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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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“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in Kraśnik

“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in Kraśnik

Added 2014-07-23

“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in KraśnikThis week, the streets of Kraśnik are a stage for the “Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival for

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Żelechów – getting closer to finding a tzaddik’s grave

Żelechów – getting closer to finding a tzaddik’s grave

Added 2014-07-23

The location of the grave of Ariele Koznicer, a tzadik who died in 1942 in Żelechów, Mazowieckie Province, is likely to soon be discovered.Ariele Koznicer

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The March of Remembrance will take place in Warsaw

The March of Remembrance will take place in Warsaw

Added 2014-07-22

On July 22, 1942 the Nazis commenced deportation of the Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto to the death camp in Treblinka. Within the subsequent two

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Once a ghetto theatre, then a cinema, and now a supermarket

Once a ghetto theatre, then a cinema, and now a supermarket

Added 2014-07-22

Warsaw’s “Femina” cinema will cease to exist During World War II, the building was within the boundaries of the ghetto and housed a theatre. In a 

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