Councillor for press and culture issues Frank Finver, cultural attaché Dan Hastings and Beata Milewska from the American Embassy met with the management board members and the team of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum.
The visit was an opportunity to present the assumptions of a new cultural institution of which the aim is to present tragic events during the German occupation of Poland in World War II and to commemorate those who lived and suffered in the ghetto at that time. The initial plan for the implementation of the museum’s mission and goals and the future seat were presented in the historic building of the Bersohn and Bauman Hospital, built for private money by two Jewish families and donated to social purposes.
Commemorating the victims and showing the unimaginable tragedy of the Jewish community in the Warsaw Ghetto Museum is to protect future generations from fundamental and racist attitudes.
During the meeting, director Albert Stankowski expressed his words of regret over the tragedy which occurred on 27th October 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In the „Tree of Life” synagogue, an armed attacker opened fire, resulting in the deaths of 11 people and 6 injured. The attacker shouted anti-Semitic slogans. The perpetrator was arrested and heard accusations of 29 crimes. Earlier, the condolences were sent to the entire American Nation directly into the hands of Her Excellency Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher.