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  • 25 October 2017

    Lower house of the Polish Parliament, the Sejm, saw the inauguration of an exhibition titled „Jews in the Political Space of the Polish Second Republic” (1919-1939). It was prepared by the Socio-Cultural Association of Jews in Poland (TSKŻ) in cooperation with the Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group.

    – It is an interesting lesson about Polish parliamentarism and Jewish presence in its making – said Deputy Speaker of the Sejm Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska at the opening ceremony.


    As it was stressed by the author of the project – Deputy President of the Kraków office of TSKŻ Michał Zajda – the exhibit has educational aspects. It showcases the profiles of select Members of the Sejm and Senators who represented the Jewish community of the interwar Poland. The exhibition also contains panels with general information. They relate to, among other things, the Jewish minority in Poland before September 1939 (outbreak of World War Two), chief Jewish political groupings, as well as Jewish intelligentsia and its role in the shaping of Polish statehood. – In interwar Poland, which is a model for us, there was diversity in the Sejm that resulted in many good, valuable solutions for our country – underscored Deputy Speaker Kidawa-Błońska.


    The opening ceremony was attended by Israel’s Ambassador in Warsaw Anna Azari, President of the Polish-Israeli Parliamentary Group Michał Szczerba, President of TSKŻ Artur Hofman, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Jarosław Sellin, as well as Members of Parliament and invited guests.


    Source: Sejm

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