Jewish Historical Institute named after Emanuel Ringelblum (JHI) is located near Plac Bankowy, where once the Great Synagogue stood, which at the end of the Ghetto Uprising in 1943 was blown up by the Germans.
The Institute is engaged in wide-ranging history of Jews in Poland.
The exhibition consists of two floors. Right at the entrance there is an interactive map map of pre-war Poland showing the important places from the point of view of the history of the Jewish people.
The other two floors consist of permanent and temporary exhibitions. The exhibition is a collection of paintings , sculptures and graphics by Jewish artists, as well as the country's largest collection of items related to Judaism, among them religious and everyday objects from the ghettos and concentration camps.
Visitors also have the opportunity to see the interior of a synagogue.
At the exit there are several free publications issued in Polish, English, Hebrew and Yiddish.
It is an interesting place but not for youngest children, but history buffs will surely find something for themselves .
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ul. Tłomackie 3, 00-001 WarszawaGallery:
open from Monday from: 8:00-18:00 and 10:00-18:00 on SundaysTickets adults:
- Sundays free admission