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Microhistories

Microhistory exhibits tell the story of the Lodzer Jewish community through the eyes of individual families. These exhibits use symbolic and documentary layers to spin personal narratives that contribute to a more nuanced understanding of historical milieus and events.

Viewing the past through the lens of a specific family personalizes history, and gives the visitor an opportunity to develop a sense of personal connection to individual human beings. It encourages people to see themselves in history.