New Polish Museum to Commemorate Christians During WW2

Date:

A new museum in Poland will showcase the work of Polish Christians during the Holocaust, reports Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

The Saint John Paul II Memory and Identity Museum will display more than 40,000 accounts of Polish Christians who risked their lives and rescued their Jewish countrymen during World War II.

The museum will fill an important gap in our museum offerings, which still does not sufficiently cover both the axiology of John Paul II and the issues of Polish-Jewish relations during World War II. —Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński

The museum aims to curate artifacts of the history of early Polish Christians, spanning over 1,000 years. The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage will donate $22 million to help the museum gather and preserve these valuable mementos.

Located in Toruń, northern Poland, the museum will highlight stories of people who witnessed the heroic deeds of Polish Christians who rescued Jews from persecution by the Nazi regime. The Lux Veritatis Foundation, which has collected these accounts since 1995, will run the operation of the museum.

In a statement, Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński said, “The museum will fill an important gap in our museum offerings, which still does not sufficiently cover both the axiology of John Paul II and the issues of Polish-Jewish relations during World War II.”

In the study Europe’s Young Adults and Religion, Poland is named the most religious country. Researchers surveyed 16- to 29-year olds in 12 countries in Europe and found that more than 10% of the respondents in Poland attend services at least once a week, according to The Guardian.

Sources:
Jewish Telegraph Agency
The Telegraph

Joyce Dimaculangan
Joyce Dimaculangan
Joyce has more than 15 years experience writing news, industry articles and blogs for the private and public sectors. Most of her career was spent writing technical documentation for a software company in the Philippines. She earned a B.A. in Communication Arts with a concentration in writing from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. During her leisure time, Joyce pursues her interest in reading fiction and playing with her dogs. She can be contacted at Joyce@onechristianvoice.com.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share post:

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be the first to know what's happening in the Christian community

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Christian Groups Condemn Same-Sex Marriage Bill

More than 80 Christian groups in the US condemned the bill legalizing same-sex marriage. In a letter signed by 83 faith-based groups, it called the Senate to oppose the said bill which they claim is an attack on people of faith.

Ukrainian Kids Attend Bible Camps in Hungary

Ukrainian refugee children have enjoyed Bible camp despite being away from their homeland.

Bible Distribution Grew Despite Pandemic

The United Bible Societies (UBS) announced that around 32.6 million copies of the Bible were distributed in 2021, a 5.5% increase compared to the previous year.

Over 3,000 People Accept Jesus at UK Christian Festival

Festival Manchester, the largest Christian mission in the North West of England, attracted 65,000 people, with more that 3,000 Brits responding to the call of Christ.