Lydia Sarfati Attends the Inauguration Ceremony for the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Warsaw, Poland – October 2014 – Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin officially inaugurated the core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, and Lydia Sarfati, Repêchage CEO and Founder was present for this memorable event.
Throughout the years, Sarfati has supported the development of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, having hosted several fundraisers with Rainer Mahlamaki, architect for the Museum, in her own home.
Sarfati grew up as a Polish-Jew in Poland, with both of her parents being holocaust survivors. Sarfati’s mother, a Russian labor camp survivor, fled to Poland after the camps were liberated by the Americans and Russians, while her father was a Polish survivor in the Holocaust. It wasn’t until 1969 that Sarfati and her family were forced to leave Poland by the then anti-Semitic government.
With her personal commitment to this project and Polish-Jewish heritage, Sarfati wanted to allow time from her business-oriented agenda to take part in this memorable event.
“I am very proud of my heritage, and happy to witness this inauguration between Komorowski and Rivlin. I am happy to see Polish-Jewish heritage being celebrated and showing how we lived, and not just how we died,” stated Sarfati.
The POLIN Museum of History is dedicated to the history of Polish Jews, with its foundation resting upon the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. Komorowski and Rivlin joined forces to unveil POLIN’s main exhibit – A 1000-Year History of Polish Jews. The exhibit features 8 galleries that each highlights a different period in history of Jewish life in Poland, including the Jews’ arrival to Poland to periods of oppression. Letters, diaries, photos and other materials are used in conjunction with state-of-the art technology to tell the story.
For more about POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, please visit http://www.polin.pl/en
For more information on Lydia Sarfati, please visit www.lydiasarfati.com
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