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Exhibition Opening: “The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Lodz Ghetto”

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:
More about the exhibit:
An exhibition at the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków, Poland.


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