Simone Veil (1927-2017)

Simone Veil, une personne extraordinaire qui a été la Présidente d’honneur de l’AEMJP, nous a quitté. Elle nous manquera. Simone Veil, wonderful person who was also the honorary President of the AEMJP, just left us. She will be dearly missed.

Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016)

Andrzej Wajda, one of the most important film directors of the 20th century, died on October 9, in Warsaw. Recipient of a honorary Oscar and the Palme d’Or, many of his movies undertook essential issues of Polish-Jewish history (Samson, 1961; The Promised Land, 1975; Korczak, 1990; Holy Week, 1995 among others). Roman Polanski, who started…

Shimon Peres (1923-2016)

Corinne Evens with Shimon Peres, at the Peres Center for Peace, Jaffa, 2016 The Museum Polin mourns Shimon Peres, who honoured it with his support from its very beginnings and visited in 2008 while the Museum was under construction. Shimon Peres’ daughter, Tsvia Walden, and his son-in-law, have both visited the Museum several times since…