Estranged: March ‘68 and Its Aftermath

This exhibition and the program of events commemorated the 50th anniversary of the events of March 1968.

The exhibition explored the causes, progression, and effects of the state-sponsored antisemitic campaign that led to the last mass emigration of Jews from Poland. It gave voice to the March ‘68 generation through written and video testimonies, memorabilia, photos, and documents that speak to their traumatic experiences. More than half the Jews living in Poland at the time left. In the words of Zygmunt Stępiński, Deputy Director of POLIN Museum: “The backdrop of the exhibit is the political situation in Poland, yet the focus is not on the struggles for power or the student strike. The focus is on the fate of Polish Jews who were expelled from Poland after the events of March ‘68.”



European Committee for the Support of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews


Taube Philanthropies and William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation – Global Education Outreach Program, Neubauer Family Foundation, Sills Family Foundation, David Goldman and Debbie Bisno – Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, Marek and Agnieszka Nowakowski, Andrzej i Małgorzata Rojek, Jerry Wartski and family, Paul Goldner and Sandy Soifer