Among the deepest motives for travel is the need to grieve and to commemorate loss. Not surprisingly therefore, Jewish visitors to Poland have focused on sites of the Holocaust. Eminent scholar Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett asks how this situation may change once the thousand-year story of the Jews in Poland becomes widely available in the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a cultural achievement fraught with controversy in post-Communist Poland.
University Professor and Professor of Performance Studies
New York University