POLIN Museum is closed until 25 March 2020

March 11th, 2020|

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 [read more...]

2019 year in review at POLIN Museum

January 1st, 2020|

2019 year in review at POLIN Museum 2019 has been an incredible year not only for the museum, but for those who had the opportunity to visit. Hundreds of thousands of visitors, hundreds of events [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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/

POLIN Museum hosts guests from the United Nations

February 6th, 2019|

Last Tuesday on January 29th, POLIN Museum hosted some distinguished visitors from the United Nations. This included a delegation of permanent representatives to the U.N. from around 30 countries, and other esteemed guests. The evening was [read more...]

“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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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. [read more...]

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 [read more...]

Why Poland’s Holocaust Bill Will Backfire

February 18th, 2018|

Efforts to protect the good name of Poland by criminalizing speech are backfiring. Rather than leading to more accurate statements about responsibility for the Holocaust, the draft amendment is having the opposite effect. The very [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

POLIN Museum Wins Two Top European Museum Awards

March 15th, 2017|

POLIN Museum Wins Top European Awards! Museum Director prof. D.Stola accepts the award, San Sebastian, November 9, 2016. (Photo: topictolosa.com) The 2016 European Museum of the Year Award was presented to POLIN Museum at a ceremony [read more...]

Association’s Growing Circle of Donors

August 20th, 2016|

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland reported on its global outreach efforts at the July meeting of the Donors’ Council. Last fall the Association reached out to Australia. This fall they will [read more...]

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 [read more...]

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 [read more...]

The Ringelblum Archive

March 10th, 2016|

 An Archive More Important Than Life - The Ringelblum Archive The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute is actively supporting the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) in its effort to create a permanent exhibition [read more...]

Happy Sigmund Rolat Day!

June 12th, 2015|

  We are proud to share that Sigmund Rolat, Chairman of our Board, was presented today with this proclamation by Bill de Blasio, the Mayor of the City of New York: “I, Bill de Blasio, [read more...]

Visit our Photo Gallery!

April 23rd, 2015|

Visit our photo gallery and its highlights: ■  Gwoździec synagogue: making of the re!construction of the 17th-century ■  Grand Opening: of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in October 2014 ■  Architecture [read more...]

Jan Karski Educational Foundation at Hannah Senesh school

April 21st, 2015|

A flurry of raised hands from fourth and fifth graders at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School in Brooklyn demonstrated an enormous interest in the legacy of Jan Karski, the Polish Catholic hero of World [read more...]

International conference at POLIN Museum, May 11-14

April 17th, 2015|

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 [read more...]


April 17th, 2015|

THANK YOU! Thanks to your generosity, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened in October 2014. JOIN US in helping POLIN Museum to realize even greater potential! Watch the gallery: GRAND [read more...]

International recognition

January 17th, 2014|

Professor Dariusz Stola, Director of POLIN Museum, is raising the academic and international profile of the museum. He is frequently invited to speak and has made presentations in Paris, London, Oxford, Vienna, Berlin, Jena, Osnabruck, [read more...]