Polin: First Visit to My Ancestral Land


An illustrated talk and reading by Isa Milman, onSunday, January 11, 2015 at 2 pm, at the Sanctuary of Congregation Emanu-El.

Isa Milman stepped foot in Poland for the first time in April 2014—a country with a thousand year Jewish history that ended in blood, smoke and ash at the midpoint of the twentieth century. Or so she thought.

She went to Poland in search of lost poems and family history, and came back with discovery.

Through photographs and excerpts from her memoir-in-progress, she will present her impressions of how Poland remembers its Jewish past, and welcomes the emergence of a new Jewish presence.

Isa Milman is a writer and visual artist who has called Victoria home since 1996. Each of her three books has won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry.