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Gallery 8: Postwar Years, 1944 to the present

Nathan Rapoport’s Monument to the Ghetto Heroes was unveiled on the rubble of the destroyed ghetto in 1948 on the fifth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. The creation of this monument is shown through documents, photographs and original objects from POLIN Museum’s collection. A 1948 newsreel film captures the unveiling of the monument before thousands of witnesses and dignitaries in Poland and from abroad. Memorializing the tragedy, restoring dignity, and seeking justice were of utmost importance to survivors of the Holocaust. POLIN Museum faces the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes.