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Archival exhibitions

Girl from the diary. In search of Rywka from the Łódź ghetto

Exhibition of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow. The exhibition is open at the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center until July 31, 2019.

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In 1945, a Soviet doctor found a school notebook in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp that had just been liberated. It was a diary written by teenage Rywka Lipszyc in the Łódź ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944 - a testimony of a Jewish girl who lost her siblings and parents, but despite her moments of doubt, she did not lose hope. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary eventually came to the United States, where it was translated from Polish, provided with historical commentaries and published in the form of a book. 

Rywka Lipszyc's diary, a moving record of life and growing up in the Łódź ghetto, is the starting point of the exhibition.

The exhibition also includes unique historical artefacts and documents from museums from Poland, the USA, Israel, Germany and Belgium. Beads, thimble, toy - they are a moving testimony documenting the personal dimension of extermination, a dimension that is so easy to overlook when teaching about the Holocaust.  

Archival photographs illustrating the history of Rywka Lipszyc were taken by three of the most famous photographers of the Łódź ghetto: Henryk Ross, Mendel Grossman and Walter Genewein, who recorded life in the ghetto on colour negative. Some of the negatives are damaged, incomplete. Stored in closed containers in the ground, in secret, have been partially damaged. They only show part of the image retained on the film. They are fragmentary, like the whole story of Rywka, who - like these negatives - had to wait a long time to see the light of day.

LODZER MISHMASH, a story about Jewish Łódź

The exhibition "Lodzer Mishmash" is a story about Jews from Łódź: about religion, language, culture, about known and less known artists, writers, industrialists, about dates and places important in history, holidays regularly celebrated every year, about joys and dramas, about history of the Lodz ghetto and about what Łódź Jews are engaged in today.

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The exhibition was accompanied by meetings, lectures, walks and many other attractions. The exhibition is now closed, but it can be viewed virtually.     

Virtual tour:

Curator: Joanna Podolska

Exhibition design: POLKADOT

Producers: Agpositivo // Beata Grabska // Adam Sikorski

Coordinator: Katarzyna Kurowska

Consultants: Symcha Keller, Joanna Lisek, Magdalena Ruta

Partners of the exhibition: State Archive in Lodz, Jewish Community in Łódź Gmina Wyznaniowa Żydowska w Łodzi, Art Museum in Lodz, The Arthur Szyk Society, TSKŻ, E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. E. Ringelbluma


"Man Overboard. Lodz Residents 50 Years after March" is an interdisciplinary project of a universal and multifaceted character. The result of the project are multimedia exhibitions where participants talk about their lives, their emigration experiences and their integration in host communities.

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Since these exhibitions have both a historical and educational dimension, they will be presented for a longer period than just a limited time exhibition commemorating the anniversary of the selected event. The project ‘Man overboard. Łódź residents 50 years after March’ "aims to present the fate of Jews from Łódź who left Poland during this period. The title of the project "Man overboard" symbolizes their struggle for survival in a foreign environment “without a life jacket ".

The Danish Cultural Institute has decided to take on the patronage of the "Man overboard" project. The project manager is Bogusława Sochańska, Head of the Danish Cultural Institute in Warsaw.

The Polish Embassy in Copenhagen expressed official support and interest in the project. The embassy together with the ambassador, Mrs. Henryka Mościcka-Dendys is the official project supervisor.

Authors: Kamila Bogulewska, Aleksander Milchtach Sław

Report from the opening:



Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage


The exhibition co-financed from the subsidy of the Łódź City Council

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The exhibition of the National Center for Culture "Karski. Don't let the world forget" organized on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jan Karski, is an attempt to bring a broad audience closer to one of the greatest men of the 20th century history. The story of Karski's life is divided into nine chapters devoted to the most important moments of his biography.

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The exhibition was displayed for two years (2014-2015) in the building of the Dialogue Center. The virtual version is now available.


 Exhibition organizer: National Center for Culture

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© 2020 Dialogue Center. Co-financed by the National Center for Culture as part of the Culture on the Web program.

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