Embassy of the Republic of Poland
April 24, 2017
6:00 pm
Georgetown University Intercultural Center Galleria (McGhee Library)

Welcoming Remarks by Jacques Berlinerblau

Professor and Director of the Center for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University

Opening Remarks by Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland 

Introduction to the Exhibition by Anna Sommer Schneider, Adjunct Professor, Center for Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University


“Whoever saves a single life, saves the entire world”

Poles, direct witnesses of German crimes against Jews, were forced to experience the Holocaust in a special way. They were not only subjects to the brutal terror of war, but were also confronted with the cruel extermination of their Jewish Neighbors.

In occupied Poland, unlike in the countries of Western Europe, helping Jews was punishable by death. Despite this fact, there were Poles who stood up the evil and saved Jews. In the name of helping others, they risked not only their own lives, but also those of their families.

The exhibition is based on a unique collection of testimonies from the Righteous Among the Nations as well as Holocaust survivors gathered within the framework of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews Polin oral history project “Polish Righteous – Recalling Forgotten History.”

The exhibition is presented jointly by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland and Georgetown University's Center for Jewish Civilization and Department of Slavic Languages.  

The exhibition will be on display through April 28, 2017


Free Admission 

Light refreshments will be served

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