Here is part 2 of my interview with scholar and curator Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. In part 1, BKG talked about growing up, her work, and her career in academia. In today’s conversation we delve deeply into the work that’s occupied her directly for at least the last 10 years: being the chief curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Through this work BKG has had to unpack and face down histories of Jews in Poland and confront what’s happening in Poland today, and we get into all of that. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19th, the work and perspective Barbara offers us is so important. I’m so glad to share this conversation with all of you.
Following today’s episode, Radiant Others will take a short break, but be back soon with more exciting conversations!