In partnership with

Polish Jewry webinar recording & resources


Centropa Jewish Network (CJN) and the National Library of Israel (NLI) are delighted to show you our joint webinar, which took place on November 29, 2020.

During the webinar, participants:

  • learned about the history and rich cultural heritage of Polish Jewry;
  • explored the resource pack of Centropa and the NLI on Polish Jewish communities, including films, primary sources, worksheets and more;
  • met Jewish educators from other countries and developed lesson ideas together.

Please also enjoy these webinar support materials:


About our partnership

Centropa is a non-profit Jewish historical and educational institute dedicated to preserving 20th-century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans and disseminating these stories and photos through films, books, and exhibitions.

The NLI, established in 1892, is unique among the great libraries of the world. It is the prime institution of national memory– not only of the Israeli nation, but also of the Jewish people throughout the world. Its mission is to serve as a home for the collections, archives, manuscripts, documents, maps, music and other audio treasures, graphic creations, audiovisual creations and electronic documents, as well as other items of unique national, historic or cultural significance.

In our cooperation, we combine the historical primary sources that are housed in the NLI archives together with the family and personal stories documented in the oral histories collected by Centropa. Based on these, we develop rich resource packs for educators with films, primary sources, worksheets and teaching suggestions – for various subjects and age groups.


Contact Tina Hemera: hemera (at) or Shuvi Hoffman: Shuvi.Hoffman (at)

We look forward to continued learning and discovering together!

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