Jewish Historical Institute is one of the most important research institutes concerning Polish and Central European Jews.

Its mission is to spread knowledge about the heritage of the thousand years of Jewish presence on the Polish lands. Institute's collections consist of seven million pages of varied documents. The most significant part of the collections is the Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto, also known as the Ringelblum Archive. The institution realizes its aim among others through presenting its collections as temporary and permanent expositions, organizing various kinds of artistic events, academic conferences and public education meetings, as well as educational and publishing activity. The Institute is both a depository of the memory of the past and a living cultural center – a place that actively participates in the process of creating historical awareness and forming civic attitudes.

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The Institute and Association are located in the historical building at 3/5 Tłomackie Street, which belongs to the Association.