April 19

The Daffodils social and educational campaign

19 April 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the biggest Jewish military revolt during WW2, and the first urban insurgency in occupied Europe. On that day, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews launched the sixth edition of the Daffodils social-educational campaign. This year, the campaign Ambassadors are: Maja Komorowska, Katarzyna Nosowska, Zofia Wichłacz, Radzimir Dębski (JIMEK), Dawid Ogrodnik.

Over 1,500 volunteers distributed paper daffodils – the symbol of remembrance of the Uprising - in the streets of Warsaw. Schools, libraries and other institutions from all over Poland joined the campaign, organizing various activities related to the commemoration of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, twis was over 1,000 institutions.

Why daffodils?

Marek Edelman was the last commander of the Jewish Combat Organization and one of the few survivors of the Uprising. Each year on the anniversary of its outbreak, he laid a bouquet of yellow flowers at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in the Warsaw district of Muranów. Daffodils became a symbol of respect and remembrance of the Uprising. The campaign, organized by POLIN Museum since 2013, aims to promote this symbol and to spread the knowledge on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Remembering Together concert

On 19 April we've organized a Remembering Together concert which took place at 8 PM in front of the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. The concert featured the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and will include, among others, premiere of a piece by Radzimir Dębski (JIMEK) composed especially for this occasion.

The Daffodils campaign is supported by: