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Acclaimed Photo Exhibit On Pre-War Jewish Life

March 09, 2007

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, North American Council and The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University cordially invite you to a benefit honoring Sigmund A. Rolat and Wayne Zuckerman and celebrating the opening of the photographic exhibit.

Photo: Jacek Goldman and his sister Wanda, Krakow, 1924.

Golda Tencer, Creator of the Exhibit, will attend

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2007, 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Viewing of the Exhibit

Proceeds to benefit
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, North American Council and The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House at Boston University
RSVP form call 212-836-1536 or email lsherman@mhpjnac.org for benefit tickets and further information

Center for Jewish History
Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street, New York City
tel. 212-294-8330

The exhibition will be on view MARCH 1 – JUNE 24, 2007
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Adults: $8; Seniors & Students: $6;
YU Museum Members & Children under 5: Free

The exhibition And I Still See Their Faces: The Vanished World of Polish Jews was created by Golda Tencer, founder and director of the Shalom Foundation in Warsaw, an initiative dedicated to preserving the Polish-Jewish heritage in Poland. This photographic exhibition documents the thriving life of Polish Jews and their everyday activities in the years before the Holocaust. Photographs and albums from that era, whose subjects had perished, were scattered throughout Poland and beyond, but were saved from obscurity by the Shalom Foundation when it issued an appeal in 1994 for photos that yielded over 7,000 prints from all over Poland and the world, from professional portraits and group photos to family snapshots. From this collection, which is still growing, was culled this extraordinarily moving panorama of a whole society, the photographs digitally enlarged, beautifully arranged, and accompanied by the eloquent commentaries of the surviving relatives and friends – or their descendants – who responded to the Shalom Foundation’s appeal, thus vividly evoking the vanished world of over three million Polish Jews.

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS for the event include: Ambassador Shevah Weiss, Consul General of the Republic of Poland Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk, Alexander Goldberg, Victor & Monica Markowicz, Rick Parasol, Stuart Rubenstein, Aaron Seligson, Alan M. Silberstein

EVENT CHAIRS: Bonnie Anfang, Michael Berkowicz

TRIBUTE COMMITTEE: Severyn Ashkenazy, Diane Fink, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Mr. & Mrs. Murray Mruvka, Bernard Osher, Eva & Leon Rubach, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Hon. Stephen J. Solarz, Tad Taube

To learn more about The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is being built in Warsaw, and whose North American Council is co-sponsoring this exhibition, please visit: www.Jewishmuseum.org.pl