Temporary Exhibition: Jews in Polish Army
The National Museum in Szczecin - The Dialogue Centre Upheavals | Plac Solidarności 1, 70-515 Szczecin, Polska


Until June 30th, 2018, in the conference room of The National Museum in Szczecin - The Dialogue Centre Upheavals, the exhibition "Jews in the Polish Army" will be on display.

The exhibition describes the participation of Jews in the Polish army from the fifteenth century to the end of World War II. During this period, many soldiers of Jewish origin belonged to the army, and many of them have exceptionally contributed in Polish history. In particular, the figures of Berk Joselewicz, a participant of the Kościuszko Uprising, as well as generals: Wilhelm Orlik-Ruckemann and Bernard Mond, who fought in regular units of the Polish Army during World War II, will be presented.

There will also be shown, among others, issues less known to the general public, such as the fight of Jews for free Poland and its borders, their participation in the September campaign in 1939, or the activity of the Military Mosaic Ministry in the Second Polish Republic. The authors of the exhibition devoted a separate board to the Jewish victims of the Katyn massacre, as well as to the figure of Rabbi Baruch Steinberg - the Supreme Rabin of the Polish Army. There will also be information about the Jewish resistance movement (the Jewish Military Union and the Jewish Combat Organization), the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the Battle of Monte Cassino, as the Polish 2nd Corps under the command of General Władysław Anders also included Jewish soldiers.


The exhibition has been arranged with the cooperation of Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce, Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Żydowski Instytut Historyczny and Wojskowe Centrum Edukacji Obywatelskiej.