On the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the site where the Ghetto once stood, a major new cultural institution will open its doors for the first time. On April 19, 2013, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will hold a preview opening, offering the first public access to its distinctive architectural design and innovative exhibits, showcasing 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe and Jewish contribution to Western civilization.
"At this landmark event, we will commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the heroism of its fighters by reclaiming the rich heritage of Jewish culture that existed in Poland prior to the Holocaust,” said Hon. Tad Taube, founder and chairman of the Taube Philanthropies. “As an historic public-private partnership, the Museum is a shining symbol of the new democratic Poland.”
A U.S. delegation of major donors and supporters co-hosted by the Taube Foundation and Koret Foundation, which together have given the largest private donation to the Museum to date, will attend the preview.
As the Museum moves toward its anticipated grand opening in early 2014, it is launching extensive educational programs and completing the Core Exhibition. Online-based resources will extend its impact globally, in addition to the estimated 1 million visitors projected annually.
More information about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is available online at www.jewishmuseum.org.pl