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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Pesach today and in the past

Pesach today and in the past

Added 2014-04-15

Before the beginning of Pesach, many Polish Jewish households were cleaned of all chametz (bread and other leavened foods).  Seders...

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Chag Pesach Sameach!

Chag Pesach Sameach!

Added 2014-04-14

This evening, the 15th of the month of Nisan, marks the commencement of Pesach, one of the fundamental holidays in Judaism. It commemorates the...

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New management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw

New management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw

Added 2014-04-14

Last Monday, we wrote about the results of the elections to the management board of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw. On the same day, the...

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The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw will be restored

The Jewish cemetery in Warsaw will be restored

Added 2014-04-11

This restoration will be one of the largest projects of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw. The restoration works of the Jewish cemetery in...

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Pictures of prewar Śniatyń at the Galicia Museum

Pictures of prewar Śniatyń at the Galicia Museum

Added 2014-04-11

On Wednesday, the 16th of April, at 6 pm, the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków, at 18 Dajwór Street, will open a temporary exhibition portraying...

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Warsaw: secrets of Jewish holidays

Warsaw: secrets of Jewish holidays

Added 2014-04-10

The Centre for Yiddish Culture in Warsaw (CKJ) invites children aged 3-8 years old for a workshop about Jewish holidays. The meeting will take...

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What’s new in Płock?

What’s new in Płock?

Added 2014-04-10

The Museum of Mazowsze Jews in Płock, which opened last year, has been very active since its inauguration. In recent days, meetings, concerts and...

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Exhibition of Barbara Debiec’s photographs

Exhibition of Barbara Debiec’s photographs

Added 2014-04-09

“Zamrozone wspomnienia” (Eng. Frozen Memories) is the title of an exhibition which will be inaugurated at 7 pm on Thursday, the 10th of April,...

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Michal Piróg’s autobiography to come out soon

Michal Piróg’s autobiography to come out soon

Added 2014-04-09

On Wednesday, the 16th of April, 2014, Michal Piróg’s recent book “Chce zyc”, is to be released. This book is the autobiography of one of...

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A meeting on Passover in Nowy Sacz

A meeting on Passover in Nowy Sacz

Added 2014-04-08

The “Nomina Rosae Ogród Kultury Dawnej” Foundation invites you to a meeting about Passover. The event will begin at 5 pm on Sunday, the 13th...

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Francine Kaufmann’s lectures

Francine Kaufmann’s lectures

Added 2014-04-08

Centre de Civilisation Française et D’Etudes Francophones in Warsaw (OKFiSF) invites you to a series of meetings with Prof. Francine...

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Will Jewish football teams be formed?

Will Jewish football teams be formed?

Added 2014-04-07

The Jewish Community in Wroclaw and JCC Kraków are looking for football players who would like to play in the nationwide football championship....

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Busy days in the Jewish community in Warsaw

Busy days in the Jewish community in Warsaw

Added 2014-04-07

Last weekend, the 5th and 6th of April, will surely pass down in the history of the Jewish community in Warsaw. The Nozyk Synagogue witnessed...

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Another grant for the preservation of Jewish legacy

Another grant for the preservation of Jewish legacy

Added 2014-04-04

The Grant Commission of the Jewish Historical Institute Association (SZIH) has the pleasure of announcing a competition for grants for 2014...

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A Virtual Shtetl co-worker awarded!

A Virtual Shtetl co-worker awarded!

Added 2014-04-04

Today, during a gala at Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace, Dr Ina Sorkina has received the prestigious award of Lew Sapieha.Ina Sorkina graduated...

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Learn the life of Polish Jews with Virtual Shtetl

Learn the life of Polish Jews with Virtual Shtetl

Added 2014-04-03

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews (MHZP) has the pleasure of inviting you to the “Virtual Shtetl” workshop. The meeting has been...

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Synagogue in Koronowo. How to find money for the restoration works?

Synagogue in Koronowo. How to find money for the restoration works?

Added 2014-04-03

The Koronowo Municipality Hall wants to restore the former synagogue. The realization of this plan, however, can be thwarted by insufficient...

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Abraham Gafni dies

Abraham Gafni dies

Added 2014-04-02

Abraham Gafni, the former President of the Miedzyrzec Jews’s Landsmannshaft in Israel died on the 31st of March 2014.Abraham was born in...

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Jewish music in Plock

Jewish music in Plock

Added 2014-04-02

The Museum of Mazowsze Jews has the pleasure of inviting you to a performance of the Kwartet.pl music band. The gig has been organised as part of...

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Warsaw. The wall of the former Umschlagplatz will be demolished

Warsaw. The wall of the former Umschlagplatz will be demolished

Added 2014-04-01

Four workers are razing the wall at the former Umschlagplatz. A Warsaw citizen has reported this situation to the Jewish Historical Institute...

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Łapy says no to commemorating the Łosic family

Łapy says no to commemorating the Łosic family

Added 2014-04-01

Last Friday, the councilmen in Łapy, in the Podlaskie Province, turned down a project of building a square named after the Jewish family of...

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