When I first heard that Warsaw’s Polin Museum had an exhibit about Muranow, the former Jewish quarter of the Polish capital, my first instinct was to buy a ticket to Warsaw – until I remembered that we’re in the midst of an epidemic.
Although I live in Israel, Muranow has become very familiar to me in recent years, during my ongoing research of daily Jewish life in Warsaw before the Holocaust. But my interest also extends to life in Muranow today. 70 years have passed since the Holocaust, so when I visit the area, I’m just as eager to learn about the Poles living there now as I am about its former Jewish residents.
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