Jewish Historical Institute
Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute (JHI) was founded in 1947, as a result of transforming the Central Jewish Historical Commission, whose aim was to collect accounts of the Holocaust survivors, archives, books, photographs, artworks and objects of historical value. In 2009, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute was registered as an institution of culture subject directly to the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
The Institute conducts scientific research in the field of the thousand-year presence of Jews in Poland, their place in Polish and in general Jewish history, with a particular focus on the Holocaust.
The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland
The Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland established in 1951, is a Jewish philanthropic organization in Poland dedicated to the civilization of Polish Jews and their contribution to world culture.
The Association initiated and co-finances POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and supports the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute’s programs by allowing it to use the building and collections at 3/5 Tłomackie Street without charge, by financial and in-kind support, and by collaborating on programs and campaigns such as Oneg Szabat.