Academic session

„70 years of the Jewish Historical Institute”

The culmination of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Jewish Historical Institute – and a complementary event to the opening of the permanent exhibition – was an academic session 70 years of the Jewish Historical Institute (15 November 2017). The session took place under a honorary patronage of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Jerzy Duszyński.

PROGRAMme of the celebrations in the emanuel ringelblum jewish historical institute

14–15 november 2017

Jewish historical institute building, Tłomackie 3/5, Warsaw

Languages: Polish and English. We provide simultaneous translation.

14th november, tuesday

Entry by invitation only


Opening of the permanent exhibition "What we were unable to shout out to the world”

Curatorial tour.


14.00 – 16.00

Academic session devoted to Ringelblum Archive

Samuel Kassow (Trinity College): „Oyneg Shabes“ – history and methodology”.

Angel Luis Encinas Moral (Complutense University of Madrid) — Spanish translation of the Ringelblum’s Archive Inwentory.

Pola Nirenska and Jan Karski prize giving ceremony.

15th november, wednesday

Admission free (all persons wishing to attend the session are asked to send a confirmation e-mail at

Session „70th years of Jewish Historical Institute” with the honorary patronage of The President of Polish Academy of Science, Professor Jerzy Duszyński.


Leader: Andrzej Żbikowski

Welcome adress: the Director of Jewish Historical Institute, professor Paweł Śpiewak.


  1. the representative of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland, Marian Turski
  2. the representative of the UNESCO, Karel Fracapane
  3. the representative of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Irene Pletka
  4. the representative of the Yad Vashem, Haim Gertner
  5. the representative of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sara J. Bloomfield
  6. the representative of the Jewish Historical Institute Programme Board, Piotr M. A. Cywiński.



Leader: Jan Doktór

  1. Stephan Stach (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague) — Political and social history of the Jewish Historical Institute – key moments.
  2. Andrzej Żbikowski(Jewish Historical Institute) – Scientific research in the Jewish Historical Institute and throughout the years.
  3. Nicolas Berg (Simon Dubnow Institute, Leipzig) — In German for the Germans: How Józef Wulf brought the legacy of Emanuel Ringelblum and the founding idea of the JHI into the west.

  4. Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) – „Bleter far Geszichte” —  outlines of the history of the paper.
  5. Mikołaj Getka-Kenig(Institute of Art, Jagiellonian University, Krakow) – The Jewish Historical Institute Museum in the times of the Polish People’s Republic and the issues of the history of the Polish Jews public discourse.

Commentators: Daniel Grinberg (Institute of History and Political Science, University of Białystok), Renata Piątkowska (Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN), Andrzej Rykała (Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Łódź).

Questions and discussion.

See also: Symposium of the JHI - summary

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