The Museum of the History of Polish Jews


The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the latest facility at the cultural map of the city. It is located in a beautiful building designed by the Finnish architects. The meaning of the solid is very symbolic. A massive crack, which is supposed to evoke the associations with the passage of the Israelis through the Red Sea, goes through the uniform, glass facade. The Hebrew and Latin letters forming the inscription “Polin”, meaning “Poland” in Yiddish and Hebrew, can be noticed on glass surfaces covering the facade.

The exhibition depicts the centuries of joint existence of the Poles and the Jews, it allows to get to know the past and contemporary Jewish culture. Between the wavy walls there is a bridge typifying the museum’s mission – building bridges between people, between cultures, between the past and the future.