Happy Birthday

July 1st, 2020|

The Board of the American Friends of POLIN Museum wishes a very Happy 90th Birthday to Sigmund Rolat, Co-Chairman and, Rabbi Arthur Schneier.

Here Is Muranów Exhibit

June 29th, 2020|

The Muranów neighborhood was once home to Warsaw’s Jewish community, and became the zone where the German occupiers created the Warsaw ghetto.  After the Germans suppressed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on May 16, 1943, [...]


June 26th, 2020|

We are pleased to announce the reopening of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on Friday June 26. Due to the pandemic, POLIN Museum and all other cultural institutions in Poland were forced [...]

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Resilience: Jewish Museums in Uncertain Times

June 17th, 2020|

Taube Jewish Heritage Tours -TJTTalks on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 2:00 pm EDT featuring two of POLIN Museum’s innovators in conversation Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the POLIN [...]

Warsaw’s Gdynia-Tel Aviv exhibition

November 25th, 2019|

original post: https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Warsaws-Gdynia-Tel-Aviv-exhibition-608462 Tel Avivians are a proud bunch. There is only one Tel Aviv, they will say and, of course, with good reason. Then again, were they to pop over to the POLIN Museum [...]

Wishing you a Shanah Tovah!

September 29th, 2019|

On behalf of our staff and The Board of the American Friends of Polin Museum We wish you a Shanah Tovah U’Metukah! A Happy and Healthy New Year! Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!

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|

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 [...]

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|

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:  https://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/

“Letter from a distinguished benefactor”

November 9th, 2018|

From the desk of Irene Kronhill Pletka, Distinguished Benefactor Dear Friends, Let me tell you about a synagogue that I’d never seen, that no longer exists, and how it changed [...]

Standing with the Tree of Life Synagogue

October 29th, 2018|

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews facing the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland are shocked [...]

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Lectures, October Dates

September 27th, 2018|

Join us on October 17th at the UWM Golda Meir Library 4th floor Conference Center for the Stahl Center Distinguished Lecture by Professor Emerita Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm [...]

Special Presentation by Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

September 27th, 2018|

The Whitfield community is pleased to welcome Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett to campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for an all-school assembly from 2:10 – 3:15 p.m. Dr. Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is the Chief Curator of the Core [...]

Friends of POLIN Museum Facebook page launched!

September 20th, 2018|

Starting September 10th, 2018, POLIN Museum has launched its first English Facebook page. Making it even easier for the international community to connect with the museum, its events, activities, and exhibits. We encourage those [...]

Jewish Culture Festival In Kraków

June 27th, 2018|

Original Post - https://www.taubephilanthropies.org/jewish-culture-festival-in-krakow The Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków is the largest Jewish festival in the world. Each year, the Festival offers over 200 events, including musical performances, lectures, workshops, and guided tours, presented by [...]

April 19th, 2018|

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. [...]

A Stranger in Poland Marian Turski, the 91-year-old Polish Auschwitz survivor, on the new anti-Semitism, the moral force of lived experience, and the lingering power of humiliation -By Armin Rosen-

April 3rd, 2018|

Marian Turski is one of the few people left whose life encompasses close to the entire breadth of Jewish-Polish history in the 20th and 21st centuries. Born in Lodz in 1926, the journalist, scholar, Holocaust [...]

Statement of the Director of POLIN Museum concerning a proposed amendment to the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance

February 18th, 2018|

We do understand the pain and outrage of those who realize how fallacious and unjust are the terms “Polish concentration camps” or “Polish extermination camps.” At the same time, we are aware that such terms most often stem from ignorance, and therefore the right way to [...]

POLIN Comes to Arizona

January 31st, 2018|

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 Memoriam z”l Halina Paszkowska

March 27th, 2017|

Halina Paszkowska z"l (1927-2017) It is with great sadness that we share the news that Halina Paszkowska passed away on Sunday, March 26, at the age of eighty-nine.  Halina was an incredible person. She was a Holocaust [...]

Global Education Outreach Program

July 15th, 2016|

GEOP – POLIN Museum partners with universities and research institutions worldwideThe Global Education Outreach Program (GEOP), supported by the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, is intended [...]

Children & Youth Education

June 5th, 2016|

"MUSEUM FOR ONE ZLOTY"Enter POLIN Museum with a symbolic single złoty if you are a child, teen, or student between 7 and 26 years of age! Starting on June 1, POLIN Museum has been participating [...]