Polin Museum of Jewish History
The Polin Museum is dedicated to telling the history of Polish Jews, situated in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw. This area was later turned into a ghetto by the Nazi’s during World War II. Today, the museum sits at the center of a significant location in the Polish capital, close to Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, and consists of eight galleries. These all present a different chapter in the story of the Polish Jews, creating a memorable, transformative and thought-provoking experience.
Stepping into historyThe journey through time at Polin Museum starts in medieval times when Polish Jews arrived as traveling merchants and lasts until today. This intriguing story is told through the use of artifacts, paintings, interactive installations, reconstructions and models, video projections, sounds and words. Polin Museum’s focus is on life and at the various stages of the journey you will find people speaking, be it merchants, scholars, rabbis or housewives. Polin gives both those who perished and those who survived center stage attention through their fascinating exhibition. The museum covers around 4,000 square meters in size and it is easy to spend a day here.
A cultural hubThe museum is also home to several temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Here, contemporary artists, photographers and musicians have been presented alongside historical artifacts. The Polin Museum acts as a cultural hub for Warsaw’s rich cultural scene. They also organize debates, talks and events on a regular basis, as a supplement and way of presenting their research into the history of the Polish Jews.
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