11 November 2016
The 11th Independence Station was organized on 11 November by the Polish History Museum in Warsaw to celebrate Independence Day, the anniversary of Poland's regaining its statehood in 1918.
The main attractions of this edition were an urban game (for children...
28 October 2016
The interview below concludes MHP’s discussion with Director Basil Kerski of the European Solidarity Center [ESC], which opened in Gdańsk in August 2014. Situated at the main gateway to the former Lenin Shipyard – now legendary as the birthplace of Solidarity and a key site in the...
26 October 2016
The Spirit of Jan Karski Award is given to those who dedicate their lives to shining a light on human rights abuses and drawing public attention to humanitarian issues around the world. [...] In his crucial reporting, Kristof has not and does not let the world turn a blind eye to crises ranging...
22 October 2016
The Emigration Museum in Gdynia opens an international scientific conference on the Polish presence in Latin America. It is a start of a series of scientific gatherings on the history of emigration from the Polish lands and the Polish communities which function in various parts of the world....
20 October 2016
Between 1981 and 1989 in Wroclaw Poland, in an atmosphere in which dissent was forbidden and martial law a reality, the art-activist Orange Alternative movement developed and deployed their "socialist sur-realism" in absurd street-painting and large-scale performances comprising tens of...
16 October 2016
10th edition of Scholarship Fund Competition has just started.
All foreign scholars of Polish history are welcome to apply for a scholarship. Applications will be accepted until 27th November.
The Scholarship Fund endowed by the Polish History Museum is charged with supporting academic research...
13 October 2016
In the interview below, Director Tomasz Kranz of the State Museum at Majdanek in Lublin details the present situation at the Sobibór memorial site – findings of archeological research in recent years; plans for developing infrastructure and memorial facilities – then provides concluding comments...
10 October 2016
Acclaimed film director Andrzej Wajda has died at 90, after recent medical treatment led to an induced coma. He is survived by his spouse, the renowned scenographer Krystyna Zachwatowicz, and mourned in Poland and internationally.
Wajda’s storied career has spanned six decades of...