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Polish Jewish museum unveils virtual tour

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Nick Hodge 27.01.2016 09:54
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has created a virtual tour of important pre-war Jewish areas in Warsaw, using Google’s Street View technology.

From the comfort of their own living room sofas, internet users will be able to transport themselves “to the world of Nalewki Street and the Muranów quarter – reverberating with the sounds of Yiddish, bustling with pavement stalls and shops,” the museum’s website says.

A 360–degree camera photographed the exhibition in the summer of 2014, going through Jewish Warsaw from the XVI century to 1939, when the city was inhabited by 350,000 Jews, nearly 40 percent of its population.

“Thanks to the restoration of forgotten Jewish heritage, we are providing our collections to internet users all over the world,” Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Museum Collections, Jolanta Gumula said.

The museum’s sixth project, titled ‘Warszawa, Warsze’, is available via Google’s Cultural Institute along with the 1000-year History of Polish Jews. (ua/nh)

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