1:55 pm 03/11/20

POLIN Museum is closed until 25 March 2020

2020-03-11T13:55:44-04:00March 11th, 2020|News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

Following the decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage regarding the
2019-nCov (Coronavirus) epidemic, POLIN Museum will be closed to the public from 12 March 2020 to 25 March 2020.

Purchased tickets to the exhibitions and events planned for this period will be fully refunded. Refunds will be processed automatically, as quickly as possible in light of the high volume of refund requests. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please refer to our website www.polin.pl for information about reopening.

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5:39 pm 03/01/20

Statement of the Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

2020-03-01T17:39:04-05:00March 1st, 2020|News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Friends of POLIN Museum,

Over the past year POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has been going through the worst crisis since its inception. The crisis was caused by the conflict between the Museum co-founders regarding nomination for the post of director. As you all know, a competition for the post was held in May 2019. It was won convincingly by Professor Dariusz Stola – my mentor, my superior, and a dear colleague.

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11:57 pm 02/28/20

Zygmunt Stępiński is named Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

2020-02-29T00:13:40-05:00February 28th, 2020|News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

Dear Friends,

Yesterday, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage signed the appointment of Zygmunt Stępiński as Director of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The twelve-month period of uncertainty is finally behind us. For me personally, as well as for all of those who were directly involved in the negotiation process, it was a trying time. We were worried about the future of our Museum. Today we are at peace, we have defended the Museum’s independence, which was most important for us. The [read more…]

10:26 pm 02/27/20

Poles who saved Jews awarded Righteous Among Nations medals

2020-02-28T03:08:52-05:00February 27th, 2020|News from Poland, POLIN Museum|

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The descendents of Poles who saved Jews from the Holocaust received a total of 10 medals of Righteous Among the Nations, given out by the Yad Vashem institute in Jerusalem, at a special ceremony at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The medals were awarded posthumously to Anna and Lucjan Gąsiorowski, Marianna and Stanisław Kopciowie, Stanisław Koptera, Czesław Kucharski, Franciszek Osiński and his son Tadeusz, Wiktoria Tomal and her children: Stanisław, Józefa and Jan, [read more…]