Preserving the history of Poland Jewish community

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum opens in 2023

May 3, 2019 05:31
Preserving the history of Poland Jewish community

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder addresses a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 2018. (photo credit: KACPER PEMPEL / REUTERS)


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A museum is essentially a repository for yesteryear’s arts and crafts, fashion, armaments lifestyle and more.  A museum is usually built to house such objects, but rarely is the museum an essential memoir that is part of the display itself.

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum currently under construction, is among the few exceptions to the rule. Not only was the building designated for this purpose already standing, but it was one of the few surviving structures within the Warsaw Ghetto. Obviously certain changes have to be made in view of the building’s new identity, and decisions have to be taken and implemented as to its content. Photographs, artifacts and documents have to be collected – and all this takes time.


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