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Grand Opening of the Core Exhibition

Grand Opening of the Core Exhibition

Added 2014-10-24

We invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Events will be held October 28-30. The...

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What is your story?

What is your story?

Added 2014-10-24

‘Stories of Polin’ is a new initiative by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The online platform gathers stories from all...

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Synagogue will serve senior citizens

Synagogue will serve senior citizens

Added 2014-10-23

The former synagogue in Cieszanów is undergoing a thorough renovation. The plans are to organise a club for senior citizens or a day-care...

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Following the traces of Jewish culture with “Zbąszyński Bałagan”

Following the traces of Jewish culture with “Zbąszyński Bałagan”

Added 2014-10-23

High school students from Zbąszyń invite you to a tour following in the footsteps of the local Jewish population. The tour will begin at...

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Marek Edelman’s mural disappeared from Muranów

Marek Edelman’s mural disappeared from Muranów

Added 2014-10-22

The mural depicting Marek Edelman with a daffodil has been painted out. It was created last year to mark the 70th Anniversary of the...

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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens its own Information Centre

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens its own Information Centre

Added 2014-10-22

Genealogical data, information on local Jewish communities and on historic sites, as well as witnesses’ accounts – all these and much...

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Kalman Sultanik passed away

Kalman Sultanik passed away

Added 2014-10-21

Yesterday, on 20 October 2014, Kalman Sultanik, a well-known Zionist activist passed away.Kalman Sultanik was born in 1917...

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Secret of the Lublin gate inscription has been revealed

Secret of the Lublin gate inscription has been revealed

Added 2014-10-21

Since Monday, a transfer of a pre-war ad in Yiddish has been under way. The removal of a layer of plaster has revealed an unlikely...

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Former Jewish prayer houses to become part of the museum

Former Jewish prayer houses to become part of the museum

Added 2014-10-20

The Museum of Warsaw Praga is almost ready. Renovation works have ended and this weekend the Museum will open its doors to...

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The 5th edition of the “We Are Together” educational project

The 5th edition of the “We Are Together” educational project

Added 2014-10-20

On 21 October 2014, representatives of Polish and Israeli authorities, high school students from both countries and Polish local...

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 A 100-year -long history of the Joint in photographs

A 100-year -long history of the Joint in photographs

Added 2014-10-17

From 30 October 2014, the exhibition entitled “Relief, Rescue, Renewal: 100 Years of the Joint in Poland” will be open at the Jewish...

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From one gate to the other. An ad in Yiddish will be rescued

From one gate to the other. An ad in Yiddish will be rescued

Added 2014-10-17

On Monday, transfer of a fragment of advertisement of a Lublin Jewish entrepreneur will begin. A layer of plaster with inscription from...

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Jewish life in Mysłowice captured in photographs

Jewish life in Mysłowice captured in photographs

Added 2014-10-16

At the Jewish cemetery on Stawowa St. in Mysłowice, preparations for the opening of the exhibition entitled “History of the Jewish...

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Let us celebrate Simchat Torah together

Let us celebrate Simchat Torah together

Added 2014-10-16

Simchat Torah (in Hebrew. Rejoicing of Torah) is a holiday which celebrates and marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah...

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Will the area of the former Płaszów camp be developed?

Will the area of the former Płaszów camp be developed?

Added 2014-10-15

In the former concentration camp in Krakow-Płaszów another stage of tidying up the area has been completed. The company carrying out the works...

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Park in Warsaw will cease to put the City and its inhabitants in shame

Park in Warsaw will cease to put the City and its inhabitants in shame

Added 2014-10-15

On 6 October 2014, dismantling of the structures made of matzevot from the Bródno Jewish Cemetery commenced in the Warsaw Col. Jan...

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Kiddush to honour Tzadik Chune Halberstam

Kiddush to honour Tzadik Chune Halberstam

Added 2014-10-14

Today, after the morning prayers, members of the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw commemorated of Tzadik Chune Halberstam of...

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Encounters with Jewish Culture in Pszczyna

Encounters with Jewish Culture in Pszczyna

Added 2014-10-14

Between 16 and 19 October 2014, the 11th Encounters with Jewish Culture will take place in Pszczyna. This year, they coincide with the...

