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

Announcing Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s 2019 Tour in New Zealand

2019-03-19T16:39:35+00:00

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's 2019 Tour in New Zealand WELLINGTON Thursday March 7, 2019, 2:00 (by invitation only) Victoria University Master class: Museums and the politics of history Friday March 8, 2019, 12:30 PM (by invitation only) Holocaust Centre NZ The Future of Holocaust Museums Friday March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM Te Papa Curating Between Hope and [...]

Announcing Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s 2019 Tour in New Zealand2019-03-19T16:39:35+00:00

January 2019

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony 2019 – International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Marian Turski at the United Nations

2019-01-31T17:28:21+00:00

“Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights,” the theme of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, encourages youth to act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities at a time of rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred across the globe. Marian Turski, a historian, journalist, and activist, is Chair of [...]

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony 2019 – International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Marian Turski at the United Nations
2019-01-31T17:28:21+00:00

December 2018

Statement from Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich Regarding desecration of Czestochowa Jewish Cemetery

2018-12-20T16:49:04+00:00

“Any act of vandalism against any cemetery is wrong and must be condemned. This most recent desecration of the Jewish cemetery in Czestochowa is painful and a strong reminder on how we need to find a comprehensive plan to preserve and restore our Jewish cemeteries. I have spoken to the Mayor of Czestochowa, Krzysztof [...]

Statement from Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich Regarding desecration of Czestochowa Jewish Cemetery2018-12-20T16:49:04+00:00

We invite you to a special tour to Poland with Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

2019-01-17T10:13:17+00:00

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: Exclusive access to POLIN Museum of the Historyof Polish Jews, and private meetings with directors,curators, and founders Private viewing of the Ringelblum ArchiveExhibition Private guided tours: Warsaw, Lublin, Zamość,Sanok, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Kraków Reception with Jewish community leaders,Polishgovernment officials, and embassy representatives Shabbat dinner with members of Warsaw’sJewish community Polish, Jewish, and international [...]

We invite you to a special tour to Poland with Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett2019-01-17T10:13:17+00:00

November 2018

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research honors Irene Pletka

2018-12-13T05:50:04+00:00

Our distinguished benefactor, Irene Pletka, was honored at YIVO's 2018 GALA AWARD DINNER "for her exemplary leadership, inspiring generosity, and outstanding commitment to the preservation of Jewish history and culture." Mr. Shane Baker was The Master of Ceremonies and songs from the YIVO Archives (by Tom Lehrer) were performed by [...]

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research honors Irene Pletka2018-12-13T05:50:04+00:00

“Letter from a distinguished benefactor”

2018-11-13T21:21:37+00:00

From the desk of Irene Kronhill Pletka, Distinguished Benefactor Dear Friends, Let me tell you about a synagogue that I’d never seen, that no longer exists, and how it changed my life. In 2008 the American Joint Distribution Committee, which had kept my parents and me alive during World War [...]

“Letter from a distinguished benefactor”2018-11-13T21:21:37+00:00

October 2018

Standing with the Tree of Life Synagogue

2018-10-29T18:29:02+00:00

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland are shocked by the massacre during Sabbath services at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven innocent people were brutally murdered. [...]

Standing with the Tree of Life Synagogue2018-10-29T18:29:02+00:00

September 2018

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates

2018-09-28T14:32:58+00:00

Join us on October 17th at the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor Conference Center for the Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture by Professor Emerita Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture “The Role of Museums in Perilous Times: What’s Happening in Poland?” UWM Golda Meir Library 4th [...]

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates2018-09-28T14:32:58+00:00

Special Presentation by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

2018-09-28T06:39:35+00:00

The Whitfield community is pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett to campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for an all-school assembly from 2:10 – 3:15 p.m. Dr. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is the Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. She is University Professor Emerita and [...]

Special Presentation by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett2018-09-28T06:39:35+00:00

EXHIBITING DIFFICULT HISTORIES: THE ‘ANTI-ZIONIST’ CAMPAIGN IN POLAND, 1967–1968, AND ITS ECHOES TODAY – Lecture by Dariusz Stola – October 23rd

2018-09-28T14:35:47+00:00

Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, 7:00 PM Admission: $10 YIVO members & students: $5 For ticket information see original source: Exhibiting-Difficult-Histories In March 1968, in reaction to a student rebellion, the communist government of Poland launched a noisy propaganda campaign against the alleged Zionists, who were accused of a conspiracy to [...]

EXHIBITING DIFFICULT HISTORIES: THE ‘ANTI-ZIONIST’ CAMPAIGN IN POLAND, 1967–1968, AND ITS ECHOES TODAY – Lecture by Dariusz Stola – October 23rd2018-09-28T14:35:47+00:00

Friends of POLIN Museum Facebook page launched!

2018-09-25T14:02:34+00:00

Starting September 10th, 2018, POLIN Museum has launched its first English Facebook page. Making it even easier for the international community to connect with the museum, its events, activities, and exhibits. We encourage those who have been supporters of the museum to please follow us, like the page, and even share it with a [...]

Friends of POLIN Museum Facebook page launched!2018-09-25T14:02:34+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

June 2018

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

Order of the Lion of Finland for Marian Turski

2018-06-27T03:09:30+00:00

On 5th of June 2018 Marian Turski, the Vice-president of the Association of the JHI, was awarded the Order of the Lion of Finland. Official ceremony was hosted in the residence of the Ambassador of Finland Hanna Lehtinen. Congratulation! The Order of the Lion of Finland is awarded for civilian and military merit by the [...]

