The historian Dariusz Stola has been named director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He will take up his position March 1, taking over from acting director Andrzej Cudak. Poland’s Culture Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski announced the appointment at a news conference in Warsaw on Friday.
Stola, 40, is a professor at the Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, and a fellow at the Center for Migration Research, Warsaw University. He has authored six and co-edited four books, and published more than a hundred scholarly articles on the political and social history of Poland in the 20th century, the Holocaust, international migrations and the communist regime. You can see some of his works here.
The museum opened its doors in April 2013, but its core exhibition is still being installed. The official opening is to take place sometime in the autumn, but no date has been set yet.