The book discusses the issues connected with depicting and interpreting the Holocaust. The Museum invited 100 contributors: philosophers, historians, literary scholars, psychiatrists, artist, curators and writers to answer questions that seem crucial today – about memory and ways of describing the Holocaust, and the limits of artistic freedom when talking about these events.
The volume is is a collection of critical articles and texts on contemporary art published from 1902 until the end of the author's life, i.e. until 1918, in the press and exhibition catalogues. The book was first published by Gallimard in 1960 and was created thanks to the work of the French editor L-C. Breunig, who collected the texts in this volume from dispersed publications and arranged them in chronological order, as well as provided a foreword and footnotes. The book was translated by Jan Gondowicz, a renowned translator from French and Russian.
During 1942–1945 Zofia Posmysz was a prisoner at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she worked in the kitchen and the food warehouse as a scribe. She survived the death march to the KL Ravensbrück, spending the final months of the war in the Neustadt-Glewe camp. After the war she devoted herself to becoming a writer and educator and became a journalist. The experience of the Holocaust became her mission. The richly illustrated publication is a compilation of Zofia Posmysz’s reminiscences and stories recorded by Maria Anna Potocka.
Michel Kichka's comic book is an autobiographical narrative in which he relates – sometimes in a humorous or ironic way – some key moments from his childhood, adolescence and adulthood in the shadow of the Shoah.
Latest issue of our magazine, devoted to MOCAK programme research regarding Leon Chwistek, Marian Eile, Roman Ingarden and Mieczysław Porębski. The artistic and intellectual biographies of these artists are discussed in the context of the activities and planned activities of the Museum.