Postwar Years (1944 to the present)

After the war, 350,000 Jewish survivors remained within the borders of the ruined Polish state. They faced questions such as: to believe in the new political system and stay, or to depart forever from the country where the Genocide took place? 

As a result of the subsequent waves of emigration the Jewish community in Poland kept shrinking until it reached a point when its revival seemed impossible. And yet, after 1989, the Jewish community begin to rebuild itself anew. POLIN Museum is part of this history. 

Scholarly supervision of the gallery: Dr Helena Datner until 18 June 2014 (Jewish Historical Institute), Prof. Stanisław Krajewski (Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, University of Warsaw).

  • 180heartbeats + JUNG v. MATT and Bad Design –  authors of the design concept of the Post-89 installation
  • Nizio Design International – realization of the project for the Forest gallery and the Post-89 installation


The project implementation and production of the core exhibition was made possible thanks to the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland. The creation of the exhibition was possible thanks to the support of donors from around the world.