2020 POLIN AWARD - let’s meet the nominees!

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This year, POLIN Award will be handed in for the 6th time. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews grants the Award to individuals or organizations actively engaged in the preservation of the memory of the history of Polish Jewish. The Award jury shortlisted six finalists from several dozen applicants from all across Poland. The name of the laureate of 2020 POLIN Award will be announced on 1 December during the grand finale streamed on the POLIN Museum social media.

This year, six candidates have been shortlisted by the POLIN Award jury: 

We congratulate the nominees!

– 2020 POLIN Award competition is held in unfavourable circumstances, with COVID-19 pandemic thwarting activity across various branches of the economy, and rendering realization of communal projects particularly difficult. Nonetheless, we received several dozen applications and it was far from easy for us to select the finalists. We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who continue - against all odds - to engage in preservation of the heritage of Polish Jews - said Radosław Wójcik, head of the 2020 POLIN Award competition.

We would also like to express our sincere thanks to all those who nominated the candidates in the competition. Thanks to your nominations, we are able to popularize and support the initiatives whose aim is to preserve and recall the memory of the history of Polish Jews. We were most happy to realize there are so many out there. All the people who devote their time and energy to such initiatives deserve our deep gratitude and praise. 

We will announce the competition laureates on 1 December 2020 at 8PM through the POLIN Museum social media channels. 
The overall value of financial prizes in this year’s POLIN Award edition is 60,000 PLN. They were funded by Tomek Ulatowski, POLIN Museum Distinguished Benefactor, Wiktor Askanas and Ewa Masny-Askanas, Odette and Nimrod S. Ariav Foundation and an anonymous donor.

Jankilevitsch Foundation is the patron of 2020 POLIN Award competition. Activities realized as part of the Jewish Cultural Heritage project are financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway within the EEA Fund and by the state budget.

Below we present the profiles of the six nominees for 2020 POLIN Award.


The POLIN Award is made possible thanks to the support of the Jankilevitsch Foundation.

The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland is the co-organizer of 2020 POLIN Award competition. 

The project is supported by the EEA Grants from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and by the state budget.,,