Why Are the Poles Amassing Jewish Figurines?

Over the last decade or so, statuettes of a Jew with a coin have been selling in big numbers in Poland. An exhibition in Krakow and newly published catalogue try to get to the bottom of this phenomenon.

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One of the many new things I found on my second visit to Poland in 2000 were wooden statuettes of Jews. On my first visit, in 1988, there were no popular images of Jews around, but 12 years later statuettes...