On the boundary of East and West, Warsaw is unlike any other city in Europe. It gives the impression of being a disorderly city with little harmony where attractive districts and Baroque pre-war buildings stand alongside Stalinist blocks of flats and ultra-modern buildings. However, this urban diversity reflects the unique and moving personality of this atypical capital, providing a window onto Poland's past suffering and its future ambitions.
The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews was inaugurated on October 28, 2014. The museum recounts 1,000 years of Jewish presence in this part of Europe. Both its scope and ambition make it comparable with the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem.