The continuation of this photography exhibit examines the role of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (“the Joint”) in rescuing refugees and working to sustain Jewish community life in Poland up to the present day.
Following the devastation of World War II, the Joint strove to cultivate Jewish tradition and culture. Yiddishkeit—Jewish heritage and identity—was fostered through Joint-supported cultural and educational activities and sport clubs for Jewish youth. All of the Joint’s efforts took place within the official political parameters of the country.
This is an abridged version of an original exhibition presented at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow in 2014, curated by Anna Sommer Schneider. The exhibition was a collaboration among the Galicia Jewish Museum, the JDC Archives, and JDC’s Poland Office. The traveling exhibit was presented at two venues in the U.S. in 2016. Institutions interested in hosting the exhibit should contact the Galicia Jewish Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.