“Were the Jews more desolate than other people dying? They were -although this is a statement beyond human understanding. Was there any way to help them in this desolation? Certainly yes, but only a few and to a very limited extent. There were people who tried to do it”.
– Władysław Bartoszewski
TITLE: ‘Was there any way to help them in this desolation?’ Rescue of Jews in occupied Poland
MADE IN: 2020
LANGUAGE: Polish – English
DESCRIPTION: The exhibition is devoted to the issue of polish help to Jewish people during WWII. By showing the realities of the Holocaust in occupied Poland – from the German invasion in 1939, through the implementation of the plan of the extermination of Jews by the occupier, to the end of the war – it presents the individual stories of the Rescued and Rescuers and their dramatic choices. There are additional information in the form of iconographic sources, graphics and quotes at the boards.
- elements: 18 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 194 cm, width 120 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
AUTHORS OF TEXTS: Kamil Kopera, Anna Stróż-Pawłowska
THE CONCEPT OF GRAPHIC DESIGN: Krzysztof Brynecki
THE ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS WERE USED: i.a. Museum of Poles Saving Jews, Central Archives of Modern Records, State Archive in Rzeszów, PANDA Foundation / Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw, National Museum of the Przemyśl Land, Museum of Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich