Founded in 1951, the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland is committed to preserving and commemorating the history and culture of Polish Jews and their contributions to world culture.
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is located in the heart of Warsaw’s prewar Jewish neighborhood. Facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, this museum is the first and only museum dedicated to:
– Restoring the memory of the civilization created by Polish Jews in the course of a millennium
– Presenting this 1000-year history in the very place where it unfolded
– Honoring those who died by remembering how they and their ancestors lived.
The multimedia narrative exhibition at the heart of POLIN Museum is a “theatre of history” that sets a new standard for institutions of public history. Created by an international team of leading scholars and designers, the seven historical galleries showcase the untold and inspiring story of Polish Jews from 960 to the present day. The core exhibition was funded and produced by the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.
Watch a short movie about the making of POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition produced by the Association: