15 November 2017
Official opening of the permanent exhibition in the Jewish Historical Institute
On 14 November, President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda and his Wife took part in the official opening of the permanent exhibition „What we were unable to shout out to the world”, presenting original documents from the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.
The event was opened by Professor Paweł Śpiewak, director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute. He emphasised that the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto is a „testimony of intellect and strength of human will, accomplished following one principle: the principle of truth. The principle of truth means that the voice of every Jew who is being killed, who is dying, is heard as a separate, independent voice. And each voice has to be written down. Presented the way it really is”.
The exhibition is one of the key elements of the Oneg Szabat Program, realised by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The goal of the program is to commemorate and popularize the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto (the Ringelblum Archive) and to commemorate the members of the Oneg Shabbat group.
The Oneg Szabat program has been initiated on the 70th anniversary of the JHI. It is being realised by the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland within a public-private partnership.
The exhibition is curated by Professor Paweł Śpiewak.
Between 16 November and 7 December 2017, the exhibition is available free of charge.