Poland: Leaders to break ground on Jewish museum

June 26, 2007 12:26

Poland's president and Jewish leaders were to break ground Tuesday for a landmark museum that will celebrate the Jewish life that flourished in the country before it was destroyed in the Holocaust. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews - an austere glass and limestone structure designed by Finnish architects Rainer Mahlamaki and Ilmari Lahdelma - is to be opened in two years' time. It is being built in a central Warsaw square, next to a monument to the Jews who resisted the Nazis during the 1943 ghetto uprising, and down the street from the rail siding were many Jews were deported to death camps.

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