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 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 [...]
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, [...]
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum, spoke to a group of 50 guests in the Phoenix home of Sheila Schwartz. The event was presented by the Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center in Tucson.
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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]