Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute


Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute

The Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture has been a lead supporter of the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, the world’s largest repository of Polish Jewish historical records, documents, artifacts, and art. The Institute is named to honor historian Emanuel Ringelblum, who organized a clandestine network of writers, journalists, historians, and artists in the Warsaw Ghetto to collect documentation about Jewish life and death during the war, intended for use in war crime tribunals against Nazis after the war. Most of the documents were later recovered and became the basis for the Institute’s large and constantly growing collection. The Institute is preparing to digitize its entire collection, making it accessible online to a global audience.

In July 2012 Tad Taube had the privilege of opening the Institute’s exhibition “Memory of the World: The Warsaw Ghetto underground archive,” the first-ever public display of the Ringelblum archives. “These archives are a time capsule, a chorus of voices to speak for the experience of millions who lost their lives during this unthinkable time,” he noted. “Without them a critical chapter of Jewish history would be lost. It is our honor to support their preservation and use by many thousands of researchers and visitors.”

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