Night of Museums at the Jewish Historical Institute

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Polish art and the Holocaust

Guided tours at: 19.00, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00, 24.00

The exhibition presents selected examples of how painful memory of the Holocaust influenced the works of Polish artists of several generations. In addition to works by artists being the direct witnesses to the Holocaust, the problem of difficult, not assimilated memory of the Holocaust is also brought up by contemporary artists exploring how the current culture holds or erases the traces of the painful history. We are showing works, among others, by Marek Oberlaender, Władysław Strzemiński, Artur Nacht-Samborski, Izaak Celnikier, Jonasz Stern, Mirosław Bałka, Zbigniew Libera, Wilhelm Sasnal, Artur Żmijewski, Rafał Jakubowicz, Krystyna Piotrowska.

location: the Jewish Historical Institute

Rav, Rabbi, Rebbe. Rabbis in Poland

Guided tours: 19.30, 21.30, 22.30, 23.30, 00.30

The exhibition consists of various objects, paintings, old prints and photographs from the collections of the Jewish Historical Institute relating to the lives of the rabbis in Poland over several centuries. For over eight hundred years the life of the Jews in Poland focused around the community, synagogue, house of prayer, a yeshiva. The rabbis who led them constituted social, spiritual and religious elite. They became famous not only among Jewish circles in Poland and abroad, but also in Polish history and culture.

location: the Jewish Historical Institute

The exhibition of the works submitted for the contest commemorating the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie

On 16th May 2013 it will be 70 years since the demolition of the Great Synagogue. Through the announcement of the competition we wanted to recount the history of one of the most impressive religious buildings of pre-war Warsaw. In response, we received 57 different works, of which the most interesting are now being presented to the audience.

location: the room in Błękitny Wieżowiec (the Blue Tower)

Presentation of the installation reconstructing the pre-war Tłomackie square and the Great Synagogue

On the anniversary of the demolition of the Great Synagogue we wish to bring back the memory of the appearance of the pre-war Bank Square area. The architectural installation on the square in front of the Museum of Independence reconstructing in a scale of 1:10 the space of Tłomackie square shows the Great Synagogue in its original environment, now obliterated in the new urban layout.
About the installation will talk its author, architect Jan Strumiłło and dr Eleonora Bergman.

Meeting point: in front of JHI’s headquarters at 20:00

Screenings of the film “912 days of the Warsaw Ghetto”

Beginning at 19:00

The film will be screened cyclically throughout the evening. Duration: 32 mins.

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