Holocaust (1939–1945)

Separation and isolation, repressions, life in the shadow of death, deportations. 90% of the Jewish community in Poland perished in the Holocaust.

Germans and their allies murdered six million European Jews in the course of the Second World War. POLIN Museum was built at the heart of the former Jewish Quarter which the Nazis turned into a ghetto.

Get acquainted with fragments of the Ringelblum Archive - a testimony of the life and death of people who experienced the atrocities of the Shoah taking place in this very location.

Scholarly supervision of the gallery: Prof. Barbara Engelking (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences), Prof. Jacek Leociak (Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences).


Holocaust Gallery. Major funding provided by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

The project implementation and production of the core exhibition was made possible thanks to the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The creation of the exhibition was possible thanks to the support of donors from around the world.