Placed at the exact location of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN) is turned towards the future just like its building, created by the Finnish studio, Lahdelma and Mahlamäki. Created out of glass panels, the main facade is cut apart by a large break that continues in the interior. The smooth, curved walls inside symbolize the crossing of the Red Sea by the Jews.
Inaugurated in 2013, the building is as fascinating as its permanent exhibition, which opened one year later, tracing 1,000 years of the history of the Jews in Poland through eight galleries, including one section on the Holocaust. While 3.5 million Jews lived in Poland before the war, 90% were killed during the time of the Shoah. The multimedia show is very interactive and a great deal of information is available. The museum aims to be a point of hope and a celebration of life.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews (POLIN)
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