Goście w muzeum

Poland's leaders and guests from all over the world visit the museum

Fot. Franciszek Mazur/Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

On April 19, we marked the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The official ceremonies at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes were attended by nearly 2000 people from all over the world, including Poland's leaders: Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, the Marshals of the Sejm and Senate, and Prime Minister Donald Tusk. Also present were the President of the European Parliament and the Mayor of the City of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz. Delegations from several countries as well as members of the Jewish community and representatives of European capitals also gathered at the monument. Guests of honor included Mr. Simcha Rotem, nom de guerre Kazik, a participant of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and of the Warsaw Uprising, who was decorated with the Great Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of Poland.

Following the official speeches, prayers, a roll call of honor and the laying of wreaths, 500 guests entered the Museum of the History of Polish Jews for a special commemorative concert. Performing were the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Richter String Quartet, the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki and Henri Seroka, cantor Yaakov Lemmer and Kayah.