New Jewish Museums in Russia and Poland Showcase JDC Archival Photos

January 9, 2014

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow and the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw, both exciting new institutions which have opened in the past two years, collectively feature over 40 images from the JDC Archives in their core exhibits to effectively tell the history and culture of their Jewish communities.

The Center in Moscow, which opened in November 2012, showcases historic JDC images to convey the scope of such diverse topics as Jewish life in the pre-World War II Soviet Union and the Agro-Joint agricultural collective program, which operated from 1924 to 1938 in Ukraine and the Crimea. The Museum in Warsaw, which officially opened in April 2013 on the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, will be using more than 15 historic images of post-World War II Poland to describe the saga of rebuilding Jewish communities in Poland after the Holocaust.