Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition ‘Remember the Former Things of Old’ (Isaiah 46:9)

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Kielce pogrom. In addition to factual information about the events the exhibition presents the documents from the investigation and excerpts from court testimonies situated in a broader historical context and atmosphere of the post-war times. It is a dynamic, multimedia exhibition which is going to be further developed and expanded.

Visiting times: Mondays – Friday from 12.00 pm to 4.30 pm..

Admission: PLN 10.

The exhibition entitled ‘Remember the Former Things of Old’ was opened on July 2, 2016. The event was attended by Wojciech Lubawski, mayor of Kielce, and Jan Piotrowski, Kielce Bishop. Two days later, the exhibition was visited by the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, and Deputy Prime Minister, Piotr Gliński.


Concept, exhibition scenario, curator – Bogdan Białek

Exhibition collections and executive supervision – Andrzej Białek

History studies - Dr. Jan Główka (chronology of the events of the Kielce Pogrom), dr. Marek Maciągowski (history of the Jews of Kielce)

Scientific consultations - Professor Bożena Szaynok, Professor Joanna Tokarska-Bakir

Exhibition consultation - Marek Cecuła, Michał Jaskulski

Source materials The Institute of National Remembrance, Branches in Kielce and Warsaw, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, the National Film Archive, Polish Press Agency, the Museum of the History of Kielce, the Witold Gombrowicz Regional Public Library in Kielce, the Małopolska Digital Library, Esther Montag’s private collection (USA), Yaacov Kotlicki’s private collection (Israel)

Videos of testimonies of survivors and a report from a rededication ceremony of the gravestone of the Pogrom victims Two Points Films and Metro Films

Major donors Yaacov Kotlicki and Bogdan Bialek

Other donors Association of the Jewish Historical Institute in Poland; Targi Kielce – exhibition and congress centre; Marshal Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodship; Drugie Pokolenie Association; Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund, New Synagogue Foundation - Center for Dialogue in Poznan.