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The launch of "Daffodils" campaign at the Polin Museum

published: 2018-02-02 13:30, mlan
The launch of "Daffodils" campaign at the Polin Museum fot. The launch of "Daffodils" campaign at the Polin Museum

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites volunteers to join the preparation of the sixth edition of the "Daffodils" social and educational campaign. On 19 April, marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, volunteers will give away to Varsovians paper daffodils – symbols commemorating the tragic events of 1943.

Who can become a volunteer?

The Museum invites people aged 14 or more who are dedicated, well-organised, responsible, and creative, have teamwork skills, are (preferably) interested in modern history, and speak English or other foreign language (also an additional asset). Just fill in the form available at polin.pl/wolontariat. The deadline for sending in applications: 28 February.

The volunteers' task will be to give away paper flowers in the streets of Warsaw and to inform people of the anniversary. Individuals who will take part in this year's edition of the campaign will have an opportunity to visit the permanent exhibition at the Polin Museum, participate in communication workshops and meetings with witnesses of history, and also to get to know the history of the Warsaw ghetto. Each of them will receive a certificate confirming their voluntary service.

The "Daffodils" campaign was initiated in 2013 by the Polin Museum on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Since then more than 2.5 thousand volunteers have joined in the campaign and given away 300 thousand paper flowers.

The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is the first public-private cultural institution in Poland co-created by the Government (the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage), the local government (the City of Warsaw, whose financial contribution to the Museum's creation is nearly PLN 89 million) and a non-governmental organisation (the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute). Since April 2013, when the Museum launched its programme activities, it has housed temporary exhibitions, concerts, debates and seminars, workshops and educational walks. Supervision over the institutions is held by the City of Warsaw together with the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.