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1000 years of the history of Polish Jews

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1000 years of the history of Polish Jews

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Basic Information

Location Mordechaja Anielewicza 6 00-157 Warszawa, Poland
Date 2014/10/28 - 2015/10/28
Recurring Event: no
Country Poland
City Warsaw

Tourist Information

Free entry no
Suitable for kids yes
Handicap accessibility yes
Yearly event no
Website http://www.jewishmuseum.org.pl/en


The Core Exhibition is a journey through 1000 years of the history of Polish Jews – from the Middle Ages until today. Visitors will find answers to questions such as: how did Jews come to Poland? How did Poland become the center of the Jewish Diaspora and the home of the largest Jewish community in the world? How did it cease to be one, and how is Jewish life being revived?

General Information

The exhibition is made up of eight galleries, spread over an area of 4000 sq.m., presenting the heritage and culture of Polish Jews, which still remains a source of inspiration for Poland and for the world. The galleries portray successive phases of history, beginning with legends of arrival, the beginnings of Jewish settlement in Poland and the development of Jewish culture. The social, religious and political diversity of Polish Jews are shown, highlighting dramatic events from the past, the Holocaust, and concluding with contemporary times.

1000 years of Polish-Jewish coexistence is presented, speaking of cooperation, rivalry and conflicts, autonomy, integration and assimilation. While seeking to confront thorny issues, attention is also brought to bright chapters in our common history.

The Core Exhibition is a narrative: visitors will be drawn into a story told by artefacts, paintings, interactive installations, reconstructions and models, video projections, sounds and words. The focus is on life, therefore at each stage of the journey we strive to remain close to life by letting people speak – Jewish merchants, scholars or artists from a given era, rabbis, housewives, politicians, chroniclers and revolutionaries. The floor is given to those who perished and to those who survived.

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