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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents "The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto" opening reception

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will present a new exhibition, "The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto," honoring the life of Rywka Lipszyc, a teenage Polish victim of the Holocaust who documented her life in the Łódź Ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944.

In 1945, Rywka’s diary was found in the ashes of a destroyed crematorium in the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp. Rywka’s diary told the story of a young girl who lost her siblings and parents, but never lost hope or her faith. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary traveled to the United States, where it was translated from Polish, supplemented with commentaries, and published in book form as a moving memoir of life and adolescence in the Łódź Ghetto.

In cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, the special exhibition will feature excerpts from the diary, multimedia displays, and historical artifacts, allowing visitors to briefly walk the streets of the Łódź Ghetto and get to know one of its residents, Rywka Lipszyc.

The opening reception will include a special program featuring a conversation with Jakub Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum and Co-Curator of the exhibition. An experienced researcher and published author of scholarly articles on the Holocaust and other Jewish historical events, Nowakowski’s efforts to bring Rywka’s story to life have inspired thousands.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 31.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will present a new exhibition, "The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto," honoring the life of Rywka Lipszyc, a teenage Polish victim of the Holocaust who documented her life in the Łódź Ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944.

In 1945, Rywka’s diary was found in the ashes of a destroyed crematorium in the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp. Rywka’s diary told the story of a young girl who lost her siblings and parents, but never lost hope or her faith. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary traveled to the United States, where it was translated from Polish, supplemented with commentaries, and published in book form as a moving memoir of life and adolescence in the Łódź Ghetto.

In cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, the special exhibition will feature excerpts from the diary, multimedia displays, and historical artifacts, allowing visitors to briefly walk the streets of the Łódź Ghetto and get to know one of its residents, Rywka Lipszyc.

The opening reception will include a special program featuring a conversation with Jakub Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum and Co-Curator of the exhibition. An experienced researcher and published author of scholarly articles on the Holocaust and other Jewish historical events, Nowakowski’s efforts to bring Rywka’s story to life have inspired thousands.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 31.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will present a new exhibition, "The Girl in the Diary: Searching for Rywka from the Łódź Ghetto," honoring the life of Rywka Lipszyc, a teenage Polish victim of the Holocaust who documented her life in the Łódź Ghetto between October 1943 and April 1944.

In 1945, Rywka’s diary was found in the ashes of a destroyed crematorium in the liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp. Rywka’s diary told the story of a young girl who lost her siblings and parents, but never lost hope or her faith. More than 60 years after its discovery, the diary traveled to the United States, where it was translated from Polish, supplemented with commentaries, and published in book form as a moving memoir of life and adolescence in the Łódź Ghetto.

In cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, Poland, the special exhibition will feature excerpts from the diary, multimedia displays, and historical artifacts, allowing visitors to briefly walk the streets of the Łódź Ghetto and get to know one of its residents, Rywka Lipszyc.

The opening reception will include a special program featuring a conversation with Jakub Nowakowski, Director of the Galicia Jewish Museum and Co-Curator of the exhibition. An experienced researcher and published author of scholarly articles on the Holocaust and other Jewish historical events, Nowakowski’s efforts to bring Rywka’s story to life have inspired thousands.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through December 31.

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
300 N. Houston St.
Dallas, TX 75202
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