February 2018

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 […]

January 2018

September 2017

A Tasty Conversation: Presenting POLIN Museum in New York City

2018-02-02T19:38:41+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

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 attended this exceptional dinner, where Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett presented POLIN Museum’s current achievements and future plans. […]

April 2017

Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2018-02-02T19:39:16+00:00Categories: News from the US, Photographs, POLIN Museum|Tags: |

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 purpose is “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, […]

NAC Board of Directors met with Director of the POLIN Museum

2018-01-31T18:26:19+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

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 Polish Jews POLIN and its Board of Directors met in New York with Director of the POLIN […]

March 2017

Endowment Campaign Launched to Secure the Future of the Museum

2018-01-29T18:28:52+00:00Categories: News from the US|Tags: , |

The unique public-private partnership between the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Warsaw did not end with the opening of POLIN Museum. Our public partners support the Museum’s operating costs while the Association continues to fundraise for ongoing programs.

To ensure the long-term sustainability of the Museum and its programming, the Association has launched a critical $50 […]

POLIN Museum’s Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett 2017 lecture series in the USA

2018-02-20T00:19:02+00:00Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 also be a guest lecturer in seminars at several of these universities. Please see below […]

February 2017

2017 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership awarded posthumously to Jan Karski

2018-01-31T18:30:04+00:00Categories: News from the US|Tags: , , , , |

Andrzej Rojek, our Board Member and President of Jan Karski Educational Foundation received the 2017 FASPE Award for Ethical Leadership awarded posthumously to Jan Karski. The ceremony took place in New York City on January 30th.


The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) foundation presents its award annually to individuals who embrace the highest ethical principles in their professional service. The jury awarded this year’s award […]

August 2016

Association’s Growing Circle of Donors

2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US|Tags: , |

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland reported on its global outreach efforts at the July meeting of the Donors’ Council. Last fall the Association reached out to Australia. This fall they will be holding events and meetings in Toronto and New York.

Thanks to the Association’s promotional activities in Poland and abroad, the international circle of donors is growing. We are happy to welcome new supporters from […]

July 2016

Global Education Outreach Program

2017-03-17T22:54:34+00:00Categories: News from Poland, News from the US|Tags: , , , , , |

GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwide

The Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended to strengthen POLIN Museum as an international center for intellectual exchange and partnerships in the fields of Polish-Jewish studies and Jewish museum studies. GEOP supports research fellowships, scholars-in-residence, post-doctoral seminars, distinguished lectures, conferences, publications, […]