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News from communities

News from communities

Added 2014-07-29

Just like every month we encourage you to read news from Jewish communities. Summer vacation is an excellent time to relax and read what has been going

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Museum on Wheels to visit more cities

Museum on Wheels to visit more cities

Added 2014-07-29

Krosno and Tyczyn are the next stops during the Museum on Wheels tour. Since the last month, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews has been visiting

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What will happen with the plaque in tribute to Jewish artists?

What will happen with the plaque in tribute to Jewish artists?

Added 2014-07-28

A few days ago, we wrote about the situation of the “Femina” cinema in Warsaw. The cinema is located in a building which served as a Jewish theatre during

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Krakow dedicates the month of August to honor Jan Karski

Krakow dedicates the month of August to honor Jan Karski

Added 2014-07-28

In Poland, 2014 has been declared the Year of Jan Karski. As part of the commemoration, the Polish History Museum and the Krakow History Museum will hold

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Jews from Silesia captured by Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec

Jews from Silesia captured by Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec

Added 2014-07-25

What’s the life of Jews in Silesia like today? For several years now, photographer Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec has been documenting the life of the Jewish Religious

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Following the paths of Warsaw kibbutzniks

Following the paths of Warsaw kibbutzniks

Added 2014-07-25

The Szymon An-ski Association invites all to take another excursion in search for the traces of an old kibbutz which operated in the Warsaw district of

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Last farewell to Szymon Szurmiej

Last farewell to Szymon Szurmiej

Added 2014-07-24

Hundreds of people attended today’s funeral of Szymon Szurmiej. The renowned actor, director, manager of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw and former deputy

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Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Added 2014-07-24

Enrollment for Poland’s first two-year Master’s program in European Studies with specialization in “Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies” is still open.

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