Delet Website

The Delet (Hebrew: ‘door’) portal is an innovative, technologically advanced tool for developing educational materials, virtual lessons and exhibitions on the basis of resources collected in our digital repository – the Central Jewish Library. The portal also makes available scans of paintings, drawings, sketches, woodblock prints, reproductions and spatial forms – such as artworks from the collection of Gela Seksztajn.

Delet is addressed at school and university students, teachers, academics, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in the history and culture of Polish Jews. A logged-in user will have access to highest quality digital copies which allow to study even smallest details of the scan. One can modify the parametres of an image (colour saturation, contrast), maximize or specify particular sections, add notes and bokmarks in order to mark interesting fragments. Copies of documents are being provided with metadata by the Inventory Department of the JHI.

Presentations can be prepared for private use or shared with others. Portal also offers free lessons and guided tours presenting key information about Jewish history and culture, as well as interesting, lesser known details about our resources.

The next stage will involve linking document scans with transcripts, translations into English and academic commentary so that in addition to viewing the original documents viewers can also read them and understand their context.

To create the Online Encyclopedia of the Warsaw Ghetto, the entries will be compiled based on documents from the Archive. A team of historians will select more than 2,000 key words related to the Warsaw Ghetto – its inhabitants, topography, daily life, and the Holocaust.

Contact person: Krzysztof Czajka-Kalinowski

We cordially invite you to download the Delet App, which we have prepared together with Mysza Software.

The App allows you t o see examples of workshops from our portal, as well as documents and art. With the App, you can get acquainted with the materials prepared by us at any time and place. We particularly recommend a text written for us by Jacek Dehnel and studies from the Oneg Szabat collection, written by Stanisław Różycki. The “Art” tab is also worth visiting – there, you will find photos from the Warsaw Ghetto, works by Bruno Schulz and Gela Seksztajn, as well as cult objects. More information

The Delet project is being developed thanks to financial support from the Ministry of Culture
and National Heritage, as a part of the KULTURA CYFROWA (DIGITAL CULTURE) programme.