The Republic of Dreams

A new online project brings the Drohobycz of Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz back to life through reimagined immersive soundscapes and narratives.

Bruno Schulz was born in Drohobych, in what is now Ukraine, in 1892. He is widely regarded as one of the great Polish-language writers of the 20th century, having received a number of awards in the 1930s.

His literary career was cut short by World War II. When Nazi troops moved into Drohobych, he was forced into the newly-created ghetto, and was shot dead by a Gestapo officer in 1942.

Host John Beauchamp speaks to artist Mika Johnson about the project, called The Republic of Dreams, which is available here.