Showing around the installation THE GREAT, THE ABSENT

Dr Eleonora Bergman and architect Jan Strumiłło will be showing around the Tłomackie Square in the scale of 1:10.

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The installation was created on the 70th anniversary of the demolition of the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie by the Germans in order to bring back the memory not only of this beautiful building, but most of all of the community of Reformed Jews, who contributed to the intellectual, spiritual and artistic life in pre-war Warsaw.
Jewish Historical Institute, as the national coordinator of the events commemorating the 70th anniversary of Jewish uprisings in ghettos and extermination camps, executes this year a range of projects aiming to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. One of them is a design reminding us of the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie formerly (before the war) adjacent to the Judaist Studies Institute and the Main Judaist Library (today, the headquarters of the Jewish Historical Institute).The project commemorating the synagogue is a reconstruction of Tłomackie Square in the scale of 1:10. The walls of the square, made with plywood, are covered with photographic reproductions of the facades and their height is more than human-sized. As a result, the visitors will have an impression of being on the original, pre-war square. 

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