Keeping Polish Jewish heritage alive
Officials say a museum on the history of Polish Jews has made huge strides toward its planned opening next year thanks to several million dollars in new donations announced this week.
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The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, being built in the heart of the former Warsaw Ghetto, has received a joint $7 million donation from the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture. Both are California-based philanthropies chaired by Tad Taube, a Polish-born American businessman.
Jan Kulczyk, a Polish oil tycoon, also announced a gift of 20 million Polish zlotys ($6 million) this week.
Museum officials hailed the gifts Wednesday as crucial to finishing the museum's permanent multimedia exhibition that will narrate 1,000 years of Jewish life in Poland.