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Exhibition Opening: “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto”
May 18 @ 11:30 PM - May 19 @ 2:30 AM
Opening May 18 “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódz Ghetto,” explores a young girl’s fight for survival and the search for what happened to her after the Holocaust.
Discovered in the ashes of a destroyed crematorium at Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, the diary of 14-year-old Rywka Lipszyc documented her life in the Łódz ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944. Rywka’s diary paints a portrait of a young girl who, despite losing her siblings and parents, never lost her hope or her faith. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary traveled to the United States, where it was translated into English, supplemented with commentaries, and published. The exhibition will be presented in both English and Polish for the first time since its debut at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Poland.
Join us for the “Girl in the Diary” opening program with Jakub Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland. Nowakowski’s presentation will discuss the Museum’s work, the creation of and unique features of the exhibition, and the incredible discovery that inspired it.
Registration is free, but required: https://ihm.ec/girlinthediaryopening
More about the exhibit: https://ihm.ec/girlinthediary
An exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, Poland.
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s presentation of “The Girl in the Diary” is made possible with generous support from Golder Family Foundation and Mark and Lisa Pinsky.
Community partners: Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago; Chicago Jewish Historical Society; Midwest Center for Jewish Learning; National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore; NILI (at Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago); Yeshiva University Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago