The Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens in Warsaw

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has opened in Warsaw on 19 April:

"The Museum of the History of Polish Jews will open in 2013 on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. This multimedia narrative museum and cultural center will present the history of Polish Jews and the rich civilization they created over the course of almost 1000 years. Initiated by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland in Warsaw in 1996, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will be a unique institution. Not only is it the first and only museum to focus on the history of Polish Jews, but also it is a truly 21rst-century institution in every regard.

The Museum’s first director was Jerzy Halbersztadt, who greatly contributed to the creation of the Museum and to the shape of the Core Exhibition. He was succeeded by Agnieszka RudziƄska, who was the acting director until June 2012. The Museum’s current acting director is Andrzej Cudak.

Using the latest historical research and most innovative exhibition design, the museum will immerse visitors in the world of Polish Jews and encourage exploration through a wide range of media, documents, and artifacts. As a cultural and educational center, the Museum will provide a unique learning environment, lively public programs, and singular meeting place for a diverse public."

Visit the museum website here.