Warsaw, Poland, 2017. 255 pp. illustrations: 48 col., 23 × 22.5 cm. Polish and English.
Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN (13 October 2017–29 January 2018)
A new version of the Jewish Museum London’s exhibition “Blood: Uniting and Dividing” (#2203), dedicated to the meaning of blood in Jewish culture. This Polish edition further developed the threads which emerged in the London showing, enriching them with new ideas and objects. Contemporary artworks were interspersed with the narrative, which included sections on circumcision, mikvah, ritual slaughtering, and others. Nine new catalog essays on Ritual and Belief, Jewish Blood—Christian Blood (including blood libel), “Jews, Race and Racism in Interwar Poland” (Olga Linkiewicz), Medicine and Genetics, and Identity. Detailed entries. No itemized listing.
Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card with blood-collection tube, 20 × 11.2 cm.