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.
Polin Meeting Point is a unique opportunity for Poles, Germans and Israelis to meet and participate in a series of lectures, workshops, and discussions. It provides opportunity to exchange experiences, explore various – sometimes different – perspectives on the past, and debate issues which are vital for the participants from the three countries sharing common history.

Last year, in the previous edition of Polin Meeting Point, we asked about how we remember the end of World War II ( This year we 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.
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 is dedicated to university students and young as well as to young graduates (no more than three years after receiving their diploma or graduation) who are interested in research into the history of the postwar period from a comparative perspective and intercultural dialogue, and who want to learn how to work with oral history material and develop their interpersonal skills.

The program will take place at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, in Warsaw, on July 17-31, 2016.

Participation in the program is free of charge. The travel and accommodation expenses (board and lodging) will be covered by the organizer. All events will be conducted in English.
Applications are accepted until April 30, 2016

See what the 1st edition of Polin Meeting Point looked like

More information about the program and recruitment

You are warmly invited!

The implementation of this program is possible due to the support of the Nissenbaum Family Foundation.

Nissenbaum Family Foundation
Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland

Institute for Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University
Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wroclaw
Mordechai Anielewicz Center for the Study and Teaching of the History and Culture of Jews in Poland, University of Warsaw
University of Konstanz
University of Potsdam
University of Haifa

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