“One in Three” at the Grzybowski Square

20.07.2020 - 31.12.2020

Displays with photos of the “One in Three” exhibition – prepared by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum – and curated by the WGM`s Rafał Kosewski are already at the Grzybowski Square. Due to the epidemics the exhibition was available only at the museum`s website so far

– We avoid drastic images in order to show our heroes in a dignified way. We see them not only as victims, but, first and foremost, people who – despite the extreme conditions – are trying to maintain the last remains of normal life – says the curator. More than 70 archival photographs with historical commentaries, presented on 20 boards, show the normal day in the life of the Warsaw Ghetto. The displayed reproductions of photographs come from the collections of the most important institutions conducting research on Holocaust.

A large part of the presented photographs was taken by the German soldiers of Propaganda-Kompanie 689 – Albert Cusian, Erhard Knoblock and Joe Heydecker. Despite the fact that the vast majority of these photographs were taken for the purposes of propaganda, they also document the misery of the Ghetto.

In addition to the scenes from everyday Ghetto life, the “Every third of us” exhibition presents major historical events, such as, for example the so-called Grossaktion Warsaw and the Uprising of 1943. It also discusses various examples of social and economic life, form the organisation of home committees or charitable institutions to smuggling – an important element of the Ghetto economy.

Prepared by: Anna Kilian

Photo: WGM