Warsaw: Museum POLIN '(post)JEWISH...' - Exhibition Ticket

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In our new temporary exhibition, we will present the less-known history of Opatów, one of the many Polish towns which prior to World War II were inhabited by Poles and Jews.


  • Museum POLIN
  • Mayer Kirshenblatt
  • shtetl
  • Opatów, Polska
  • history and culture of polish Jews


In our new temporary exhibition, we will present the less-known history of Opatów, one of the many Polish towns which prior to World War Two were inhabited by Poles and Jews. Painter Mayer Kirshenblatt will be our guide through this no longer existing world. With the example of Opatów, we will have a chance to realize how many stories of our former neighbours from small Polish towns are still waiting to be rediscovered. There were over a thousand shtetls in today’s territories of Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania and Belarus. Shtetls are towns where Jews and Christians used to live side by side. The Second World War and the Holocaust obliterated the world of shtetls completely. Today, in Opatów—as well as in tens of other Polish towns—there are no more Jews left. Our new temporary exhibition titled (post) JEWISH… demonstrates that Polish towns hide two parallel histories. The history of their Polish inhabitants is well known and remembered. The one of their Jewish neighbours who are no more is forgotten or left unsaid. Our guide in the exhibition will be Mayer Kirshenblatt, a painter who emigrated to Canada with his mother and brothers as a teenager, in 1934. Mayer recalls the shtetl of his youth, restoring vivid memories of the people, events, daily life and customs. His paintings—full of color, imagination and humor—show us a world that is no more. Looking at them, we learn about our shared Polish-Jewish history. The exhibition also features a documentation of artistic interventions carried out in today’s Opatów, aimed at discovering and restoring the vestiges of the pre-war Jewish life.


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