July 2018


2018-09-01T22:26:29+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US, POLIN Museum|

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.
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2018-08-31T16:05:35+00:00Categories: News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

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, 50 years old.

The matzeva was created, installed and dedicated in cooperation with the local inhabitants […]

June 2018

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

2018-06-27T03:52:46+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

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 leave their homes or follow sanctions imposed in Poland. The speech in the name […]

Jewish Culture Festival In Kraków

2018-06-27T03:39:22+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US|

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 the EU, Israel, […]

May 2018

‘The Diary of Rywka Lipszyc’ awarded the Historical Award

by weekly magazine POLITYKA

2018-08-21T15:57:02+00:00Categories: News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

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 over the decades have, in large part, become important parts of Polish historiography.

On 8th […]

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

By Shana Penn

2018-05-11T19:04:38+00:00Categories: News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

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 […]

April 2018

2018-05-07T23:59:27+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

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 outstanding. The hashtag Łączy nas pamięć (Remembering Together) was the most popular hashtag in Poland during the […]

February 2018

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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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 […]

January 2018

75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

2018-02-02T19:31:19+00:00Categories: News from Poland, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

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 leave yellow daffodils at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes each year.

The 2018 commemorations will […]