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Permanent Exhibition

THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION PRESENTS STORIES ON SAVING JEWS BY POLES IN THE PRESENT-DAY PODKARPACKIE REGION
Photo by SKA/MPRŻ (The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II)

To a large extent, it is based on research carried out by the Institute of National Remembrance of the Republic of Poland – the local branch in Rzeszów, from which resulted the album “Poles Rescuing Jews in the Rzeszów Region in the Years 1939–1945” by Elżbieta Rączy and Igor Witowicz, published in 2011. Another source of information for the exhibition constituted research conducted by Mateusz Szpytma, partly published in the book entitled “The Righteous and Their World. Markowa in the Photographs by Józef Ulma” (Kraków, 2015).

The exhibition presents archive materials (prints, photographs, notations, documentaries) and is divided into the following sections: 1. Poles and Jews before 1939 in the Podkarpackie region; 2. Residents of the Podkarpackie region during the German occupation; 3. Poles saving Jews; 4. Shelters and hiding places; 5. Poles killed for helping Jews; 6. The Ulma family; 7. The post-war period.

In the central part of the exhibition space there is located a symbolical representation of the house of the Ulma family, whose tragic history gave rise to the establishment of the Museum. The multimedia scenography and the accompanying exhibits are described in three languages: Polish, English, and Hebrew.

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