Buffalo, NY – The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius University and The Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) are among several groups that are bringing “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto” traveling exhibition to Western New York. Buffalo is the 3rd city in the United States to host this exhibition. It presents powerful excerpts from Rywka Lipszyc’s diary, as well as expert commentary from historians, doctors, psychologists and rabbis that help visitors to understand the context of that time. The exhibit also includes historical artifacts and documents from WNY Holocaust survivors.
The exhibition is free and open to the public and on display at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum (453 Porter Ave.) from January 2022 - May 2022. ]
The following organizations have made the exhibition possible: The Galicia Jewish Museum, the Buffalo Jewish Federation, The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius University, the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, The Koret Foundation, Daemen College’s Center for Polish Studies, the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, and the Rose H. and Leonard H. Frank Cultural Arts Fund.
Museum hours are: January and February- Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and March, April and May- Tuesdays-Sundays from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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