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She was only 13 years old. She decided to erect a monument.

She was only 13 years old. She decided to erect a monument.

Added 2014-08-28

Imagine you are only 13 and you have decided to change something in the world. So it was with a touching story of Hannah Champness from Washington, was

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Will Hirschfeld have his own street in Kołobrzeg?

Will Hirschfeld have his own street in Kołobrzeg?

Added 2014-08-26

There is a chance that one of the streets in Kołobrzeg will be named after Hermann Hirschfeld – a balneologist who has greatly contributed to the growth

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70th anniversary of liquidation of the Łódź ghetto

70th anniversary of liquidation of the Łódź ghetto

Added 2014-08-26

Celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Łódź ghetto’s liquidation will kick off in the evening of Thursday, 28 August 2014.The Łódź ghetto was

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She found the family that saved her life

She found the family that saved her life

Added 2014-08-25

It was a moving event. After 70 years, Diana Albert from New York visited the village of Nuna, where a Polish family gave her shelter in 1944.Diana Albert

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Jews from he tailors in Brzeziny are returning in the work of artists

Jews from he tailors in Brzeziny are returning in the work of artists

Added 2014-08-25

Two interesting exhibitions are taking place in Brzeziny.  The opening of both will take place on Thursday 28 August at 6 pm in the Regional Museum

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The female inmates of Mierzynek will be commemorated

The female inmates of Mierzynek will be commemorated

Added 2014-08-22

On Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11am a ceremonious unveiling of the monument in Mierzynek will take place. During the Second World War the Germans opened

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Feliks Karpman passed away

Feliks Karpman passed away

Added 2014-08-21

Feliks Karpman passed away; one of the last pre-war Jewish inhabitants of Góra Kalwaria, guardian of the local cemetery.Feliks (real name: Wolf) Karpman

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Jewish cemetery – a tourist attraction of Knyszyn

Jewish cemetery – a tourist attraction of Knyszyn

Added 2014-08-21

Tourists touring the Podlasie region should definitely visit Knyszyn! Owing to efforts of the town administration the local Jewish cemetery is now awaiting

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