Take a look at the current issues of B’nai Gombin, the newsletter of the Gombin Jewish Historical and Genealogical Society — an association of descendants of Jews who came from the Polish town of Gombin.
It discusses several museums and exhibits in Poland that deal with Jewish culture and history, as well as the current state of the Jewish cemetery in Gombin.
The main focus is on the new POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, but it also discusses the Museum of Mazovian Jews in Płock, a branch of the Mazovian Museum, which we have posted about.
In February, the wooden Ark from the Płock synagogue was ceremoniously returned to the Płock synagogue/museum — it had been kept for years and displayed at the Mazovian Museum.
The Gombin newsletter places special emphasis on the Jewish exhibit at the State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw — which uses material about Gombin, including a reconstruction of the destroyed wooden synagogue, as a means of discussing life in the shtetl.
The museum is hosting a conference Sept. 1-3 on Jewish Ethnography and Folkloristics in Poland before 1945.