2017-03-17T22:54:35+00:00

“During the Second World War, Jewish partisans sang a song which later became the anthem of the underground movement. Its final words were: MIR ZENEN DO. WE ARE HERE! Now that this museum has been built, I, a member of the Jewish community in Poland, can today also repeat with them: MIR ZENEN DO. WE ARE HERE! (…) My Father, my Brother, you who died in the gas chambers — I, who survived Auschwitz, wich to tell your shades, and the shades of those murdered like you, MIR ZENEN DO. WE [...]

2017-03-17T22:54:35+00:00

The architectural competition was announced in February 2005. It was met with great interest — 245 architects from 36 countries responded. Out of the 119 submitted entries, the competition jury invited 11 teams to present their designs. The competition rules stipulated that the building had to be functional and modern, and offer a recognizable, characteristic form that make it a symbol of modern-day Warsaw. It was to demonstrate the achievements of Jewish culture without overshadowing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, which was to remain the reference point for the entire surroundings. In order to [...]

2018-08-21T09:27:13+00:00

In the summer of 2011, an international group of carpenters, artists, architects and volunteers arrived at the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok to re-profile 200 timber stumps and 450 beams, and to turn them into the roof structure of the Gwoździec synagogue. During three two-week meetings, timber was processed with the use of traditional methods and tools. Handshouse Studio, together with Timber Framers Guild and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute were responsible for organising the workshops. Eight painting workshops were held in the summer months of 2011 and 2012. Their [...]