24 January 2009

Seattle: Polish heroes exhibit, through Feb. 13

"Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews" is an exhibit at the Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, Seattle It is open through February 13. For more information, click here

This moving exhibition by photographer Chris Schwartz tells the story of 21 Poles who rescued Jews during the World War II German occupation of Poland. Each of these heroic individuals still resides in the Krakow region today. This exhibition is a tribute to the "Polish Righteous Among Nations" created by the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, and the Polish American Jewish Alliance for Youth Action.
Five companion lectures (free admission) are also scheduled Thursdays at Kane Hall, Room 220 at UW. The first two have taken place.

7.30pm, January 29
"Irena Sendler's Children"
Prof. Przemyslaw Chojnowski
Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaƄ

7.30pm, February 5
"Henry Friedman, Holocaust Survivor: One of the Rescued"
Henry Friedman

7.30pm, February 12
"Rescue in the Polish Countryside- Politics, Differentiation in the Occupied Village"
Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted
Michigan State University
The exhibit and lectures are sponsored by the University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Committee, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, and Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, in cooperation with the University of Washington Slavic Department, Jewish Studies Program, Ellison Center, and History Department.

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