Main Exhibit at Polish Jewish History Museum Set for Fall Opening

After Delays and Budget Woes, Oct. 28 Set for Debut

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By JTA

Published January 23, 2014.

After cost overruns delayed the official opening, the core exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will open in October.

The announcement of the Oct. 28 opening was made Wednesday by Polish Deputy Minister of Culture and National Heritage Malgorzata Omilanowska.

Last week, the Polish Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski announced that Prof. Dariusz Stola will take over as the new director of the museum in March.

The museum has been directed since August 2012 by Andrzej Cudak, whose task was to complete the construction of the museum building.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews was opened in April 2013, but without the core exhibition. It currently hosts cultural and educational programs as well as temporary exhibits. The museum is a public-private institution whose construction was largely financed by the state and the city.

Prof. Dariusz Stola is a historian researching, among other topics, Polish-Jewish relations and Holocaust history. He is the author or co-author of eight books and over 100 articles.

In March 2013, he was decorated with the Order of Polonia Restituta for outstanding contribution in the study of, documenting and commemorating the history of the March 1968 anti-Semitic campaigns in Poland.



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