Editors: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Antony Polonsky
Publisher: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
This lavish volume accompanies POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition. Essays by leading scholars elaborate on the history of Polish Jews presented in the Core Exhibition, a story of 1000 years.
Each essay is richly illustrated with the documents, images, and objects shown in the exhibition, some of them never reproduced before. Featured are beautiful color photographs of each gallery – the journey of Ibrahim Ibn Yakub, the spectacular Kraków model, the unique painted ceiling of the Gwoździec wooden synagogue, the panoramic train station, the multimedia interwar street, and many others.
This catalogue is a fitting companion to the widely praised Core Exhibition, which sets a new standard for understanding the history of Polish Jews.