February 2018

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

2018-06-27T00:08:21+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

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 in Historical Debates”–Lecture sponsored by the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, American Jewish […]

Why Poland’s Holocaust Bill Will Backfire

2018-02-18T15:40:15+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US|

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 more extreme forms. The result is distortions of history on all sides.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

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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+00:00Categories: News from the US|

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, is not a good solution. We feel that the proposed legal measure poses […]

Inauguration of POLIN’s Music Festival dedicated to Sigmund Rolat

2018-03-01T00:32:25+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

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, Martha Argerich, Michael Guttman, David Krakauer, Jing Zhao and Sinfonia Varsovia. The main idea of […]