Special Events and Programs

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The following events, programs, and offers may be of interest to conference participants. They are not necessarily official parts of the conference.

  1. Panel at POLIN Museum Prior to the Conference
  2. Special POLIN Museum Membership Offer
  3. Lecture: Memory Conflicts in Poland

Panel at POLIN Museum Prior to the Conference

At 6:00 pm on Saturday evening, August 4, 2018, just prior to the Conference, come to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews for the following event.

Panel Discussion: What Do We Really Think?

Stereotypes in the Polish-Jewish Landscape

Admissiion is free to attend the panel. (The museum is a 30-minute walk from the Hilton Hotel. The museum does not have mechanical doors and all visitors are required to step through airport-style security.)

This panel addresses the challenges and opportunities experienced by those active in preserving Jewish memory in Poland. As recent developments demonstrate, long-held stereotypes and historical animosities, compounded by profound national and personal trauma and loss, make the effort to create dialogue and mutual understanding between Jews and non-Jewish Poles both essential and potentially explosive. For contemporary Poles, for the descendants of Polish Jews, and for those from other communities who contribute from a variety of motives and backgrounds, the long, tragic history of the Jewish community in Poland shapes perceptions and attitudes.

This panel brings together different voices and viewpoints in an effort to share insights and provoke dialogue as a necessary precondition to building bridges and changing stereotypes.

Panelists include:


Special POLIN Museum Membership Offer

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is offering our attendees special benefits during the conference. If you buy one of their annual memberships, starting at just 100 PLN (about 30 USD), you may enter any day, as often as you like, to see the permanent and temporary exhibits with no additional admission fee.

As an IAJGS Warsaw 2018 attendee with the 100 PLN membership, you are also entitled to

  • a free guided tour of the core exhibition during the conference or a free audioguide for one person
  • a 35% discount on the temporary exhibition catalog purchased from the museum’s ticket office

For more information, to see added benefits for buyers of higher membership levels, and to buy a membership, please click here.


Lecture: Memory Conflicts in Poland

The following is just one of the more than 200 conference talks presented by approximately 170 lecturers from at least 30 different countries!

Memory Conflicts in Poland Related to the

Jewish Past & the Holocaust

Prof. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

Jagiellonian University of Krakow

This lecture addresses the current public discourse in Poland and will be presented on Tuesday, August 7. The presentation includes an evaluation of existing educational projects in Poland as they relate to Jewish history and the Holocaust.



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