Poland

Learn about Poland’s efforts to advance education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust and genocide of the Roma.

Joined the IHRA

1999

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

27 January

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

19 April

See a list of Poland's delegation members

Jan Lazicki (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation

Grzegorz Berendt (Museum of the Second World War) – Academic Working Group

Andrzej Kacorzyk (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum) Museums and Memorials Working Group

Maciej Korkuć (Institute of National Remembrance) – Academic Working Group

Wojciech Kozłowski (Pilecki Institute) – Academic Working Group

Tomasz Kranz (Majdanek State Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group

Malgorzata Skorka (Ministry of Education and Science) – Education Working Group

Albert Stankowski (Warsaw Ghetto Museum) Museums and Memorials Working Group

Piotr Szpanowski (Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport) Museums and Memorials Working Group

Piotr Trojanski (Pedagogical University of Cracow) – Education Working Group

Andrzej Zbikowski (Jewish Historical Institute) – Academic Working Group

Magda Witan (Ministry of Education and Science) – Education Working Group

Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska (Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Warsaw) – Education Working Group

Following the adoption of the Stockholm  Declaration, the Polish government added Holocaust education to school curricula.  Holocaust research has developed tremendously since 2000 — now all major universities offer courses in Jewish and Holocaust Studies. The Perpetual Fund of the Auschwitz Birkenau Foundation, which provides the necessary resources for the conservation of the former camp, was also established.

Cooperation with the IHRA has helped to  facilitate a more open dialogue within Poland, and in the last fifteen years an honest, multidimensional debate on Polish-Jewish wartime relations has developed. Thanks to the shared efforts of historians, educators, and politicians, the Holocaust has become an important part of public discourse.

Recent news

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04 Aug 2023 Time to read: 5 mins

IWalks: A digital tool is bringing stories of the past to a location in the present, thanks to an IHRA grant

IWalks brings personal memory and pedagogy together in creative ways to help students connect to Holocaust history and keep its memory alive.

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02 Nov 2021 Time to read: 5 mins

How the Stutthof Maritime Evacuation IHRA Grant uncovered new dimensions of the Holocaust

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde has launched a mission to clarify whether there could be a Holocaust grave site linked to the forced evacuation operation from the Stutthof concentration camp.

Resources in Polish

Working Definitions & Charters
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Robocza definicja antysemityzmu przyjęta przez Międzynarodowy Sojusz na rzecz Pamięci o Holokauście

Międzynarodowy Sojusz na rzecz Pamięci o Holokauście (IHRA) jednoczy rządy i ekspertów, aby umacniać, rozwijać i promować edukację, pamięć i badania na temat Holokaustu na całym świecie, a także aby dbać o wypełnianie zobowiązań wynikających z Deklaracji Sztokholmskiej z 2000 r.

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Robocza definicja negacjonizmu i zniekształcania prawdy historycznej o Holokauście

Niniejsza definicja jest wyrazem przeświadczenia, że negowaniu Holokaustu i zniekształcaniu prawdy historycznej o tym wydarzeniu należy przeciwstawiać się i potępiać je na poziomie krajowym i międzynarodowym oraz badać to zjawisko na poziomie globalnym.