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PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTING POLES’ EFFORTS TO SAVE JEWS DURING HOLOCAUST TO OPEN
SAN FRANCISCO—An exhibition of photographs and oral history excerpts that tell the stories of Poles who saved Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust will open with a reception on Wednesday at the Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center Hillel at Stanford University.
Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews, featuring photographs by Chris Schwarz, had its debut showing at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland. It has since been shown at numerous venues around Poland and in the United States. The exhibit will run through February 2. The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture is co-sponsoring the exhibit along with the Los Angeles Consul General of the Republic of Poland, the Hoover Institution and other organizations associated with Stanford University.
In addition, on Wednesday, November 12, an advance screening of the documentary, In the Name of Their Mothers—which examines the life of Irena Sendlerowa, a Polish woman who saved more than 2,500 children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II; filmmaker Mary Skinner will participate in the screening, which will be shown at the Koret Pavilion. For the duration of the exhibit, the Hoover Institution will display related archival materials at an exhibit titled, “Jan Karski: Righteous Among the Nations.” Karski was a Roman Catholic Pole who tried to prevent the atrocities of the Holocaust by speaking out on behalf of Polish Jews to top Allied officials.
WHAT: Opening reception for Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews, an exhibition of photographs and oral history excerpts that tell the stories of Poles who saved Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 29 at 5:00PM. A guided tour will begin at 5:30PM and welcome remarks will commence at 6:15PM
WHERE: Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center Hillel at Stanford University, 565 Mayfield Avenue
The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture was established in the year 2001 to help ensure the survival of Jewish life and culture in the face of unprecedented global threat to the Jewish people, especially in Israel; strengthen Jewish identity and sustain Jewish heritage in America in the face of assimilation; celebrate current Jewish achievement in all aspects of human endeavor; and work for the reform of Jewish institutions, which have often become disconnected from the people they serve.