POLIN Museum in Your Home

Redakcja / Editorial staff / English translation: Andrew Rajcher, 16th March 2020
Over the coming days, stay at home and check out specially selected stories on our Polish Righteous Portal! By a decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, due to the 2019-nCov (Coronavirus), POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews will remain closed to the public until further notice. As part of the “POLIN Museum In Your Home” program, we have prepared a special selection of our content – stories of rescue, oral histories, lectures and events at the Museum and walks around the Museum’s exhibitions. So – let’s meet up online!

By a decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, due to the 2019-nCov (Coronavirus), POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews will remain closed to the public from 12th March until further notice. Information about the date of our reopening will be posted in the Museum’s website.

Over the coming days, while POLIN Museum remains closed to the public, as part of “POLIN Museum In Your Home” program, among other things, you can take a walk around our Core Exhibition, “1,000 Years of the History of Polish Jews”. You can see reports on past lectures and other events held at the Museum.

#StayAtHome and read the Polish Righteous Portal

Browse through the selected content on our Polish Righteous Portal, using new thematic listings (which we are developing over the coming days):


Read selected stories of rescue published, over recent months, on our Polish Righteous Portal. Read the stories of Poles who, during the Holocaust, extended help to Jews »


Read recommended stories of rescue, stories which have been most frequently read by visitors to our website. Learn the stories of the most well-known Polish Righteous Among the Nations »


It’s also woirth checking out these:


View these exhibitions without having to leve your home – exhibitions devoted to selected issues around the saving of Jews by Poles during World War II and related to the topic of the Righteous »


On our YouTube channel, you can listen to eyewitnesses to history – selections from POLIN Museum’s collection. We especially recommend our news series of films – “Poles and Jews on the Holocaust” »



Let’s help someone today

The Coronavirus pandemic has already motivated hundreds of people in Poland to help those in need – the elderly and all those who should not and cannot safely leave their homes.

“Inspired by the help people have given each other, in the face of the threat of infection, we have written an application which will aid anyone, who needs help with their daily activities. to find that help faster” – the creators of the “I HELP YOU” application.

Through this application, anyone who feels able to, can register quickly and determine how they can help as a volunteer. 

If you’re ready to help, find out more here:  The “I HELP YOU” app.