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Moral, Political, and Historical Considerations in the Post-World War II Exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw

 
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Moral, Political, and Historical Considerations in the Post-World War II Exhibit at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw
A talk by Professor Stanislaw Krajewski

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | 6 p.m.
Room 3-01 | Fordham Law School | 150 West 62nd Street | New York City

In this event from the Jewish Studies Lecture Series, Professor Stanisław Krajewski of the University of Warsaw will discuss the moral, political, and historical issues that were considered in creating the exhibit at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw which deals with post-WWII history of Jews in Poland.

The new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews presents over a thousand years of history. But one of the most difficult exhibitions to launch was the one dealing with the period following World War II. While subject to the general assumptions and guidelines that applied throughout the whole museum, the exhibit had to face specific problems that ranged from historical to political and moral. Not only does the exhibit encompass the history of events in living memory, it also seeks to show that the post-1945 chapter still exists, that the history of Polish Jews did not end in the Shoah. The curators of the exhibition, among them Professor Krajewski, tried to consistently maintain a nonjudgmental approach, even though they personally took an active part in some events of the last decades.

Stanislaw Krajewski, professor at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw, Poland, has been involved in research in logic and the philosophy of mathematics as well as in the philosophy of religion and interfaith dialogue. He was involved in the revival of Jewish life and, after the fall of Communism in 1989, he was among the founders of the Polish-Israeli Friendship Society and of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews, of which he has been the Jewish co-chair since its inception. A former member of the board of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland and the International Council of the Auschwitz Camp Museum and Memorial, he worked on the post-war section of POLIN.

Free and open to the public.

This event is cosponsored by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

For more information, contact Magda Teter, Shvidler Chair in Judaic Studies at 347-364-3472 or jewishstudies@fordham.edu.

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