Monday, December 8, 2014

Poland’s Jews: Under a New Roof

By Shelley Salamensky
The reconstructed ceiling of a destroyed seventeenth-century Polish synagogue
at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, October 21, 2014
POLAND---Exiled from Canaan in antiquity, Jews are famously scattered around the world. So, it seems in recent years, are Jewish museums: Paris, Rome, Vienna, Berlin, but also across the globe in more than one hundred cities, from Dnipropetrovsk to Shanghai, Caracas to Casablanca. Tel Aviv has one. Manhattan has two. Yet Warsaw—capital of the nation that once held more Jews than any other—was conspicuously absent from the list until the opening a few weeks ago of POLIN: Museum of the History of Polish Jews. [link]