"The good Samaritans from Markowa" exhibition presented in New York


On 27 June  the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) published a text on the Ulma Family Museum of Poles Saving Jews During World War II located in Markowa, Poland

The text mentions selected fragments of the IPN’s "Samaritans from Markowa" exhibition, authored by Dr Mateusz Szpytma, which on the initiative of the Polish Cultural Institute in New York from 19 June, can be seen on the fence of the building of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York. The use of this space will allow reaching a very large group of recipients - the Consulate building is located in the center of Manhattan with extensive numbers of passers-by, both New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. The exhibition will be presented there until the end of August this year.

Documentation concerning Poles rescuing Jews in the present Podkarpackie Province, which became the basis for the exhibition, was mainly handed over to the museum in Markowa by branches of the Institute of National Remembrance in Rzeszów and Kraków. Its content is the result of the work of the current Deputy President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Dr Mateusz Szpytma, who was the curator of the permanent exhibition, and Dr hab. Elżbieta Rączy from the Institute of National Remembrance in Rzeszów. The entire investment, based mainly on the funds of the Podkarpackie Province Government, was from its beginning supervised by architect Bożena Knotz-Bed.




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