Public Lecture

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 18:30 - 20:00

Polin: a museum of Jewish life at a site of the Holocaust

Dariusz Stola

Director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Auditorium Ivan Pictet B
Maison de la paix, Geneva

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened just three years ago, and has already attracted more than a million visitors and earned the most important European museum awards. The museum stands in a site of the Holocaust, but it is called a “museum of life”. It is unique as a cultural institution established by a public-private partnership and enjoying wide political support. Its director, Prof. Dariusz Stola, will present its founding ideas, the history of its emergence and its diverse activities.

dariusz_stola.jpg Dariusz Stola, the Polin Museum director, is a historian, and professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He has published ten books and many articles on the history of Polish-Jewish relations, the communist regime in Poland and on international migrations in the 20th century, including: Nadzieja i zagłada (1995); Kampania antysyjonistyczna w Polsce 1967-1968 (2000); Patterns of Migration in Central Europe (2001, with C. Wallace); Kraj bez wyjścia? Migracje z Polski 1948-1989 (2010).

Organised as part of the Institute's cooperation programme with the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation (SERI).

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