Lost World. Polish Jews. Photographs from 1918–1939

The photo gallery from the opening of the exhibition of photography and „Mezuzah from this home” which took place at the JHI on January 7th 2016.

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Last Thursday, on January 7th Prof. Paweł Śpiewak, director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Society, opened the exhibitions titled „Lost World. Polish Jews. Photographs from 1918–1939” and „Mezuzah from this home”.

Except for the authors of both exhibitions Leszek Dulik and Professor Konrad Zieliński as well as Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar (respectively) and significant number of attendees, the JHI had the honor of hosting Their Excellencies Ambassador of The State of Israel Anna Azari and Ambassador of the French Republic Pierre Buhler, representatives of the Embassies of the Republic of Lithuania and Czech Republic as well as many other honourable guests.

The „Lost World” exhibition consists of 133 photographs taken between 1918–1939 depicting life of the Polish Jews in this period. The photography exhibition is complemented by the exposition titled „Mezuzah from this home”, showing twelve casts of old mezuzah contemporarily done in bronze. That way new mezuzah were made, ready to be used.  

Both exhibitions can be visited until the end of February 2016. 

The photography album „Lost world. Polish Jews. Fotographs from 1918–1939” will also be available in English, French, German and Russian.

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