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World of Polish Music
July 21/22, 2018 Channel 4
Shalom on Szeroka 2018
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One of the greatest musical events in the Jewish world - the concert "Shalom oa Szeroka", as every year, took place in Krakow. The event is crowned by the 28th Jewish Culture Festival and lasts about seven hours.
Every year thousands of people from all over the world participate in the event on Szeroka street in Krakow's Kazimierz (former Jewish quarter of Krakow).
"As every year, I repeat that we are here not only for music, but to commemorate and pay tribute to all those Jews who lived in Krakow for 750 years" - said the founder and director of the Jewish Cultural Association Janusz Makuch. Along with him, the concert was announced by Alicja Popiel from TVP Kraków.
After the Jews who were murdered between 1939 and 1945, said Makuch, there were beautiful tenement houses in Cracow, seven beautiful synagogues, two beautiful cemeteries, and the Remuh (Remu) cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Europe. Jews living in Krakow before the war, in Central and Eastern Europe, created a "valuable" Ashkenazic civilization - they used Yiddish on a daily basis. Before the war, 64,000 lived in Krakow. Jews who made up a quarter of the city's population