April 2019

The Daffodils Campaign- Instruction: How to make a paper daffodil

2019-04-23T19:04:18+00:00

Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, would lay yellow daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes each year on April 19, the anniversary of the outbreak of the uprising. Edelman was tireless in his promotion of democratic values and tolerance in postwar Poland. Inspired by Marek Edelman, POLIN [...]

The Daffodils Campaign- Instruction: How to make a paper daffodil2019-04-23T19:04:18+00:00

February 2019

POLIN Museum hosts guests from the United Nations

2019-02-06T22:55:18+00:00

Last Tuesday on January 29th, POLIN Museum hosted some distinguished visitors from the United Nations. This included a delegation of permanent representatives to the U.N. from around 30 countries, and other esteemed guests. The evening was hosted by POLIN's Museum Director, Professor Dariusz Stola. Our special guests had the opportunity to tour the core exhibition, and took [...]

POLIN Museum hosts guests from the United Nations2019-02-06T22:55:18+00:00

July 2018

WARSAW TO HOST INTERNATIONAL JEWISH GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE IN AUGUST

2018-09-25T03:24:46+00:00

Registration is still open for the 38th International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies conference will be held in Warsaw August 5-10.  A highlight of the event will be the Pamela Weisberger Memorial lecture, to be delivered by Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett. The lecture is entitled Meet the Family: A Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. For details:  http://www.ajgs.org.au/pamela-weisberger-memorial-lecture-2018-announced/ [...]

WARSAW TO HOST INTERNATIONAL JEWISH GENEALOGICAL CONFERENCE IN AUGUST2018-09-25T03:24:46+00:00

NEW MONUMENT HONORS 10 JEWISH HOLOCAUST VICTIMS

2018-08-31T16:05:35+00:00

A matzeva (tombstone) was recently erected in memory of 10 Jews from Wąwolnica and Nałęczów, who were murdered in the fall of 1942 and buried in Rogalow. Thanks to locals who warmly remember their friends, we know that amongst others, here lie: Rachel Tarczyc, 22 years old; Shmuel Eisenshtark, 50 years old; and Mr. Pulawski, [...]

NEW MONUMENT HONORS 10 JEWISH HOLOCAUST VICTIMS2018-08-31T16:05:35+00:00

June 2018

The new temporary exhibition in POLIN Museum, ‘Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath’

2018-06-27T03:52:46+00:00

On the 8th of March a new temporary exhibition, ‘Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath’, was opened in POLIN Museum. The exhibition focuses on the tragical causes of the anti-Semitic campaign of the Polish government that was carried out 50 years ago. In result, the lifes of thousands of people were ruined as they were forced to [...]

The new temporary exhibition in POLIN Museum, ‘Estranged: March ’68 and Its Aftermath’2018-06-27T03:52:46+00:00

Jewish Culture Festival In Kraków

2018-06-27T03:39:22+00:00

Original Post - http://www.taubephilanthropies.org/jewish-culture-festival-in-krakow The Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków is the largest Jewish festival in the world. Each year, the Festival offers over 200 events, including musical performances, lectures, workshops, and guided tours, presented by hundreds of artists from France, Germany, Israel, Poland, and the United States. More than 25,000 people attend the Festival from [...]

Jewish Culture Festival In Kraków2018-06-27T03:39:22+00:00

May 2018

‘The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc’ awarded the Historical Award

by weekly magazine POLITYKA

2018-08-21T15:57:02+00:00

The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc was awarded the Historical Award by POLITYKA, an influential weekly magazine of national and international affairs. Initiated in 1959, it's the oldest award in Poland for publications related to the recent history of Poland. The jury is selected from distinguished Polish historians and editors at POLITYKA. Works receiving the awards [...]

‘The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc’ awarded the Historical Award

by weekly magazine POLITYKA
2018-08-21T15:57:02+00:00

Daffodils Replace Yellow Stars as Poland Honors 75th Anniversary of Ghetto Uprising

By Shana Penn

2018-05-11T19:04:38+00:00

At noon on April 19, I stood as a siren sounded and church bells began to ring throughout Warsaw to honor the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, that astonishing and tragic battle by Jewish men and women who led the first civilian revolt in all of Nazi-occupied Europe. The Nazis needed a month [...]

Daffodils Replace Yellow Stars as Poland Honors 75th Anniversary of Ghetto Uprising

By Shana Penn
2018-05-11T19:04:38+00:00

April 2018

2018-05-07T23:59:27+00:00

The 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on 19th April 2018 was filled with many memorable moments. The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland supported the commemorations, as it does every year. The social media presence of POLIN Museum during the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was [...]

2018-05-07T23:59:27+00:00

February 2018

Why Poland’s Holocaust Bill Will Backfire

2018-02-18T15:40:15+00:00

Efforts to protect the good name of Poland by criminalizing speech are backfiring. Rather than leading to more accurate statements about responsibility for the Holocaust, the draft amendment is having the opposite effect. The very statements that the bill is intended to ban and punish are being stated and restated across the globe in ever [...]

Why Poland’s Holocaust Bill Will Backfire2018-02-18T15:40:15+00:00

Inauguration of POLIN’s Music Festival dedicated to Sigmund Rolat

2018-03-01T00:32:25+00:00

Sigmund Rolat was an honourable guest during the inaugural concert, part of the POLIN Music Festival Roots’n’Fruits (16-18 February) Last weekend the POLIN Museum was filled with music and numerous people who came to the first edition of the POLIN Music Festival Roots’n’Fruits. Some of the world-known artists appeared on the stage, just to mention a few, [...]

