On November 12th, 2007, the German Ambassador to Poland Michael H. Gerdts and the Chairman of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute Marian Turski signed an agreement concerning a German government subsidy for the construction of the Museum. The donation of 5 million Euros was assigned to preparations for the Core Exhibition and the technical fit-out of the Museum building.
The German government subsidy was the first foreign government subsidy toward the Museum.
“The German government will subsidize this unique museum project that will bring nearer the millenary contribution of Jews to Polish history and culture.”
Michael H. Gerdts, former German Ambassador to Poland