“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Europa Nostra Awards are given by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, a federation of NGOs from 40 European countries dealing with cultural heritage. The POLIN Museum was honoured in the ‘Education, training and awareness raising’ category for its educational programme focusing on Jewish cultural heritage.
The museum is one of the 29 Europa Nostra laureates from 18 countries which have been recognised for their achievements in education, conservation, research, and dedicated service.
A total of 202 applications from 39 European countries were examined by an international panel of experts.
The POLIN Museum launched its educational programme in 2013. It has since attracted 445,000 participants in 240 towns and localities. The educational content of the Museum’s website has had over five million visitors. Last year, The POLIN museum received the European Museum of the Year Award, a distinction which has been given annually since 1977 by the European Museum Forum, which acts under the auspices of the Council of Europe.
Image: POLIN Museum.