Students of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at POLIN Museum
On 5-7 May 2019 a group of students and professors from the Nevzlin Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem came to Poland for a study visit as part of the course titled "National Historical Narrative of Modern Poland”.
The participants visited POLIN Museum, as well as other institutions of culture in Warsaw, such as: the Museum of Warsaw Rising, the Museum and Palace in Wilanów, and the National Museum.
During their visit to POLIN Museum, the students took a guided tour of the core exhibition titled 1000 Years of the History of Jews in Poland and participated in a workshop during which Joanna Andrysiak from the Museum Research Department spoke about the idea behind the institution, its establishment and its current activities. The main aspect of the meeting was a debate on the vital role of POLIN Museum in promoting the knowledge on the 1000-year mutual history of Jews and Poles which resulted in the unprecedented development of both nations and cultures.
“It was precisely the tour of the exhibition and the meeting with the Museum staff that made us realize the gravity, sensitivity and goal of our trip to Poland. The choice of materials, the organization of the exhibition tour, the engagement of the staff and their professional approach provided our students with a real opportunity to get acquainted with the Museum. It was truly helpful for us in meeting the goal of our trip […]. The visit at POLIN Museum set the tone for the rest of our stay in Poland. Once again, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for the help and for organizing our visit. We wish POLIN Museum many years of fruitful work, so precious especially today, in promoting the knowledge on the history of the two Nations,” commented Dr Semion Goldin of the Nevzlin Center.
The visit was held as part of the project 1000 Years of the History of Jews in Poland. The informational-educational campaign in Israel, of which the Nevzlin Center is a foreign partner. The institution is engaged in promoting the tradition of East-European Jews, in scholarly and educational activities and in research
Public task co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in the „Public Diplomacy 2019” competition.
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