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The idea of telling the story of Children of the Holocaust with photographs of their Jewish and Polish parents was formulated by the President of the "Children of the Holocaust" Association in Poland, Joanna Sobolewska-Pyz (pictured above)
— a Holocaust survivor child herself. The juxtaposition of archival photographs with contemporary portraits added emotional strength to memories of the children and added a contemporary, positive conclusion to their story. The result is an exhibition about life.

The boards were exhibited first in the POLIN Museum in Warsaw in April 2015.
Nearly three months later,
the exhibition was shown during Singer's Warsaw Festival in Warsaw and began to travel to other places in Poland, as well as all over the world.


The boards of the exhibition are accompa-
nied by an animation video.
Usually, both are displa-
yed in the same room, but the animation is also sometimes exhibited as
a separate, isolated part of the project.


For those who cannot see the exhibition.
In addition to the opportunity to familiarize oneself with the memories of the survivor children, the website informs about upcoming exhibitions and other events related to the project.


The album is a publication accompanying the exhibition.
It presents the stories of rescued children in Polish, English, and German. It serves to promote the educational activities of the Association abroad.


Anna Kołacińska-Gałązka, press and book editor, publisher, educator. Graduate of History and Culture of Jews in Poland at the Department of History at the University of Warsaw. Editor of the volume of memories "Children of the Holocaust speak...", author of interviews with survivors. Member of the Second Generation Association - Descendants of the Holocaust Survivors. Experienced Media Manager, inter alia Editor-in-chief of "Jestem" and "Zdrowie", Deputy Editor-in-chief of weekly "Naj" and monthly "Voyage" and "Highway" magazines. Editor and publisher of the globally appreciated "The Newspaper Designer's Handbook" by Tim Harrower for the Polish media market; organizer of training program of the "Academy of Local Press" for journalists and managers of the Chamber of Press Publishers.

Jacek Gałązka, Information Designer, graphic designer of newspapers, illustrated magazines and websites in Poland, Belgium, the Republic of South Africa, Sweden, Pakistan, and the USA. The author of the exhibition "Banknotes of the Martial Law" for the Free Word Association. Press publishers' adviser. Promoter and trainer of media professionals: managers, journalists, graphic designers, and photographers, as well as market research and public relations agencies. Member of the international designers' organization Society for News Design, juror of graphic design competitions, permanent associate of the Chamber of Press Publishers. Author and expert on support programs for independent media in democracy-emerging countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, associate of non-governmental organizations.

The project contributors also include:Grażyna Antos (editing), Marcel Weyland, (English texts), Jurgen Hensel, (German texts), Marek Kurpios (animation, film editing), Jury Lichtarowicz (sound editing).


Maciej Śmiarowski, personal photographer of Poland's Prime Minister, press photographer, producer of television programs. He specializes in portrait photography (Otylia Jedrzejczak, Raul Lozano, Nikolai Valuev, Maja Włoszczowska, Tomasz Majewski), documentary photography ("Underwater game", a series of photos of Olympic swimmers team), and session photography (for Wprost: Przemysław Gosiewski, Sławomir Nitras, Roman Polko oraz Kinga Baranowska, Paweł Korzeniowski). Creator of Zoom, a specialty program cycle for nSport television. He cooperates with Cemed clinic, implementing documentation of medical treatment for the needs of international scientific publications. Author of advertising photos for CCC, Bank BGŻ, Haribo. He collaborated with the Forum for Dialogue Among Nations in the implementation of the program School of Dialogue. He works as a volunteer with the Children's Hematology Clinic in Wrocław run by prof. Alicja Chybicka.


Rosa Luxemburg Foundation — sponsor of the project "My Jewish Parents, My Polish Parents," and "the traveling exhibition" in Poland and Germany, 55 Płatnicza Str., 01-832 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 502 35 50, www.rls.pl, biuro@rls.pl

Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN — organizer and host of the first exhibition in the days 16.04 - 29.06.2015 r. MHPJ POLIN, 6 Anielewicza Str., 00-157 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 471 03 00, www.polin.pl, info@polin.pl,

SHALOM Foundation — organizer of the Singer's Warsaw Festival 2015, during which the exhibition was shown in the days 23.08 - 29.09.2015. 12/16 Grzybowski Square, 00-104 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 620 30 36, shalom.org.pl, shalom@shalom.org.pl

Austrian Cultural Forum — host of the exhibition during the Singer festival Warsaw 2015. 7/9 Próżna Str., 00-107 Warsaw, tel. +48 22 526 88 00/11, www.austria.org.pl, warschau-kf@bmeia.gv.at

Jan Karski Society - Institute for the Culture of Encounter and Dialogue
— host of exhibition on 5.10 - 01.12.2015. 7 Planty Str., 25-508 Kielce, tel. +48 41 201 02 38, www.jankarski.org.pl, biuro@jankarski.org.pl

The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center
— host of exhibition on 27.01 - 30.03.2016. 83 Wojska Polskiego Str., 91-755 Łódź, tel. +48 42 636 38 21, www.centrumdialogu.com, biuro@centrumdialogu.com