EXHIBIT OF PRE-HOLOCAUST LIFE,
THE JEWS OF CZESTOCHOWA
KICKS OFF US TOUR OF U.S. AT POLISH CONSULATE IN NYC

New York, October 20, 2005 –The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York City will be the first US host of the multimedia exhibit, The Jews of Czestochowa, an award-winning show first opened in Czestochowa, Poland, in 2004 and then moved to the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. It was viewed by tens of thousands of Polish and foreign visitors.

The U.S. tour will start in NYC at the Polish Consulate,
then move to the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, December 5 – 9,
Seton Hall University in New Jersey, January 22 – April 2, 2006, and a number of other venues throughout the US.

The exhibition presents photos and other memorabilia documenting pre-war Jewish life in Czestochowa, Poland, the tragedy of the ghetto, and deportation to Treblinka. There are also two videos with eyewitness recollections by former residents of the city, and a display of works by Czestochowa art students called “Inspired by Jewish Cultureâ€?.

WHEN: November 2 – 10, 2005; weekdays 9:30 am – 5 pm, Weds. to 7 pm, weekend 11 am – 7 pm

WHERE: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, 233 Madison Avenue at 37th St., New York, NY 10016

DIRECTIONS: subway: 6 to 33rd Street

NOTE: Educators with groups of students are encouraged to contact the Consulate about scheduling a visit.

For more about the Jews of CZESTOCHOWA, click here.