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Jewish Cultural Heritage

"Jewish Cultural Heritage" project realized in the years 2020-2024.

"To recover the past and shape the future" is the educational mission of POLIN Museum. It was also the mission of the "Jewish Cultural Heritage" project, based on a belief that getting to know the history of Polish Jews enhances the historical awareness of Poles, Jews and Europeans, for Jewish history is an integral part of the history of Poland, Europe, and the Jewish diaspora.

Our wide array of educational programmes was reaching youth, educators, specialists, and the general public across the globe, thanks to €10 million grant from the EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and from Polish state budget.

The grant was dedicated to the realization of the "Jewish Cultural Heritage" project from March 2020 until April 2024, in partnership with the Norwegian institutions: The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies, The European Wergeland Centre, The Falstad Centre as well as the Jewish museums in Oslo and in Trondheim, and the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

The main goals of the programme were to recover and transmit the legacy of Polish Jews through educational and cultural programmes. We do believe that exposure to the rich and dramatic history of Polish Jews provides more than knowledge of history – it teaches us respect for people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, strengthens the resolve to fight xenophobia, and prepares young people for life in today’s diverse society.

Throughout the fifty-month duration of the project, we realized – together with our partners – nearly 10,809 events for over 6,670,000 participants in Poland and in Norway.

Read the report summing up over four years of the JCH project →

Main programs:

"Jewish Cultural Heritage" project in 2022


"Jewish Cultural Heritage" project in 2021


"Jewish Cultural Heritage" project in 2020

The first edition of the Jewish Cultural Heritage project, realized in the years 2013-2017, was awarded the prestigious European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra 2017 Awards. It also contributed to POLIN Museum being honoured with the most important museum awards in Europe.

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Logo of Jewish Cultural Heritage Project: from right side: logo of Norway grants, logo of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Republic of Poland, logo Polin Museum and JCK project.,,


Project partners

 The European Wergeland Center   Falstad Center

Jodisk Museum Oslo  Jodisk Museum Trondheim  Jewish Historical Institute