In 1620 in the city of Stettin, the Pomeranian noblewoman, Sydonia von Borck (Borcke), was sentenced under the judgment of witchcraft and executed. Her tragic fate became an inspiration for painters and writers in the centuries to follow. In archives and museums you can find original documents and works of art that give an insight into the life of Sydonia and the realities of the Duchy of Pomerania in the 16th and 17th centuries.

 

2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Sydonia von Borck (Borcke). On this occasion, we want to look at the history of the region from a female perspective. On August 19, on social networks, we start with the story of Sydonia - about the times and place where she lived, the society of that time and the political realities. In addition to regular online publications (in Polish and German), there will be radio podcasts created to give Sydonia a voice, as well as leaflets and brochures.

 

This project is a cooperation between Teatr Brama Goleniów and the Culture Department at the Pommersches Landesmuseum Greifswald (Pomeranian Museum), who believe that history can be accessible, even tangible, to contemporary audiences. The interdisciplinary approach is also emphasized by close cooperation with tourist organizations, city guides, libraries and archives on both sides of the border. Together and with financial support from the Small Project Fund of the Euroregion Pomerania, they are implementing a bilingual and cross-border anniversary campaign. Come with us on a journey to the times of the most famous Pomeranian noblewoman!

 

The project consists of a blog, podcast series and publications.

More information at: www.S1620.eu

 

,,The project is co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the state budget
(Small Project Fund under the Interreg V A Cooperation Program Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania / Brandenburg / Poland in the Pomerania Euroregion)"