Unfulfilled hopes. The Jews of Warsaw and the Emperor of Russia, King of Poland, Alexander I
The closest friend of a Jewish child
Roza Simchowicz was a teacher and a social activist. She dedicated her entire life to Jewish children. In the Warsaw Ghetto, where she helped children living on the streets, she had reached the very bottom of children’s poverty. As a result of disagreeing to set up a barrier separating her from patients, she became infected with typhus. She refused aid from Joint, believing that there are others who have contributed more to the society. She died in late November 1941 and was buried on 2 December at the Jewish cemetery.
December 1. Anniversary of discovering the second part of the Ringelblum Archive
70 years ago, on 1 December 1950, in the area of the Muranów C housing estate, at 68 Nowolipki street, diggers and bulldozers of the State Workers’ Estates Construction Enterprise were preparing the area for a new building. Suddenly, they came across two milk cans, which contained a treasure hidden in February 1943 – the second part of the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto.
Winners of Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Award for 2019 and 2020
The recipients of the Jan Karski and Pola Nireńska Award for 2019 and 2020 have been anounced. The award has been given to professor Daniel Grinberg and dr hab. Joanna Lisek.
Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9. Temporary exhibition for the 80th anniversary of the closure of the Warsaw Ghetto
On November 16, 1940, the Warsaw ghetto was closed. 80 years ago, the city was divided into two parts by a wall. Jews trapped in the ghetto were separated from information, their relatives, verdure, trees or the view of the sky to the horizon. The exhibition „Where Art Thou? Gen 3:9” symbolically refers to this moment.
The Jewish Order Service (Jewish Police) in Warsaw
We invite you for the first of the „Polish Talk – Mondays with JHI” series of webinars. Discussion on The Jewish Order Service (Jewish Police) in Warsaw with the author Dr. Katarzyna Person will begin on November 9, 2020, Israel: 19:00 / Poland: 18:00.
Ringelblum’s Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto — History and Legacy
We invite you to a Zoom webinar about the Ringelblum Archive with Maria Ferenc (Jewish Historical Institute). The online lecture will be held in English and German on November 4, 7 pm CET.