilderboksscenen och rönte stora framgångar. De skapade t o m ett begrepp: ”den polska illustrationsskolan”.

Sedan början av 2000-talet har utvecklingen av polska barnboksillustrationer, däribland bilderböcker, exploderat. Tecknarna utgår på ett kreativt sätt från den rika traditionen och sätter ribban högt vad gäller fantasi och originalitet.

Ceremony of unveiling a tombstone honoring Consul Konstanty Rokicki

On Tuesday 9 October, a new tombstone honoring Polish Consul Konstanty Rokicki will be unveiled at a cemetery in Lucerne. He helped to save from the Holocaust more than 800 Jews in 1942–43. Polish President Andrzej Duda and several dozen Survivors, their families and the Rescuers’ descendants will take part in the unveiling ceremony. 

The ceremony will start at 2 p.m. President Duda will lay a wreath at the renovated tombstone. Tribute to Consul Rokicki will be then paid by the Survivors, their families and descendants of the Rescuers, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, and the local Polish and Jewish communities.

An unsung hero, former Polish Consul in Bern Konstanty Rokicki died in 1958. During the Holocaust, he forged more than a thousand Paraguayan passports, which helped save more than 800 people. He acted with knowledge and consent of his superior, Polish Ambassador to Switzerland Aleksander Ładoś, and his deputy Stefan Ryniewicz. They provided him with diplomatic protection and persuaded the authorities of the neutral Switzerland not to disrupt the illegal operation. He was also supported by his Jewish colleague Juliusz Kuehl, and by members of two Jewish organizations. Together they formed the Ładoś Group, which is also known as the Bern Group.

      
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