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Exhibition by Jewish museum shows pre-WWII life

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  • Visitor stands at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.

      Visitor stands at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.
    Associated Press

  • Visitors walk through a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.

      Visitors walk through a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition that will run through June 30 documents Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust.
    Associated Press

  • A visitor looks at a contemporary image of a site that used to be part of the Jewish district in pre-World War II Warsaw.

      A visitor looks at a contemporary image of a site that used to be part of the Jewish district in pre-World War II Warsaw.
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  • People view a picture of the horse market in pre-World War II Warsaw's Praga district, at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland.

      People view a picture of the horse market in pre-World War II Warsaw's Praga district, at a new exhibition by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Poland.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- A new exhibition at Warsaw's Jewish history museum shows how the Jewish community and the city interacted with and influenced each other for centuries until World War II.

The "Warszawa, Warsze" -- "Warsaw" in Polish and Yiddish -- exhibition opens Friday at the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and will run through June 30. It uses films, daily use objects, pictures and sound recordings to recreate the atmosphere of Jewish life.

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The multimedia core exhibition is to open later this year and will document the thousand-year-long history of Jewish life and culture in Poland.

The museum building -- located on territory that was the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II -- is already open to visitors, serving as a cultural and educational center offering films and lectures.

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