The Right Address – New Virtual Exhibition Opens
Where, in Warsaw, did Jews hide during the War? How many of these places still exist today? Perhaps, without realising, we pass by them every day. These forgotten Warsaw stories are now told in our new virtual exhibition "The Right Address" which can be viewed here: www.sprawiedliwi.org.pl/wystawa/dobry-adres/.
Historians estimate that, at various times during World War II, up to 27,000 Jews were in hiding in Warsaw. We will never know exactly just how many and exactly where all the hiding places were. Our exhibition, organized in cooperation of the Pańska Skórka Warsaw blog, aims to recall the stories of Poles who provided help to Jews at the risk of their own lives. Any form of help offered to Jews in Poland was punishable by death. We dedicate this new exhibition to the rescuers and the rescued – Poles and Jews. It presents selected stories of help provided in Warsaw.
On a map of Warsaw, from 1941 and from today, we found over forty addresses where Jews were provided with help. These places still exist to this day. We tell the stories linked to those addresses, using archival and modern day photographs, as well as video footage of witness accounts. Among the stories are those of the rescue of Kazimierz Brandys at 52 Narbutta Street, the activity of Mieczysław Fogg on Koszykowa Street or the owner of Fotoplastikon on Jerozolimskie Avenues.
Karolina Dzięciołowska is the author of the exhibition, organized as part of the POLIN Museum "The Polish Righteous – Restoring Memory” project, with cooperation of Artkolektyw.
Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.