Dr Hanna Węgrzynek


Historian, scholar of the history of Jews in Poland, including Christian-Jewish relations, the Warsaw Jewish community, and portrayals of the Holocaust in Polish history textbooks. Author of numerous publications on the subject. Exhibition curator, among others, “Twarz getta”/The Face of the Ghetto and “Mille ans des Juifs en Pologne”/Thousand Years of Jewish Presence in Poland. Graduate of Historical Studies Programme of the University of Warsaw and Doctoral Studies at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Earlier research positions include: the Central Archives of Historical Records, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, the Jewish Historical Institute and the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Awarded with the Decoration for Merit to Polish Culture.

Selected publications:

  1. New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands, Brighton MA, 2018 (with Antony Polonsky and Andrzej Żbikowski).
  2. Regestr osób żydowskich spisany w miesiącu styczniu roku 1778 w Warszawie (Registry of Jewish persons registered in a census of January 1778 in Warsaw), Warsaw 2016.
  3. Żydzi i Polacy w okresie walk o niepodległość 1914-1920 (Jews and Poles during the 1914-1920 struggle for independence). Materials from a conference which accompanied an exhibition entitled “Jew, Pole, legionnaire 1914-1920,” Warsaw 2015 (ed.).
  4. “Die Darstellung des Holocaust in polnischen Lehrplänen und Lehrbüchern für Geschichte in der Zeit von 1943 bis 1989” (Presentation of the Holocaust in Polish history curricula and textbooks for the period of 1943 to 1989), in: Auschwitz im Kontext. Die ehemaligen Konzentrationslager im gegenwärtigen europäischen Gedächtnis (Auschwitz in context. Former concentration camps in present European memory), Bogusław Dybaś, Irmgard Nöbauer, Ljiljana Radonić, Frankfurt am Main 2017.
  5. “Interceding in Rome: Deputations of the Polish Jews to the Papal Court”, w: Czasy Nowożytne/Modern Times, Volume 30, 2017.
  6. “Problematyka Zagłady w polskich podręcznikach szkolnych” (The topic of the Holocaust in Polish school textbooks), in: Studia Żydowskie Almanach/Jewish Studies Almanac, Volume 6, 2016.
  7. „Napływ Żydów do Warszawy i Pragi w drugiej połowie XVIII wieku” (The influx of Jews to Warsaw and Praga in the second half of the 18th century), in: Skąd się biorą warszawiacy? Migracje do Warszawy w XIV – XXI wieku (Where are the inhabitants of Warsaw from? Migrations to Warsaw from 14th to 21st century), Eds. Katarzyna Wagner, Krzysztof Zwierz, Przemysław Piechocki, Warszawa 2016.
  8. “The Jews Role in the Polish Rural Economy and Its Evolution, c. 1400 – 1700,” in: Juden und ländlische Gesellschaft in Europa zwischen Mittelalter und Früeher Neuzeit –  15. – 17. Jahrhunderet Kontinuität und Kresie, Inklusion und Exclusion in einer Zeit des Übergangs (Jews and Rural Society in Europe between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period – The 15th to 17th Century continuity and creed, inclusion and exclusion in the times of transition), Wiesbaden, 2016.

Joanna Dudelewicz


Architect, conservator with many years of professional experience gained in architectural design studios as well as in the Office of the Voivodeship Conservator of Monuments, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Museum of Warsaw as the Manager of the Investment Department and Manager – Coordinator of investment projects co-financed from national and EU funds. The Manager – Coordinator of the”OdNowa Muzeum Warszawy” [ReNEWed Museum of Warsaw] Project, consisting in the reconstruction, modernization and conservation of 11 historic tenement houses of the Museum headquarters together with the installation of a permanent exhibition and arrangement of internal spaces. The project has been awarded numerous national prizes, including Zabytek Zadbany [Well-kept Monument] and Lider Dostępności [The Accessibility Leader Award]. Author of numerous publications and lecturer in the field of architecture, conservation, EU subsidies and public procurement.

Selected publications:

  1. Muzeum OdNowa Modernizacja kamienic Muzeum Warszawy 2015-2018 [Museum ReNEWed: Modernisation of the Tenement Houses of the Museum of Warsaw 2015 – 2018], authors: Joanna Dudelewicz, Marcin Czechowicz, Publishing House: Museum of Warsaw
  2. OdNowa Muzeum Warszawy, Architektura [ReNEWed Museum of Warsaw, Architecture] November 2016, pp. 102-106
  3. OdNowa Muzeum Warszawy, Architektura&Biznes [ReNEWed Museum of Warsaw, Architecture&Business] October 2017
  4. Modernization of museum buildings – between tradition and modernity, Renovations and Monuments, European Congress on Information on Conservation 2018

Professor Daniel Blatman


Daniel Blatman is the Max and Rita Haber Professor in Contemporary Jewry and Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also the head of the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry and the former director of the Centre for the Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry at the same university. He has worked on the history of the Jewish labour movement in Eastern Europe, the Holocaust in Poland, Nazi annihilation policy and the 20th century genocide.Selected publications:1. For our Freedom and Yours, The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939–1945, 2003.2. Reportage from the Ghetto, The Jewish Underground press in Warsaw Ghetto, 2005.3. The Death Marches, The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide, 2011.4. Ed. Conflicting Histories and Coexistence: New Perspectives on the Polish-Jewish Encounter, 2014.5. “Holocaust scholarship: toward a post-uniqueness era,” Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 17 no. 1, 2015.6. “Beyond National Identities: New Challenges in writing the History of the Holocaust in Poland and Israel,” in Antony Polonsky et. al. (eds.), New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands, 2018.