Polish Jewish museum to open in April 2013

September 19, 2011 - 8:55 AM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials say a museum on the 1,000-year history of Poland's Jews will open on the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.

Agnieszka Rudzinska, the head of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, said Monday it will open to visitors on April 19, 2013, the 70th anniversary of the doomed uprising by Warsaw's Jews against the Nazis.

Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski announced a subsidy of 10 million zlotys ($3 million) to help finish the concrete-and-glass building on time. The funds are to come from state and Warsaw coffers.

Poland's Jewish community numbered 3.5 million before World War II, but most were murdered during the Holocaust under German Nazi occupation.