On January 28, 2020, representatives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington visited of the Museum of Poles Saving Jews. Among the distinguished guests was director Sara J. Bloomfield, members of the Board with families, as well as a museum volunteer, survivor of the Holocaust, Irene Weiss with her daughter.
The guests were welcomed by director Anna Stróż-Pawłowska. She was accompanied by Mateusz Werner and Jan Sołek representing the Marshal’s Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. After paying tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and their anonymous helpers at the courtyard in front of the Museum, guests visited the permanent exhibition with great interest, asking many questions and sharing their reflections. There were many positive comments. The guests emphasized above all the potential of the Museum resulting from being rooted in local history and the involvement of the Museum team.
The Museum of Poles Saving Jews is one of the stops on the route of the American delegation, whose arrival in Poland was associated with the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz. Tuesday’s meeting with representatives of USHMM is a kind of return visit. Exactly a year ago, employees of the Museum in Markowa had the opportunity to visit the Museum in Washington and present the activities of the Markowska facility.