The painted ceiling of the Chodorow synagogue (17th c., reconstruction  of Bet ha-Tefutzot).The Temple of Lwow. Postcard, early 20th c.Maurycy Gottlieb.  Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878

An International Colloquium on Polish Jewish History as Reflected in Education in Poland and Israel, February 25-27, 2017, Warsaw

An International Colloquium on Polish Jewish History as Reflected in Education in Poland and Israel was held on February 25-27 at POLIN Museum in Warsaw. The event was the outcome of a successful collaboration between POLIN, the museum of the history of Polish Jews, and the Jagiallonian University in Krakow as well as the Research Project of Galician and Bukavinian Jewry.

The topic of the colloquium was Polish-Jewish History as Reflected in Education in Poland and Israel. The event attracted close to 50 scholars from 5 different countries. These included both senior and junior scholars from a wide variety of fields including: history, sociology, education, museology etc.

The event included the following sessions:

  1. Jews in Poland, Poles in Israel, 1264-2016
  2. Regional and Local History: A Comparative Discussion
  3. Embedded Poland: Sings, Views and Memory in Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jewry
  4. Memory of the Jewish Past in Poland and in Israel
  5. Museums and Educational Initiatives and the Presentation of Jewish and Polish History

All lectures and discussions were videoed and the files shall be made available shortly on the Project’s web-site (a specific link to the videos shall be added once available).

See the program of the Colloquium

See the List of Participants

See videos of the Colloquium sessions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Greetings by Dariusz Stola, Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews                                                                                                                       




Greetings by Arieh J. Kochavi, Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Project;

Head of the Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research, University of Haifa







                    Zdzisław Mach, UNESCO Chair for Holocaust Education, Jagiellonian University, Kraków

                    Keynote Speech: Why We Should Teach about the Holocaust (in Poland and in Europe)