The Great Absentee — the light and music installation commemorating the Tłomackie Synagogue

Museum Night — May 16th 2015, 8.15 p.m.

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The Great Absentee- the light and music installation commemorating the Tłomackie Synagogue. 

Precisely 72 years ago, at the end of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising the Germans blew up the most magnificent temple of Jewish Warsaw- the Great Synagogue on Tłomackie Street. 

To celebrate the memory of this place, the community connected to it, the world-class cantors and rabbis from Tłomackie, a 10 minute long light and music installation commemorating the extraordinary history of the Great Synagogue, reverberating with the unforgettable tenor of Gershon Sirota, the buzz of two thousand people, and finally the destructive blast and fire whose traces still remain in the entrance hall of the JHI, will begin at exactly 8.15 p.m. in the building of the Jewish Historical Institute, which served as the synagogue’s library before the war. 

Marcin Lenarczyk is the author of the musical installation, the Malarze Kolektyw created the visualizations. 

During the entire evening you will have the opportunity to view the Salvaged. A Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures from the Holdings of the Jewish Historical Institute — 1890–1939 and the After the Holocaust. The Central Committee of Polish Jews (1944–1950) exhibitions. Guided tours will take place at 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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