photo by Grzegorz Kwolek (JHI)
The most important areas indicated in the agreement concern cooperation in the field of exhibition, education, acquisition, securing and sharing of collections, broadly understood research activity, including the organization of conferences and seminars, as well as publishing projects and promotion.
Both parties also announce the exchange of experiences and mutual support in the development of the organization of each institution.
Monika Krawczyk, director of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute:
– We are glad that the newly created museum joins the circle of institutions cooperating with the Jewish Historical Institute, such as the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Memorial de la Shoah in Paris, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the YIVO Institute in New York. The more so because the idea of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum was born a few years ago within the walls of the Jewish Historical Institute. We have a common goal of popularizing knowledge and protecting the memory of Polish Jews.
The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute is one of the world’s most important research institutions dealing with the history of Jews. It was here in Tłomackie Street in 1947 that research on the Holocaust began. The greatest treasure that the JHI looks after is the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, the Ringelblum Archive, entered on the UNESCO "Memory of the World" list as a world heritage monument. Since 2017, the documents from the Archive are presented at the permanent exhibition „What we’ve been unable to shout out to the world”.
The Warsaw Ghetto Museum (MGW) is a state cultural institution established by the Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sports in March 2018. It is an institution under organization whose aim is to popularize the history of the Warsaw ghetto and other ghettos organized by the Germans during World War II in occupied Poland. The permanent exhibition of the Warsaw Ghetto Museum will be located in the historic building of the former Bersohn and Bauman Hospital. The museum runs the campaign "Collect, build, remember", the aim of which is to acquire objects for the permanent exhibition. Under similar agreements, the MGW cooperates, inter alia, with the Treblinka Museum, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland, the Museum at Majdanek, the Institute of National Remembrance and the Nissenbaum Family Foundation.