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Robert Kostro: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw

Robert Kostro: The Polish History Museum in Warsaw

ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What are the three missions of Warsaw’s Polish History Museum?

Robert Kostro is a Polish historian, journalist, columnist and politician. In the 1980s, Mr. Kostro was active in the anti-communist Polish Youth Movement, and after the establishment of democracy he held different government posts, including Director of Foreign Relations in the Prime Minister’s Office and several in the Ministry of Culture. He later taught history at the Lazarski School of Commerce and Law.

Since its founding in 2006 he has been the director of the Polish History Museum in Warsaw.

Last week we spoke with Mr. Kostro about the history of the Jews in Poland, and Jan Karski, who tried unsuccessfully to tell the world about what was happening in Europe during the Holocaust. This week we are bringing you the second part of the interview, in which he speaks with us about the Polish History Museum.

(In the photo: Future home of the Polish History Museum in Warsaw)

And, just a reminder that you can still see the Jan Karski exhibit at Centro Sefarad-Israel in Madrid until June 30.

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