13 August 2021
Memories of a Cork
For my Friday evening reflections this evening, I am watching Memories of a Cork Jewish Childhood, produced by Ruti Lachs.
In this film, former Cork residents remember their childhoods in Ireland: their Jewish upbringing, the synagogue, the characters, the sea.
It is interspersed with photographs from the last 100 years of life in Jewish Cork, and these stories paint a picture of a time and community gone by.
From tomorrow (14 August), the video will be available to view on the Cork Heritage Open Day and Heritage Week websites as well: https://www.corkcity.ie/en/cork-heritage-open-day/ and https://www.heritageweek.ie.
Cork Heritage Open Day is organised by Cork City Council and is a celebration of the built heritage of Cork. It is taking place virtually on www.corkheritageopenday.ie
This project was made possible by Cork City Council and the Heritage Plan.
The film is a follow-up to Ruti’s 2020 Cork Jewish Culture Virtual Walk video and webpage which won a National Heritage Day Award.
This can be seen on www.rutilachs.ie.