LONDON (Sep. 23)
According to information reaching here from Warsaw, the Jewish Historical Institute decided to reorganize and extend its exhibits of the holocaust into a full-scale Jewish museum, which will reflect “a thousand years of Jewish history in Poland.” This task could not be undertaken without the Polish authorities. The Polish government will decide upon the exhibits, their interpretation and the whole purpose of the museum.
According to reports, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Juzef Teichma, told a delegation from the Jewish Historical Institute that the government would adopt the project and its financing.
He reportedly approved of a plan to hold an exhibition depicting Jewish life in Poland until the year 1795 (the final partition of Poland between Germany, Russia and Austria). This is in keeping with the policy of the government to divert attention from the battle of the Warsaw Ghetto and other feats of Jewish resistance, and focus attention upon Jewish life in Poland in past centuries.