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The City Council in a former synagogue

The City Council in a former synagogue

Added 2014-10-13

A modern glass and steel building with an outline of a synagogue – this is what the headquarters of the Białystok City Council may look...

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A scrap heap, a shop, a window factory… Photographs of Polish synagogues on display in Piła

A scrap heap, a shop, a window factory… Photographs of Polish synagogues on display in Piła

Added 2014-10-10

From 25 October 2014, an exhibition entitled “There is no such as thing as an innocent eye”, authored by Wojciech Wilczyk, will be...

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Who is trying to destroy the Warburg Colony?

Who is trying to destroy the Warburg Colony?

Added 2014-10-10

The last existing house of the Warburg Colony in Brest-Litovsk was damaged by fire. Volunteers are trying to restore the wooden heritage...

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Sukkot in Poland. Where to find a sukkah?

Sukkot in Poland. Where to find a sukkah?

Added 2014-10-09

Are you visiting another city, far away from home? Are you not aware where the nearest sukkah is? We have prepared addresses of several...

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The Beginning of Sukkot

The Beginning of Sukkot

Added 2014-10-08

Tonight, the Sukkot also called the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Tabernacles begins. It is one of the three Jewish pilgrimage...

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Zygmunt Rolat appointed the Honorary Professor

Zygmunt Rolat appointed the Honorary Professor

Added 2014-10-08

The philanthropist engaged in Polish-Jewish dialogue and Distinguished Benefactor of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was...

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Premiere of “The Lonely Tango of Wiera Gran” in Kraków

Premiere of “The Lonely Tango of Wiera Gran” in Kraków

Added 2014-10-08

On Saturday, 11 October 2014, a premiere of the performance entitled “The Lonely Tango of Wiera Gran” will take place at the Jewish...

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Is the State Jewish Theatre to be demolished?

Is the State Jewish Theatre to be demolished?

Added 2014-10-07

A low-rise building erected during the Polish People’s Republic period which houses the State Jewish Theatre in Warsaw will most likely be...

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Cemeteries are tidied up and matzevot are being restored

Cemeteries are tidied up and matzevot are being restored

Added 2014-10-07

In recent days, the Virtual Shtetl has received some information about works related to taking care of Jewish...

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Will a movie help to reveal matzevot at the rabbinical cemetery?

Will a movie help to reveal matzevot at the rabbinical cemetery?

Added 2014-10-07

The film entitled The Central Park tells a story of the oldest Jewish cemetery in Białystok. After the Second World War it was buried in...

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Young people prepare documentation of a Jewish cemetery

Young people prepare documentation of a Jewish cemetery

Added 2014-10-06

A group of students from Przysucha produced a list of tombstones from the local Jewish cemetery. They cleaned and photographed the matzevot. Names...

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What’s new in the publications of Jewish communities?

What’s new in the publications of Jewish communities?

Added 2014-10-03

A monthly review of the publications of Jewish communities in Poland has  already become our tradition. In September, newsletters were...

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Will  a lapidarium in Wronki come into existence? This also depends on you.

Will a lapidarium in Wronki come into existence? This also depends on you.

Added 2014-10-02

3000 PLN is still missing to cover the cost of  constructing a lapidarium of tombstones at the Jewish cemetery in Wronki. Will sponsors turn...

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Israel and religious rituals in the former Płock synagogue

Israel and religious rituals in the former Płock synagogue

Added 2014-10-02

Today, the exhibition entitled “Israel Yesterday and Today” opens at the Museum of Mazovian Jews in Płock.The exhibition was...

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“A Day of Dialogue” in Przysucha

“A Day of Dialogue” in Przysucha

Added 2014-10-01

This Sunday, 5 October 2014, the second coaching workshop based on Hassidic tales will take place at the Community Centre in Przysucha....

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The 8th Ceremony of Handing Out the Irena Sendler Award

The 8th Ceremony of Handing Out the Irena Sendler Award

Added 2014-10-01

On Monday, 29 September 2014, the Irena Sendler “For Making the World a Better Place” Award was presented for the eighth time. This...

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