POLIN. 1000 Year History of Polish Jews – catalogue for the Core Exhibition

Editors: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Antony Polonsky

Pages: 432

Publisher:  POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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This lavish volume accompanies POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition. Essays by leading scholars elaborate on the history of Polish Jews presented in the Core Exhibition, a story of 1000 years.

Each essay is richly illustrated with the documents, images, and objects shown in the exhibition, some of them never reproduced before. Featured are beautiful color photographs of each gallery – the journey of Ibrahim Ibn Yakub, the spectacular Kraków model, the unique painted ceiling of the Gwoździec wooden synagogue, the panoramic train station, the multimedia interwar street, and many others.

This catalogue is a fitting companion to the widely praised Core Exhibition, which sets a new standard for understanding the history of Polish Jews.

"… the Museum of the History of Polish Jews … is as bold in its intellectual conception as in its architectural design." – "Financial Times."

"It’s not often that a museum makes history as well as chronicles it, and rare too when otherwise cautious observers … remark at the opening of a new museum that it may prove a source of hope and pride that propels an entire society forward." – Arnie Eisen, Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America.