Map of Remembrance in Poland

In 2008, the Centre cooperated with the Polish Foreign Ministry in order to initiate a new project to create a map of remembrance in Poland. This project aims to improve the quality of education and remembrance of the Holocaust. We are collecting information, materials and statistics, as well as reports of seminars, conferences, teacher-training, student training/conferences, exhibitions and other events from 1989 to 2008 connected to the Holocaust, in order to create a high-quality database of information on this important topic. We are most interested in the actual number of events that have taken place, their thematic ranges, and detailed information about the participants/attendees.

The most important information sources for our database so far have been memorial sites and museums at former concentration camp sites. We are also collecting information from university libraries, specifically about the number and content of dissertations written in Poland-at both the MA and PhD levels-referring to the Holocaust. The creation of this database is meant to complement more advanced academic research conducted by our team at the Centre for Holocaust Studies. For example, it will be used to evaluate the activities of various institutions throughout Poland (with their consent). Another future project will aim to at the use this database in order to measure the influence of Holocaust education on selected groups of people in Poland.

State Museum at Majdanek - photostory

photos by Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs