The Eleventh Commandment – Polin commemorates 80 years since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Press materials courtesy of Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

In this week’s episode we are going to be hearing from two guests from the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews about a number of events taking place throughout the year.

The phrase: “Don’t be indifferent” was said during a speech given by Holocaust survivor Marian Turski at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Auschwitz concentration camp in 2020.

The phrase forms the inspiration for this year’s programme at the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is commemorating 80 years since the Ghetto Uprising of 1943.

This year’s events “will recall the life stories of those who, against despair, loneliness, starvation, thirst and fear fought for ‘every day, every hour, every minute’ of staying alive with their nearest and dearest,” underlines a statement from Polin. “[We] will also pose questions about our future.”

Host John Beauchamp is joined by Zuzanna Schnepf-Kołacz, curator of the “Around Us a Sea of Fire” exhibition and Polin spokeswoman Marta Dziewulska.

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  • A unique discovery – photographic film with images of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising [EN]
  • Information on how to join the Daffodil campaign [PL]