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"After the War"


The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites university students from Poland, Germany and Israel to participate in the second edition of the international Polin Meeting Point – Summer Education School.

The program is aimed at university students who are interested in research into the history of the postwar period from a comparative perspective and intercultural dialogue. The POLIN Museum’s interdisciplinary summer program provides opportunities for discussion amongst participants and with invited lecturers from each of the countries.

The previous edition of Polin Meeting Point focused on how we remember the end of World War II. The 2016 edition will focus on the topic of postwar reconstruction, the emergence of a new, postwar identity in Poland and Germany, and the construction of Israeli statehood. The seminar will draw on witness accounts and explore how to work with oral history material.

Together with invited experts from Poland, Germany and Israel, participants will discuss the rebirth of Jewish communities, dealing with Holocaust trauma, postwar violence and various postwar debates. The program will take place at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw from July 17-31, 2016.

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2016. Click here to apply. 

Participation in the program is free of charge. The travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organizer. All events will be conducted in English.

For questions or for further information, please contact: mdopieralska[at] polin [dott] pl