Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell is helping to revive Jewish heritage in Poland by raising funds for a museum dedicated to Holocaust victims.
Bell took the stage for a benefit concert on Wednesday (21Oct09) at Poland's National Opera in Warsaw - where The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is being built.
The museum is under construction in a district of the capital once home to the infamous Warsaw Ghetto, where 400,000 Polish Jews were imprisoned.
Many of the captives perished of starvation or disease during the occupation by Nazi soldiers during World War II, while others were sent to die in concentration camps.
The long-awaited multi-media facility is slated to cost a total of $144 million (£96 million) and is expected to open its doors in 2011.