The Committee for the Support of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Committee for the Support of the Museum (formerly The Polish Committee for the Support of the Museum) consists of distinguished individuals from the worlds of culture and academia, politics, diplomats and business. Committee Chairman is Marcin Święcicki.


The Committee meets once a year to discuss matters relating to the Museum.

  • Marcin Święcicki, Committee Chairman, former Mayor of Warsaw
  • Andrzej Arendarski, Chairman of the National Chamber of Commerce
  • Władysław Bartoszewski (dec'd 2015), Chairman of the Council for the Preservation of Memory, Struggle and Martyrdom
  • Eleonora Bergman, Editor of the Ringelblum Archive, Jewish Historical Institute
  • Henryka Bochniarz, President of the Polish Confederation of Private Employers "Lewiatan”
  • ks. Adam Boniecki, former Editor-in-chief Tygodnik Powszechny
  • Krzysztof Chwalibóg, former Chairman of SARP, Chairman of the Polish Architecture Council
  • Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, former Prime Minister, former Speaker of the Sejm, for Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Ks. Mieczysław Cisło, Auxiliary Bishop of the Lublin Archdiocese, Chairman of the Board for Religious Dialogue, Committee for Dialogue With Judaism
  • Izabella Cywińska, Theatre and film director, former Minister of Culture
  • Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of the City of Wrocław
  • Elżbieta Ficowska, former Chairperson of the Children of the Holocaust Association in Poland
  • Grzegorz Gauden, former Director of the Book Institute
  • abp. Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop Metropolitan of Poznań, Chairman of the Polish Episcopal Conference, Vice-Chairman of the Council of European Bishops Conference
  • Konstanty Gebert, Columnist, founder of the Midrasz monthly
  • Marek Goliszewski, President of the Business Centre Club, Member of the Founders Circle, Economics Chairman of the BCC Shadow Cabinet
  • Hanna Gronkiewicz-Walz, Mayor of the City of Warsaw
  • Jakub Gutenbaum, Professor of the Polish Academy of Sciences, former Chairperson of the Children of the Holocaust Association in Poland, currently Honorary Chairperson of the Association
  • Jerzy Halbersztadt, Chairman of the Partnership in Culture Foundation, creator and, until 2011, Director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw
  • Aleksander Hall, former Minister and former member of the Sejm
  • Ryszard Konwerski, Chairman of the Polish Business Club
  • Maciej Kozłowski, former representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Contact with the Jewish Diaspora, former Polish Ambassador to Israel
  • Jerzy Kropiwnicki, former Mayor of the City of Łódź, member of the Monetary Policy Council (2016–2022)
  • Barbara Labuda, PhD in humanities, former member of the Sejm, former Minister, former Polish Ambassador to Luxembourg, social activist
  • Jan Litwiński, former Chairman of PLL LOT
  • Zbigniew Niemczycki, Chairman of the Curtis Group
  • Małgorzata Niezabitowska, former spokeperson for the Polish Government, writer
  • Lech Nikolski, former member of the Sejm and Cabinet member, academic lecturer
  • Stefan Niesiołowski, Professor, member of the Sejm
  • kard. Kazimierz Nycz, Archbishop Metropolitan of Warsaw
  • Grażyna Pawlak, former Director of the Association of JHI, Director of the Moses Schorr Foundation
  • Krzysztof Piesiewicz, former Senator
  • Roman Rewald, former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland
  • Adam Rotfeld, Professor, University of Warsaw, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Marek Safjan, Professor University of Warsaw, former Chairman of the Constitutional Tribunal, judge of the European Union Court of Justice, Vice-Chairman of the International Academy of Comparative Law, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Paula Sawicka, Chairman, Program Council, "Open Republic” Association
  • Tomasz Stańko, Musician
  • Cezary Stypułkowski, Chairman of the Board, mBank S.A, former Board Director JP Morgan Bank in Central-Eastern Europe
  • Szymon Szurmiej (dec'd 2014), former Chairman, Social-Cultural Association of Jews, Director of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw
  • Krzysztof Śliwiński, former representative of the Department of Foreign Affairs for Contact with the Jewish Diaspora
  • Gołda Tencer, Director, Shalom Foundation
  • Agata Tuszyńska, Writer
  • Andrzej Wajda (dec'd 2016), Film director
  • Wiesław Walendziak, former Minister, former member of the Sejm, Vice Chairman Prokom Investments
  • Cezary Windorbski, Chairman of the Board, Agrypa Sp. z o.o.
  • Andrzej Wiszniewski, former Minister of Science, former Chairman of the Scientific Research Committee
  • Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa, former Minister of Culture, Chief Executive and Program Director of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
  • Stanisław Wyganowski (dec'd 2017), former Mayor of Warsaw
  • Andrzej Zoll, Professor at the Jagiellonian University, former President of the Constitutional  Tribunal, former Ombudsman