International Conference “From Ibrahim ibn Yakub to 6 Anielewicz Street” marked the opening of the Core Exhibition of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

Among the issues discussed were the transformation of the historiography of Polish Jewry in the last thirty years, the changes in the legal situation of Jews in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and their role in its economic life.

One of the round tables brought together scholars involved in other museums and scholarly bodies, among them YIVO, the Jewish Museum in Moscow, the Museum in Kraków in the former Oskar Schindler factory, the Galicia Jewish Museum, and the Museum of the History of the Second World War in Gdańsk. Another allowed leading figures from the Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Polish Jews at the Hebrew University, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the National Museum of American Jewish History, in Philadelphia, to share their experiences with the POLIN Museum and to offer suggestions for future joint projects.

The proceedings of the conference will be posted on the websites of the POLIN Museum and the Jewish Historical Institute. In addition, a one-volume publication is envisaged made up of conference papers. Read the POLIN Museum website for more details.