We would like to share this annual review, which includes highlights from the Foundation’s first five years of operation, and the Foundation’s achievements in 2020. Click here for the full review!
Click here to view the flyer The past ten years have seen attacks on Jewish institutions in various European cities, and Jews have been verbally, symbolically and physically attacked with violence. At the same time, in many places, Jews have been increasingly vocal in demanding an accepted role in their home societies. Against this backdrop, the Jewish Museum Frankfurt aims to examine Jewish life in Europe. The symposium reflects on the paradoxical developments characteristic of the European Jewish diaspora. On… | Read more »
With museums worldwide closing their doors as a result of the pandemic, the challenges of educators rapidly changed. Quickly adapting to the new situation was a top priority for the museum community. As last year showed, moving your pedagogical practice from the museum floor to the virtual world poses challenges on many different levels. When your workload is high, when time is limited and when you’re facing a merge of professional and private life, realizing a smooth transition to an… | Read more »
On the 5th of February, the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum released a statement following the current lawsuit in Poland against two Holocaust historians. The Association of European Jewish Museums subscribes to this statement below, as written on the website of the museum, and wants to share it among its membership and online followers: Museum Statement on Free Academic Inquiry into the Holocaust The current lawsuit in Poland against two eminent Holocaust historians raises serious concerns about the future of… | Read more »
The new Legacy gallery, an extension of POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition, explores the lives and achievements of distinguished Polish Jews in a wide range of fields. Located in a ceremonial space overlooking the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, the installation presents 26 individuals, all of them born in Poland to Jewish families, and their contributions to world civilization. According to gematria, whereby each letter has a numerical value, the letters in the Hebrew/Yiddish word kavod/koved, which means honor, add up… | Read more »