March 2019

Statement on the hateful violence in New Zealand

2019-03-19T16:36:41+00:00

American Friends of POLIN Museum and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, stand in solidarity with New Zealand in the face of hate. We condemn the senseless violence that took 50 lives and injured 48 others as they were praying in two mosques in Christchurch. If this could happen in New [...]

Statement on the hateful violence in New Zealand2019-03-19T16:36:41+00:00

February 2019

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute regarding the launch of an open competition for the post of director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

2019-02-22T17:33:55+00:00

The Association, the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, have reached an agreement regarding the procedure for a competition for the post of POLIN Museum’s director. The competition’s rules and regulations upon which we have agreed respect the premises of POLIN Museum’s founding agreement and statute. They guarantee transparency objectivity, [...]

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute regarding the launch of an open competition for the post of director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews2019-02-22T17:33:55+00:00

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

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland regarding the selection of the director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

2019-02-20T17:55:18+00:00

We encourage you to read the official statement of the Association of the JHI regarding the selection of the director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews:  http://szih.org.pl/en/statement-of-the-association-of-the-jewish-historical-institute-of-poland-regarding-the-selection-of-the-director-of-polin-museum-of-the-history-of-polish-jews/

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland regarding the selection of the director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews2019-02-20T17:55:18+00:00

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

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

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