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On the Other Side of the Torah

September 3, 2012 - Example Author - News Briefs

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You are invited to visit a new exhibition that is opening at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland. The exhibit will be showing from September 6th 2012 – until November 6th 2012.

The exhibition, titled “On the Other Side of the Torah” is centered around two unusual relics from the Second World War, recently discovered in the town of Tübingen, Germany: portraits of a uniformed Wehrmacht soldier and of his wife, both images painted on the back of Torah scrolls. The exhibition will be the first time that these objects have been exhibited since their discovery in Tübingen in 2010, and the first exhibition of its kind ever held in Poland.

In addition to key informational texts and translations of the Torah fragments in English, Polish and German, the exhibition features audio and video commentary from a range of perspectives, communities, nationalities and age groups––Jews, Catholics, Protestants, secular humanists, Poles, Germans, Americans, Israelis, old and young, Holocaust survivors, rabbi and seminary student, artist and journalist.

The opening ceremony will take place on Sept 6 2012 at 18.00.

The Galicia Jewish Museum exists to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to celebrate the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, presenting Jewish history from a new perspective.

Located in the heart of Kazimierz, Kraków’s Jewish quarter.  One of Poland’s most visited Jewish museums and cultural centres

For more information on the exhibit please visit:

http://www.en.galiciajewishmuseum.org/on-the-other-side-of-the-torah-wartime-portraits-from-tubingen.html

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