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The Superbrands award presentation Gala, 2015, Warsaw. From left: Paweł Potoroczyn (director of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute), Agnieszka Rudzińska, Andrzej Cudak (former directors of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) and the current director, professor Dariusz Stola, photo: Kuba Kiljan (Kuznia Zdjec)

The fourth edition of the Culture.pl Superbrands award was presented to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The award has been established by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in collaboration with Superbrands Poland, with the aim of recognising artists as well as cultural institutions that are the most effective in ensuring the presence of Polish culture abroad.

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The Polin Museum is located in the Muranów district, an area which was before WW2 the heart of Jewish Warsaw

The Polin Museum located in what was once the heart of the Jewish Warsaw presents a thousand year history of Polish Jews. Learn more about the location, building, and the exhibition, which opened on October 28, 2014

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Tad Taube, biggest donor of the new Polin Museum in Warsaw, talks about his early days in Poland, interrupted film career in Hollywood, and the difference between good and bad philanthropy. He also explains why the Polin Museum was one of his easiest philanthropic decisions.

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews, main hall, photo: courtesy of the Museum.

The reactions were positive, but raising the funds was a battle - says Marian Turski of the Jewish Historical Institute.

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View of the main exhibition, Polin Museum, photo: Magda Starowieyska

Following 20 years of exhaustive works, preparation and fund raising, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is unlocking its doors. We will we discover on the inside? What does the main exhibition have to say about Polish-Jewish history?

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Rejzl Żychlińska, archival photo

A poet writing in Yiddish. She was born on the 27th of July 1919 in Gąbin, Mazovia, and died on the 13th of June 2001 in Concord in the USA.

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From left: Joseph Opatoshu, Halper Lejwik, Borys Kleckin, Zelig Malamud, Nachman Meisel, Warsaw1925, photo: Jewish Historical Institute

Joseph Opatoshu was a Polish-born Yiddish-language novelist and short-story writer. He was born Josef Mair Opatowski on Christmas Eve in 1886, in Stupski Las, near Mława.

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Helena Czernek, photo: Aleksander Prugar

Helena Czernek is an artist working in graphic and product design, photography, and sketches. She was born in Warsaw in 1985.

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Icchok Lejbusz Perec, photo: www.yivoencyclopedia.org

Peretz was a writer, social activist, and a leading figure among the authors of Yiddish literature in Poland.

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The Museum of the History of Polish Jews stands in what was once the heart of Jewish Warsaw – an area which the Nazis turned into the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. This significant location, coupled with the Museum’s proximity to the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes, demanded extreme thoughtfulness on the part of the building’s designers, who carefully crafted a structure that has become a symbol of the new face of Warsaw. The design by the Finnish studio Lahdelma & Mahlamäki was selected in an international competition. In 2008, with the building still under construction, it...

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The Museum of the History of Polish Jews starts their artistic residencies programme - “Open Museum – Education in Action”. For this programme, the museum hosts Polish and foreign artists whose works deal with the themes of Jewish heritage and multiculturalism.

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A new wave of architects in Poland are coming up with novel ways to use traditional building components, whether it's sturdy steel and concrete or the ergonomic allure of wood. Culture.pl presents the most exciting projects and award winners of the past year.

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Władysław Szlengel – poet, journalist, stage actor. Born in 1914 in Warsaw. Polish-writing author, called the "chronicler of the sinking", died during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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Gela Seksztajn, photo courtesy of the Jewish Historical Institute

Gela Seksztajn, painter, born in 1907 in Warsaw, died probably during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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Icchak Katzenelson (1886-1944), poet, teacher, author of plays writing in both Yiddish and Hebrew, author of the famous poem Song of the Murdered Jewish People, perished in Auschwitz in May 1944.

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Wiera Gran, photo: East News

The singer took the wartime stage as a young woman in the cabarets of the ghetto, singing of love and hope at the legendary Café Sztuka. She died in November 2007 in Paris.

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Janusz Korczak with his pupils, DS Różyczka, Wawer, 1938, photo courtesy of the Korczakianum Centre for Documentation and Research in Warsaw

Physician, pedagogue, writer, journalist and social activist. Born as Henryk Goldszmit on the 22nd of July 1878 or 1879 in Warsaw, died on the 6th of August 1942 in Treblinka.

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Tomasz Stańko and his ensemble will give a special concert "Music for A Good World" at the National Philharmonic. The concert is dedicated to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews celebrating the half-way mark in the construction of the Museum.

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