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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POLIN Museum Wins Two Top European Museum Awards

2018-01-31T18:30:28+00:00

POLIN Museum Wins Top European Awards! Museum Director prof. D.Stola accepts the award, San Sebastian, November 9, 2016. (Photo: topictolosa.com) The 2016 European Museum of the Year Award was presented to POLIN Museum at a ceremony on April 9 in San Sebastian, Spain. This is the first time in the 39 years of the award that a [...]

POLIN Museum Wins Two Top European Museum Awards2018-01-31T18:30:28+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