Exhibition on aid to Ukrainian Jews presented in Paris

The Action and Protection League (APL) opened an exhibition entitled ‘Escaping Ukraine: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?’ at the European Centre of Judaism in Paris.

The exhibition focuses specifically, but not exclusively, on Jewish relief efforts. It highlights three specific cases from Hungary, Poland and Germany, where Jewish communities have joined forces with local governments to rescue Jews and non-Jews. However, the exhibition reveals the disintegration of thousands of families primarily through the stories of the residents of the Chabad Rescue Village for Ukrainian Refugees in Balatonőszöd, where people found shelter after fleeing their country due to the outbreak of war.

The opening ceremony was attended by prominent figures like the Israeli Minister of Diaspora, Amichai Schikli, the President of Consistorie du Paris, Mr Joel Mergui, and Rabbi Levi Matusof, who represented the Ukrainian Jewish Community. The organising foundation was represented by the Secretary General of the Action and Protection League, Kálmán Szalai, and Foreign Affairs Director Tamir Wertzberger.

Paris is the second venue of this exhibition, which was created by historian Dr. Yitzchak Mais. It will be open to the public until March 28th and will then be moved back to Brussels to Brussels to the Hungarian Cultural Institute. Afterwards, visitors can view the exhibition in Berlin.