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The synagogue in Sieradz in flames

The synagogue in Sieradz in flames

Added 2014-04-18

We have received bad news from Sieradz. Irena Kulesza, a Virtual Shtetl cooperator, told us that the former synagogue burnt down the previous night.The

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Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Saturday

Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on Saturday

Added 2014-04-18

This coming Saturday, April  19th,  will mark the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. This year, the date coincides with the

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Medals for researchers, activists, a rabbi and a soldier

Medals for researchers, activists, a rabbi and a soldier

Added 2014-04-18

Eight people were awarded the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Medals. The ceremony took place yesterday, the 17th of April 2014, in the Museum of the History of

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The cemetery in Żelechów has been fenced

The cemetery in Żelechów has been fenced

Added 2014-04-18

A few days ago, the Jewish cemetery in Żelechów, in the Mazowieckie Province, was walled in. The works were commissioned by the Foundation for the Preservation

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Pesach and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Pesach and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-04-17

Pesach is one of the most important Jewish holidays.  It is presented in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews on many levels.A unique crack in

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Film about Bruno Schulz in production

Film about Bruno Schulz in production

Added 2014-04-17

A few weeks ago, we talked about the casting for the main protagonist in a documentary film about the life and works of Bruno Schulz. Finally, the actor

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Will the Bund archive be discovered before the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

Will the Bund archive be discovered before the 71st anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

Added 2014-04-16

Archaeologists have arrived in the Krasiński Garden in Warsaw once again. Another phase of the search for the lost archive of the Bund party has begun.In

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Pesach and matzo

Pesach and matzo

Added 2014-04-16

Today is the second day of the Jewish holiday of Pesach. It is worth highlighting several interesting facts about matzo, which is intricately related to

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