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Opening of the exhibition “Roman Ingarden. Photographs and documents from the family archive.”

Opening of the exhibition “Roman Ingarden. Photographs and documents from the family archive” was held 12 October 2020. It accompanied the scientific conference entitled “Dialogue about man on the path to truth. John Paul II – Edith Stein – Roman Ingarden.”

The exhibition is open to visitors until 31 January 2021 during working hours of Edith Stein House; sanitary safety rules need to be obeyed.

The Parliament of Poland announced the year 2020 The Year of Roman Ingarden and The Year of St John Paul II – the two were linked to Edith Stein by phenomenology as a method of philosophizing and widely understood human being issues.

On this occasion, Edith Stein House in Wrocław presents an exhibition of over 40 photographs and documents from the Archive of the Ingarden Family. The collection includes photos from the years of the Polish philosopher’s student youth, his multi-year university activity in Lviv, Toruń and Krakow, as well as family photos. A unique element of the exhibition is the correspondence sent by Bp. Karol Wojtyła to prof. Roman Ingarden concerning the organization of the session devoted to the memory of Edith Stein, which took place on April 6, 1968, as well as excerpts from the manuscript of the lecture delivered by the philosopher during that session. In the first words of his speech, prof. Roman Ingarden said, “I am the only man in Poland who knew Edith Stein personally.”

The exhibition was organized as part of the Cultural Program “Heritage of Edith Stein” thanks to the kindness of prof. Krzysztof Ingarden, who provided materials from the Ingarden Family Archives, and agreed to use the documents presented in the Roman Ingarden Digital Archive and deposited in the Archives of Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences and PAU in Krakow.