WGM’s 5th Anniversary

The Warsaw Ghetto Museum was officially established on February 28, 2018. Since then, we have been constantly evolving and doing everything to proceed with our mission which is to commemorate the history of the Warsaw Ghetto and other ghettos in occupied Poland  and to educate about Polish Jews’ cultural heritage.

During these five years, we arranged about a dozen open air and online exhibitions and organized numerous seminars and workshops. Our staff scientists participated in numerous conferences, our educators held workshops for hundreds of school kids and thousands of people participated in our Warsaw walking tours. During the excavation works conducted by WGM at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto, thousands of artifacts were found.

Last year was exceptionally intense for the Museum. We have released several important projects and started more collaborations. An educational game, publication of an anthology of literary texts about the Warsaw Ghetto, the conference “Operation Reinhardt: 80 years later”, archeological survey… this is not yet all that happened in the Museum in 2022! You are welcome to watch a short video summarizing the Warsaw Ghetto Museum’s activities in the year of 2022.

Our mission of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive has taken on new meaning in the face of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. The images of wartime conflagration are no longer a part of archival pictures; they have become a tragic everyday life for our neighbors across the eastern border.

This year is of a special importance for us. On April 19, we will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the biggest act of mass resistance by the Jewish people against the German occupants. Together with our partners, Jewish Historical Institute, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and The Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland, we have prepared a rich program of events dedicated to this date. You can find more about all the coming events on the website: warsaw1943.pl.