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    T4EU WEEK
    REGION TOURS

     

    The Royal Ironworks Museum in Chorzów,
    the trail of the Jewish community in Sosnowiec,
    the Silesian Park and the Ethnographic Museum in Chorzów

    12 May 2022, KATOWICE

    During Day 4 of the Transform4Europe Week, participants had the opportunity to go on three excursions.

    In Chorzów, they visited the Royal Ironworks Museum, whose collections represent the legacy of the Upper Silesian mining culture. The building itself – also historic – served as a power station for the “Royal” Ironworks in the past.

    In Sosnowiec, the guests traced the steps of the Jewish community of the Zagłębie region. The Jewish community had a huge impact on the city’s development. Many interesting residents had their roots in it – artists, writers, businessmen, and charismatic religious leaders. During the II World War, Sosnowiec became a centre of Jewish life in the region. The participants of the tour saw the places where Władysław Szpilman, rebbe Rabinowicz, and writer Ka-Tzetnik 135633 lived, learned the history of the Judenrat and its leader Moshe Merin, as well as visited places drawn up by Art Spiegelmann in the famous graphical novel “Maus”. It was a difficult but interesting tour.

    The last tour of the day took place in the Silesian Park in Chorzów. In addition to a funicular railway ride, the participants had a chance to visit the Ethnographic Museum housing historical wooden buildings of rural and small-town architecture.

    PHOTO REPORT

    The Royal Ironworks Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Tomasz Puszer

    The Royal Ironworks Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Tomasz Puszer

    The trail of the Jewish community in Sosnowiec

    Photo by Radosław Hojka

    The trail of the Jewish community in Sosnowiec

    Photo by Radosław Hojka

    The trail of the Jewish community in Sosnowiec

    Photo by Radosław Hojka

    Ethnographic Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Urszula Strączek

    Ethnographic Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Urszula Strączek

    Ethnographic Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Urszula Strączek

    Ethnographic Museum in Chorzów

    Photo by Urszula Strączek

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