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Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute Museum

Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute Museum (Street Tłomackie 3/5, Warsaw) – this museum, located within the Main Judaic Library, is one of the few Jewish historical sites that are still located in the Warsaw Ghetto. Two major displays are housed here: one on the history of the Warsaw Ghetto (up until the Jewish community’s elimination […]

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Copernicus Science Centre

Copernicus Science Centre (Street Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 20, Warsaw) — this science museum is named after the famed 16th century Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus – who originally promoted his proven theory that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe. This science center has over 450 interactive exhibits – which has become popular […]

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Bedzin Castle

Bedzin Castle (ul. Świerczewskiego 15 Bedzin) — located in the town of the same name, this castle goes back to the 14th century.  A previous wooden fortification existed here, but was burned down by the Mongols in 1241.  In 1358, Casimir the Great (1333-1370) replaced that structure with the current (still-standing) stone-based one.  At the […]

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About Polonia

Poland is best known for its place in history as being a country under constant occupation from one foreign force or another. A large Eastern European country that was wedged between two powerful countries during the 20th century (Germany and Russia), Poland was ruled by local monarchs (the Jagiellonian dynasty) for much of the Middle […]