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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s Upcoming Lecture Schedule

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Adath Israel Synagogue, Toronto, September 18, 2019 The Future of the Holocaust in a World Without Survivors Living witnesses to the Holocaust play a central role in Holocaust education whether in Holocaust museums commemorations or visits to Holocaust sites. Notwithstanding the many diaries memoirs and sound and video recordings of survivor testimony the impact of encounters with living survivors is unparalleled. However a period without living witnesses to the Holocaust is fast approaching. How are Holocaust museums preparing for [...]

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Statement on the hateful violence in New Zealand

March 18th, 2019|Categories: POLIN Museum|

American Friends of POLIN Museum and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, stand in solidarity with New Zealand in the face of hate. We condemn the senseless violence that took 50 lives and injured 48 others as they were praying in two mosques in Christchurch. If this could happen in New Zealand, a place of refuge from violence elsewhere, it could happen anywhere. That was the shooter’s message. Sowing fear was his aim. Together we must [...]

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute regarding the launch of an open competition for the post of director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

February 22nd, 2019|Categories: POLIN Museum|

The Association, the City of Warsaw and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, have reached an agreement regarding the procedure for a competition for the post of POLIN Museum’s director. The competition’s rules and regulations upon which we have agreed respect the premises of POLIN Museum’s founding agreement and statute. They guarantee transparency objectivity, and the equal share of POLIN Museums three co-founders in the process of selecting the new director.Read the full statement here.

Announcing Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s 2019 Tour in New Zealand

February 20th, 2019|Categories: News from the US, POLIN Museum|

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's 2019 Tour in New Zealand WELLINGTON Thursday March 7, 2019, 2:00 (by invitation only) Victoria University Master class: Museums and the politics of history Friday March 8, 2019, 12:30 PM (by invitation only) Holocaust Centre NZ The Future of Holocaust Museums Friday March 8, 2019, 4:00 PM Te Papa Curating Between Hope and Despair: The Creation of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews http://bit.ly/2tvJooU AUCKLAND Monday March 11, 2019. 11:00 AM Auckland University of Technology Beyond [...]

Statement of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland regarding the selection of the director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

February 19th, 2019|Categories: POLIN Museum|

We encourage you to read the official statement of the Association of the JHI regarding the selection of the director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews:  http://szih.org.pl/en/statement-of-the-association-of-the-jewish-historical-institute-of-poland-regarding-the-selection-of-the-director-of-polin-museum-of-the-history-of-polish-jews/

Holocaust Memorial Ceremony 2019 – International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

January 31st, 2019|Categories: News from the US, Photographs, POLIN Museum|

“Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend Your Human Rights,” the theme of International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019, encourages youth to act against discrimination and defend democratic values in their communities at a time of rising antisemitism and other forms of hatred across the globe. Marian Turski, a historian, journalist, and activist, is Chair of the Council of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, Deputy Chair of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, [...]

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