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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates

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 [...]

2018-09-28T14:32:58+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|0 Comments

Special Presentation by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

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 [...]

2018-09-28T06:39:35+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|0 Comments


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 [...]

2018-09-28T14:35:47+00:00Categories: News from the US|0 Comments

Friends of POLIN Museum Facebook page launched!

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 [...]

2018-09-25T14:02:34+00:00Categories: News from the US|Comments Off on Friends of POLIN Museum Facebook page launched!


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/ [...]

Jewish Culture Festival In Kraków

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 [...]

Order of the Lion of Finland for Marian Turski

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 [...]

2018-06-27T03:09:30+00:00Categories: News from the US|0 Comments

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-

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 [...]

2018-04-09T15:47:22+00:00Categories: News from the US|0 Comments

Marian Turski warmly welcomed during the FASPE gala in New York

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 [...]

2018-03-15T19:17:16+00:00Categories: News from the US|0 Comments