Poland — Troubling News about Museum of Jewish History in Warsaw


Polish media is reporting troubles and tensions that may delay the opening of  Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, scheduled for April 2013 on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Ha’aretz picked up a story published in Gazeta Wyborcza, which reported on the recent resignation  of the museum’s acting director, Agnieszka Rudzinska, and said that the opening may be pushed back to next fall.

The Polish minister of culture and national heritage, Bogdan Zdrojewski, this week said he hoped the opening of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews would be delayed only to the fall of next year, but that a lack of coordination between the people responsible for completion of the work was causing a delay.

The project’s temporary director, Agnieszka Rudzinska, submitted her resignation a few days ago, saying that she did not feel that everyone responsible for completing the exhibition plans was dedicated to the task, and that she had not found common ground with the people financing the museum. The previous director had been fired because of disagreements with the culture minister.

Read the full Ha’aretz article



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