“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw revealed its core exhibition on 28 October, in a Grand Opening led by the presidents of Poland and Israel, and attended by Holocaust survivors and representatives of international organisations.
The comprehensive core exhibition documents 1000 years of Polish-Jewish history through innovative uses of technology and installations. Eight thematic and chronological galleries present the heritage and culture of Polish Jews and Polish-Jewish coexistence from the Middle Ages until the present.
IHRA Executive Secretary Kathrin Meyer, who attended the opening of the exhibition, described it as a, “very impressive and exciting educational site for students and the general public”.
The museum, located on the site of the WWII Warsaw Ghetto, was built as a public-private institution funded jointly by the Polish government, the city of Warsaw, and over 500 private and institutional donors.