In April 2023, The European Friends of the POLIN Museum were able to visit Warsaw and the Museum. Yet it was not an ordinary visit. We participated in a series of events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (19 April 1943 – 19 April 2023).
We visited Warsaw’s most emblematic sites and memory places, with exceptional guides who introduced us to their most recent findings and reflections on Jewish Polish memory. This history is alive, and many wonderful people are happy to share their findings.
We are absolutely grateful to those who has shown us their work, work of others, who talked us through the thriving intellectual journeys.
Below, you will find a few photographs which only partly show what we have seen and experienced. We hope that some of you will join us in other trips in the future.
April 18, 2023 – preparation to the commemorations and the concert at the POLIN Museum
April 19, 2023 – It was 80 years ago – Around them a Sea of Fire
Below – the official ceremony recorded by The Independent
Please click here to read the text of the speech by Marian Turski, Polish-Jewish intellectual, historian, Holocaust survivor, and chairman of the Council of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN.
Here you can read the text of the speech by the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.