The Polin Museum is housed in a beautiful building designed by a Finnish architects Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Lahdelma. It stands in the middle of the pre-war Jewish district where the Nazis created the biggest Jewish ghetto in occupied Europe.
The empty space in the museum`s entrance hall is a symbol of “cracks” in the Polish Jews history. It could also symbolize the partition of the Red Sea from the Exodus.
It`s not an another Holocaust museum. It`s a museum of life. It shows the thousand year history of Jews living in Poland. The museum`s main exhibition is outstanding but you need at least two hours because it`s huge. It would be a good idea to have a lunch breake at the museum`s dinner.
The museum also hosts great temporary exhibitions, just check what`s on display before you visit. It`s a vibrant cultural center with lots of activities as films screenings, lectures, workshops, theater and concerts.
More informations: www.jewishmuseum.org.pl