“Jews in the Polish Army” Exhibition at the Częstochowa TSKŻ

September 15, 2018

The Częstochowa TSKŻ (Social-Cultural Association of Jews) was the venue for the opening of the “Jews in the Polish Army” exhibition, in the presence of Częstochowa Deputy Mayor Ryszard Stefaniak and Częstochowa Museum Director Tadeusz Piersiak.

The exhibition was created through the efforts of the HADAR Committee, together with the Polish Military Centre for Civic Education, the Polish Army Museum, the Katyń Museum, the Jewish Historical Institute and the TSKŻ in Poland. It has already been displayed in other Polish cities and abroad.

The exhibition consists of eighteen panels telling the stories of Jewish soldiers in the Polish Army who fought in Polish uprisings and battles during the 19th and 20th centuries. As well as presenting the Jewish resistance movements and the story of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, it tells how Jews fought for Poland’s freedom and independence.

The exhibition was brought to Częstochowa thanks to the efforts of
Częstochowa TSKŻ Chair, Izabela Sobańska-Klekowska and Deputy-Chair Ryszard Welgryn.