Righteous Insurgents ‘44

Warsaw insurgents can and must be perceived from many perspectives. We choose our own by focusing on those who, apart from insurgent experience, can pride themselves on their help given to the Jews condemned to extermination by the occupier.  There are so many conditions that make the selected characters differ from one another: age, gender, social origin, political views, interests, etc. Nevertheless, it is not difficult to see some common denominators: loyalty to universal values, nonconformity, commitment and responsibility. The presented biographies are stories of double fight. The first is a direct struggle against the German occupier, the second is a fight against the occupier, clandestine and secret. And both fights were a sign of concern for disadvantaged fellow citizens and for homeland. Both were carried out with a sense of helplessness, anger and omnipresent fear. In any case, the real price for opposing the ongoing harm was death. In the background it still remained Poland which had been devastated during several years of occupation, and still have been struggling with the Nazi and Soviet enemy…

– the exhibition on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising


TITLE: Righteous Insurgents ’44
MADE IN: 2019
LANGUAGE: Polish – English

DESCRIPTION: The exhibition is about Polish Righteous Among the Nations, who are also the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising. There are 19 characters presented at the exhibition: Władysław Bartoszewski, Jadwiga Boczar, Aniela Cieszkowska, Jan Dobraczyński, Mieczysław Fogg, Zofia Franio, Tadeusz Gebethner, Eugeniusz Guzek, Aleksander Kamiński, Irena i Feliks Kanabusowie, Tadeusz Kern-Jędrychowski, Zofia Kossak, Kazimierz Leski, Irena Sendlerowa, Stanisław Steczkowski, Feliks Widy-Wirski, Wacław Zagórski and Jan Żabiński. Each character is accompanied by a portrait. The biographies were divided into two theme blocks: the fight stage in the Warsaw Uprising and the episode of saving Jews during World War II, awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations. There are additional information in the form of iconographic sources, graphics and quotes at the boards.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

  • elements: 20 boards made of PVC boards with self-adhesive foil (Museum of Poles Saving Jews does not provide a mounting system – see point below)
    • dimension of the board – height 120 cm, width 100 cm, thickness 0,5 cm
  • assembly: non-invasive assembly systems or other (necessity of prior consultation with the Museum of Poles Saving Jews)
  • outdoor presentation possibility

FEES: insurance, transport costs
DURATION OF THE LEND: determined individually

ORGANIZER: The Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews in World War II

THE CONCEPT OF THE EXHIBITION: Jakub Pawłowski
AUTHORS OF TEXTS: Kamil Kopera, Jakub Pawłowski, Anna Stróż-Pawłowska
PRODUCTION COORDINATORS: Katarzyna Nowicka, Marcin Zgłobiś

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Mikołaj Birek

THE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS WERE USED: Muzeum Polaków Ratujących Żydów podczas II wojny światowej im. Rodziny Ulmów w Markowej, Archiwum Rodziny Trzeciaków, Beit Lohamei Haghetaot/Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum, Miejski Ogród Zoologiczny w Warszawie, Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego w Warszawie, Muzeum Sportu i Turystyki w Warszawie, Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe


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