Oil magnate Jan Kulczyk, the richest man in Poland, announced, this week, that he was contributing 20 million zlotys - close to five million Euros/$6 million - for completion of the new Museum of Polish Jewish History in Warsaw. The facility is schedule to open, this year, in space occupied by the Judenrat Jewish council in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust, opposite the memorial to the heroes of the ghetto. The museum will have 4,300 square meters of permanent exhibits and 1,300 square meters of temporary exhibits, dedicated to Polish Jewry from the Middle Ages to the present.
Kulczyk's contribution is the largest donation by a private individual and matches that of the German government. When asked by media about the huge contribution, he said that business is not everything and that there are more important things in life, like remembering what happened in the state, not so many years before.