Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Explore the Highlights of the POLIN Museum

THE JEWISH WEEK

POLAND---The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews occupies a shimmering, glass-walled building that faces a dramatic sculptural monument on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto and Warsaw’s main downtown Jewish district. Designed by the Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamaki, the building itself was opened to the public in April 2013. Its name, Polin, means “Poland” in Hebrew, but also derives from a legend that when the first Jews reached Polish lands they heard birds chirping the welcoming expression “Polin.” In Hebrew, Polin means “Here you should dwell.” [link]