Inauguration of POLIN’s Music Festival dedicated to Sigmund Rolat2018-03-01T00:32:25+00:00

January 2018

75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

2018-02-02T19:31:19+00:00

The 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on 19 April 2018 will be one of the last major commemorations to be attended by survivors and witnesses of these events. POLIN Museum will once again host the Daffodil Campaign, an educational program and social movement inspired by MarekEdelman, a leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who would [...]

75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising2018-02-02T19:31:19+00:00

September 2017

POLIN Meeting Point: The Nissenbaum Family Foundation’s Educational Fund

2018-02-02T19:32:56+00:00

POLIN Museum hosted the third annual POLIN Meeting Point, a two-week intensive educational program for university students and faculty, which is generously funded by the Nissenbaum Family Foundation. Forty-seven participants from Poland, Germany, Israel, and Ukraine came together last summer to explore the intersection of Jewish history and their national narratives. The thirteen-person faculty came from our partner organizations: [...]

POLIN Meeting Point: The Nissenbaum Family Foundation’s Educational Fund2018-02-02T19:32:56+00:00

June 2017

A Groundbreaking $3 Million Gift Establishes the Taube Legacy Endowment

2018-02-02T19:32:20+00:00

We are deeply grateful to Tad Taube for his extraordinary generosity and leadership. The newly established Taube Legacy Endowment, a bequest to POLIN Museum, will support two major programs: The Taube Scholars Program will bring internationally recognized scholars to POLIN Museum, organize the annual Taube Conference, and enable scholars associated with the Museum to present their research at [...]

A Groundbreaking $3 Million Gift Establishes the Taube Legacy Endowment2018-02-02T19:32:20+00:00

April 2017

POLIN Museum wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage

2018-01-31T18:31:10+00:00

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage Europa Nostra Awards 2017 for Jewish Cultural Heritage: Educational program The European Commission and Europa Nostra revealed today the winners of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. [...]

POLIN Museum wins an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage2018-01-31T18:31:10+00:00

March 2017

In Memoriam z”l Halina Paszkowska

2018-01-31T18:14:03+00:00

Halina Paszkowska z"l (1927-2017) It is with great sadness that we share the news that Halina Paszkowska passed away on Sunday, March 26, at the age of eighty-nine.  Halina was an incredible person. She was a Holocaust survivor and had taken part in the Warsaw Uprising.  After the war, throughout the 55 years of her career, from [...]

In Memoriam z”l Halina Paszkowska2018-01-31T18:14:03+00:00

August 2016

Association’s Growing Circle of Donors

2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland reported on its global outreach efforts at the July meeting of the Donors’ Council. Last fall the Association reached out to Australia. This fall they will be holding events and meetings in Toronto and New York.Thanks to the Association’s promotional activities in Poland and abroad, the [...]

Association’s Growing Circle of Donors2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00

July 2016

Global Education Outreach Program

2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00

GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwideThe Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended to strengthen POLIN Museum as an international center for intellectual exchange and partnerships in the fields of Polish-Jewish studies and [...]

Global Education Outreach Program2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00

June 2016

Children & Youth Education

2016-12-10T00:26:18+00:00

"MUSEUM FOR ONE ZLOTY"Enter POLIN Museum with a symbolic single złoty if you are a child, teen, or student between 7 and 26 years of age! Starting on June 1, POLIN Museum has been participating in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage’s nationwide campaign to increase access to cultural heritage for the young. PAY IT [...]

Children & Youth Education2016-12-10T00:26:18+00:00

February 2016

Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland at POLIN Museum

2018-01-31T18:30:53+00:00

World-Class Temporary Exhibition - Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland at POLIN MuseumFrank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland, a world-class exhibition, features the work of one of the greatest abstract artists of the twentieth century. Stella was inspired by Polish wooden synagogues to create a unique series of works. For the first time, [...]

Frank Stella and the Synagogues of Historic Poland at POLIN Museum2018-01-31T18:30:53+00:00

June 2015

Creators and Benefactors of POLIN Museum recognized by the President of Poland

2015-06-28T16:06:16+00:00

The creators and benefactors of the POLIN Museum were presented with medals by Bronislaw Komorowski, the President of Poland. Among the honored were the leaders of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute, donors, with Victor Markowicz of NAC, Jan Kulczyk, Corinne Evens and Tad Taube, as well as Waldemar Dąbrowski, former minister of culture and [...]

Creators and Benefactors of POLIN Museum recognized by the President of Poland2015-06-28T16:06:16+00:00

April 2015

International conference at POLIN Museum, May 11-14

2017-03-17T22:54:35+00:00

International Conference "From Ibrahim ibn Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street" marked the opening of the Core Exhibition of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Among the issues discussed were the transformation of the historiography of Polish Jewry in the last thirty years, the changes in the legal situation of Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian [...]

International conference at POLIN Museum, May 11-142017-03-17T22:54:35+00:00

January 2014

International recognition

2018-01-31T18:02:22+00:00

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum, is raising the academic and international profile of the museum. He is frequently invited to speak and has made presentations in Paris, London, Oxford, Vienna, Berlin, Jena, Osnabruck, Leipzig, Oslo, San Sebastian, Lviv, Bologna, Ferrara, Florence, Beijing, Chengdu (China), Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and in the United States at [...]

International recognition2018-01-31T18:02:22+00:00