Little Synagogue in Tłomackie is available again

Little Synagogue in Tłomackie is available again

More than 30 relics from the Holocaust from Polish and German synagogues can be seen at the permanent exhibition "Little Synagogue in Tłomackie", which is again available to visitors at the reopened Jewish Historical Institute.

The exhibition gives the opportunity to see what the interior of the synagogue looks like, learn about the meaning and location of traditional elements of its furnishings and the functions of individual people such as a rabbi and a cantor.

As emphasized in the press release sent to PAP, the exhibition is "a unique combination of a synagogue space arranged from historic objects with a modern form of minimalist interior and interactive possibilities for the audience".

It contains over thirty relics from the Holocaust from Polish and German synagogues. Among them are? both ritual objects, e.g. aron ha-kodesh (altar cabinet in the synagogue used to store Torah scrolls, located in the main prayer room) and parochet (richly decorated curtain covering the aron ha-kodesh), as well as everyday objects (e.g. keys to synagogue). The oldest exhibits come from? from the 18th and the first half of the 19th century.

The visitors to the re-opened Jewish Historical Institute will also be able to see the permanent exhibition "What we were unable to shout out to the world". The title of the exhibition is the words of Dawid Graber, a 19-year-old member of the Oneg Szabat group - the creators of the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto. It is a fragment of his last will, which was attached to the documents during the hiding of the first part of the Archive. Visitors can see, among others the original documents of the Archive telling about the fate of the ghetto inhabitants, the milk can in which one part of the Archive was hidden, and - never before published - film recordings from the ghetto.

There is also a temporary exhibition "Where are you? Gen 3: 9 ". The exhibition includes drawings and photos documenting life and death in the Warsaw Ghetto as well as the accounts of its inhabitants. The exhibition commemorating the 80th anniversary of the closure of the ghetto shows the inhabitants' 'borderline experiences' such as fear and hunger. During the first week of opening, admission to the exhibitions is free. The stationary Bookshop in Tłomackie also resumed its activity, offering, among others, JHI publishing news. The Institute's Reading Room is also available for researchers from Monday to Wednesday. (PAP)

autor: Anna Kondek-Dyoniziak

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