Order of the Lion of Finland for Marian Turski2018-06-27T03:09:30+00:00

May 2018

April 2018

A Stranger in Poland Marian Turski, the 91-year-old Polish Auschwitz survivor, on the new anti-Semitism, the moral force of lived experience, and the lingering power of humiliation -By Armin Rosen-

2018-04-09T15:47:22+00:00

Marian Turski is one of the few people left whose life encompasses close to the entire breadth of Jewish-Polish history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Born in Lodz in 1926, the journalist, scholar, Holocaust survivor, and founder of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, which opened in 2014, has a [...]

A Stranger in Poland Marian Turski, the 91-year-old Polish Auschwitz survivor, on the new anti-Semitism, the moral force of lived experience, and the lingering power of humiliation -By Armin Rosen-2018-04-09T15:47:22+00:00

March 2018

Marian Turski warmly welcomed during the FASPE gala in New York

2018-03-15T19:17:16+00:00

More than 200 guests attended the 2018 FASPE Awards for Ethical Leadership Gala on 5 March 2018 in New York City. FASPE supports Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics. The posthumous award for ethical leadership was made to Emanuel Ringelblum, the historian and social activist who formed and led a secret effort, known as Oneg [...]

Marian Turski warmly welcomed during the FASPE gala in New York2018-03-15T19:17:16+00:00

February 2018

POLIN Museum’s Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett April 2018 lecture series in California

2018-06-27T00:08:21+00:00

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, will be speaking this April in Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Stanford.  Please see below for complete details and links to the events. April 8th, 2018: "What’s Up With Poland? The Role of Museums [...]

POLIN Museum’s Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett April 2018 lecture series in California2018-06-27T00:08:21+00:00

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

Statement of the Director of POLIN Museum concerning a proposed amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance

2018-02-18T14:45:49+00:00

We do understand the pain and outrage of those who realize how fallacious and unjust are the terms “Polish concentration camps” or “Polish extermination camps.” At the same time, we are aware that such terms most often stem from ignorance, and therefore the right way to react is to promote education.  Passing a law that may exert a negative influence on historical research, that is on searching for the truth about the past, [...]

Statement of the Director of POLIN Museum concerning a proposed amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance2018-02-18T14:45:49+00:00

January 2018

September 2017

A Tasty Conversation: Presenting POLIN Museum in New York City

2018-02-02T19:38:41+00:00

Jerry Wartski and Eva Hussain hosted a special event in honor of POLIN Museum at New York’s new Sen Sakana, which is owned by the Wartski family. Jerry Wartski, a survivor of the Łódź ghetto, is a successful New York restaurateur. Eva Hussain is the CEO and founder of Polaron, a leading authority on European citizenship. Forty guests [...]

A Tasty Conversation: Presenting POLIN Museum in New York City2018-02-02T19:38:41+00:00

April 2017

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2018-02-02T19:39:16+00:00

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the most prestigious honor for a scholar in the United States. She joins a distinguished roster of intellectuals, scientists, and artists. Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge. The Academy’s [...]

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences2018-02-02T19:39:16+00:00

NAC Board of Directors met with Director of the POLIN Museum

2018-01-31T18:26:19+00:00

From left, sitting: Victor Markowicz, Co-Chairman, Sigmund Rolat, Co-Chairman, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Board Member Second row from left: Andrzej Rojek, Secretary of the Board, Cantor Joseph Malovany, Board Member, Director of POLIN Museum Dariusz Stola, Jerzy Warman, Board Member, Samantha Rolat-Asulin, Board Member, Sylvia Safer, Board Member. The North American Council for the Legacy of [...]

NAC Board of Directors met with Director of the POLIN Museum2018-01-31T18:26:19+00:00

March 2017

Endowment Campaign Launched to Secure the Future of the Museum

2018-01-29T18:28:52+00:00

The unique public-private partnership between the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Warsaw did not end with the opening of POLIN Museum. Our public partners support the Museum’s operating costs while the Association continues to fundraise for ongoing programs. To ensure the [...]

Endowment Campaign Launched to Secure the Future of the Museum2018-01-29T18:28:52+00:00

POLIN Museum’s Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 2017 lecture series in the USA

2018-02-20T00:19:02+00:00

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, will be speaking this April at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Case Western Reserve, Cornell University, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, and the Museum of the Jewish Heritage in New York on May 2. She will [...]

POLIN Museum’s Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 2017 lecture series in the USA2018-02-20T00:19:02+00:00

February 2017

2017 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership awarded posthumously to Jan Karski

2018-01-31T18:30:04+00:00

Andrzej Rojek, our Board Member and President of Jan Karski Educational Foundation received the 2017 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership awarded posthumously to Jan Karski. The ceremony took place in New York City on January 30th.   The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) foundation presents its award annually to individuals [...]

2017 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership awarded posthumously to Jan Karski2018-01-31T18:30:04+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 2015

April 2015

Jan Karski Educational Foundation at Hannah Senesh school

2015-05-19T11:58:14+00:00

A flurry of raised hands from fourth and fifth graders at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn demonstrated an enormous interest in the legacy of Jan Karski, the Polish Catholic hero of World War II known as “one man who tried to stop the Holocaust.” Read more about this and many more Jan [...]

Jan Karski Educational Foundation at Hannah Senesh school2015-05-19T11:58:14+00:00

Spring is in town – and so is our new website! Sign up for our newsletter!

2015-05-15T18:26:02+00:00

Inspired by Spring, we are transforming to even better fulfill our mission and stay in touch with you. Sign up for our new electronic newsletter to receive monthly updates about our activities and the projects we support!

Spring is in town – and so is our new website! Sign up for our newsletter!2015-05-15T18:26:02+00:00