Embassy Officials Learn More about Project to Establish the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Embassy Officials and Warsaw Ghetto Museum Staff at Warsaw Ghetto Wall

On October 30 the Embassy’s Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings, and Cultural Specialist Beata Milewska met with staff responsible for establishing the Warsaw Ghetto Museum projected to open in 2023.  The Embassy officials learned about the project’s background and the Polish government’s preservation of an historic building that will house the museum in what was once the Warsaw Ghetto. During the meeting, both sides discussed the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh and reaffirmed their mutual commitment to promoting education and dialogue about the Holocaust and in particular the importance of promoting universal values of tolerance and understanding with new generations.  At the end of the meeting, museum staff accompanied the Embassy officials on a tour of the historic former Bersohn and Bauman Children’s Hospital which will house the Warsaw Ghetto Museum.  The hospital also provided emergency medical assistance to Home Army soldiers and civilians during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.  The site is located adjacent to one of the last fragments of the wall that enclosed the Warsaw Ghetto.