Workshop: Resistance, Memory Politics and the Presence of War

May 10-12, 2023

The focus of our 3-day workshop in Warsaw, is on multiperspectivity in the context of the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and in the shadow of the war in Ukraine. Together with local Holocaust educators and researchers and participants from around Europe we approach the following subjects:

  • Possible new perspectives on the history/remembrance of the Holocaust in the context of the remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in past and present
  • The remembrance of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the backdrop of the ongoing war in Ukraine, and in the context of current forms of persecution and discrimination
  • Possibles influences of the war in Ukraine on educational work on the Holocaust


10.05.2023: 4.30 pm – 9 pm
11.05.2023: 9 am – 6 pm
12.05.2023: 9 am – 12.30 pm


POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Mordechaja Anielewicza 6
00-157 Warsaw


Wednesday, May 10th: Input from local experts followed by a welcome dinner.

Thursday, May 11th: Visit of the exhibition Around Us a Sea of Fire. The Fate of Jewish Civilians During the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at the POLIN Museum and insights into the conception of the exhibition and educational program around it. Presentation and discussion on European perspectives and experiences on and in the memory of resistance, memory politics and the effects of the war in Ukraine. Our focus is also on the meta level to learn more about the current challenges, methods and concepts educators in the field of Holocaust Education. Evening is at free disposal.

Friday, May 12th: Visit of the exhibition „What we’ve been unable to shout out to the world“ at the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, with Q&A about concepts and educational approaches. Final round, Outlook. End of the workshop at 12.30 pm.





Warsaw 1939/2019. Film Still from „Escape to Vilnius – The Journalist Train“, Schuldenberg Films, 2019. © Minor