Event Announcement: Director of POLIN Museum to Speak at Harvard

June 1, 2016
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The Harvard community and members of the general public are invited to attend a special lecture with Dariusz Stola, Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews.

The event takes place at 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, at the Riesman Center for Harvard Hillel, Rosovsky Hall (52 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138).

Mr. Stola will speak to the American Association for Polish Jewish Studies on the goals and tasks of the POLIN Museum. Antony Polonsky, HURI Associate and Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University, will chair the event.

Founded in 2005, the POLIN Museum opened to the public in April 2013 and serves as a center of culture and education. Its core exhibition showcases 1,000 years of Polish Jewish history, from their arrival in Po-lin as traveling merchants up to present-day life. The award-winning structure of the building itself was designed as a symbol of the new Warsaw, reclaiming the area that the Nazis turned into the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.

To learn more about the POLIN Museum, visit www.polin.pl. For additional information about the event on June 18, call 617-492-9788.