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Exhibitions
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Exhibition Warning Against Indifference
   
The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is showing an exhibition: "Estranged: March '68 and Its Aftermath," explaining the causes and the course of the anti-Semitic campaign that culminated in the expulsion of about 13,000 Poles of Jewish descent from Poland in March 1968. The project has been organized by the museum to mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic events.

A metaphorical installation drawing upon the 1960s aesthetics of Warsaw's Gdaƒski Railway Station is the focal point of the exhibition describing the departures of the expelled. It is a space of saying goodbye to Poland, where visitors are able to hear oral history interviews.
In addition to historical materials, various works of art show the moods and experiences associated with the March '68 events, including Leszek Sobocki's lithography "Otarci" (Abraded) or a painting "Time of contempt" by Erna Rosenstein.

"The experience of March '68 is extremely timely today, providing a timeless warning against passivity towards discrimination, xenophobia and violation of human rights,” the exhibition’s curator Justyna Koszarska-Szulc said.

Separate sections describe the lives of refugees after leaving Poland. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of projects.

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 6 Mordechaja Anielewicza St.,
on view until Sept. 24.