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Promotion of the book “Na rozdrożu. Młodzież żydowska w PRL 1956-1968” (“At the crossroads. Jewish Youth in the People’s Republic of Poland 1956-1968)

Promotion of the book “Na rozdrożu. Młodzież żydowska w PRL 1956-1968” (“At the crossroads. Jewish Youth in the People’s Republic of Poland 1956-1968)

Added 2014-11-27

On Thursday, 27 November 2014, at 6.00 PM a meeting devoted to a new book by Piotr Pęziński will take place. We invite you to the...

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Launch of  “Krasnystaw – the Lost Shtetl” project

Launch of “Krasnystaw – the Lost Shtetl” project

Added 2014-11-27

There is no Jewish community in Krasnystaw any longer but the town residents wish to honor its memory. They invite all people willing to...

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What is your story?

What is your story?

Added 2014-11-27

‘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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“The Lost Landscape” Project is being launched in Gdansk

“The Lost Landscape” Project is being launched in Gdansk

Added 2014-11-26

“The Lost Landscape” is a cycle of events devoted to contemporary Polish-Jewish relations. We invite general public to participate in...

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Theft at the Majdanek State Museum

Theft at the Majdanek State Museum

Added 2014-11-26

8 pairs of shoes have been stolen from the Majdanek State Museum. The shoes belonged to the concentration camp prisoners. Police are...

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The mazevot have been removed from the Market Square in Słomniki

The mazevot have been removed from the Market Square in Słomniki

Added 2014-11-25

The mazevot which for years had been embedded into the pavement in Słomniki near Krakow have been retrieved today. The tombstones have...

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Artists will help collect funds for renovation of the Gdansk synagogue

Artists will help collect funds for renovation of the Gdansk synagogue

Added 2014-11-25

Artists join the action of rebuilding the roof of the synagogue in Gdansk-Wrzeszcz. Income from their concerts will cover the renovation...

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“Żydowskie Granie” (Jewish Music) in Warsaw

“Żydowskie Granie” (Jewish Music) in Warsaw

Added 2014-11-24

On 29 and 30 November 2014, the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw will host the third edition of “Żydowskie Granie” (Jewish Music) – a...

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Will a housing estate be built at the Jewish cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki?

Will a housing estate be built at the Jewish cemetery in Grodzisk Mazowiecki?

Added 2014-11-24

Our Friday story about desecrating the Jewish cemetery in Sobienie-Jeziory has caused a real storm. Today, we have received some worrying...

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Partying at the cemetery continues

Partying at the cemetery continues

Added 2014-11-21

Several benches and a table made of matzevot, as well as empty bottles and heaps of rubbish – that is how the Jewish cemetery in...

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“Distinguished for Tolerance” medals have been awarded

“Distinguished for Tolerance” medals have been awarded

Added 2014-11-21

On 19 November 2014, the ceremony of awarding “Distinguished for Tolerance” medals was held at the Museum of Independence in...

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The exhibition on Warsaw Jews is already open!

The exhibition on Warsaw Jews is already open!

Added 2014-11-20

How to read Jewish calendar? Why do Jews wear payot (and why they don’t)? What is a Jewish Community? The answers to these and many...

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Who was “Korczak of Krakow”?

Who was “Korczak of Krakow”?

Added 2014-11-20

On Wednesday, 27 November 2014, a meeting devoted to Dawid Kurzmann, called “Janusz Korczak of Krakow” will be held in...

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Film about Bruno Schulz will reveal new facts from the artist’s life

Film about Bruno Schulz will reveal new facts from the artist’s life

Added 2014-11-19

On Sunday, a long-awaited pre-release of the film entitled “Bruno Schulz” will take place in Warsaw.We have reported...

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Tenement building in which the Kielce pogrom took place will house the Institute for Culture of Dialogue

Tenement building in which the Kielce pogrom took place will house the Institute for Culture of Dialogue

Added 2014-11-18

The building in Kielce at 7 Planty Street was dubbed “the infamous place”. In 1946, a pogrom took place here, in the wake of which...

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Live stream of the conference on Jewish press

Live stream of the conference on Jewish press

Added 2014-11-18

On Tuesday, the conference entitled “Jewish Press in Poland. The Past and Present” commenced. The conference papers can be followed...

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Representatives of Jewish museums met in Warsaw

Representatives of Jewish museums met in Warsaw

Added 2014-11-17

Since Saturday, a conference of the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM) has been taking place in Warsaw. Its participants met at...

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The Jewish district of Krakow immortalised in photographs

The Jewish district of Krakow immortalised in photographs

Added 2014-11-17

The book entitled Przedwojenny krakowski Kazimierz. Najpiękniejsze fotografie (Pre-War Krakow’s Kazimierz. The Most Beautiful...

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Will Otwock become a destination of Hasidic Jews’ pilgrimages?

Will Otwock become a destination of Hasidic Jews’ pilgrimages?

Added 2014-11-14

It turned out recently that a building of the former Chabad-Lubavitch yeshiva has been preserved in Otwock near Warsaw. Hasidic Jews have...

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Gorzów Wielkopolski Synagogue Commemorated

Gorzów Wielkopolski Synagogue Commemorated

Added 2014-11-14

On the anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass), a monument was unveiled commemorating the burnt synagogue. The monument...

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How Much Longer Will Słomniki Residents Continue to Walk on Jewish Gravestones?

How Much Longer Will Słomniki Residents Continue to Walk on Jewish Gravestones?

Added 2014-11-13

Matzevot are embedded in the Market Square pavement. Careful Passers-by can readily see the Hebrew inscriptions.Last week,...

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A dramatic appeal from the Jewish Community

A dramatic appeal from the Jewish Community

Added 2014-11-13

At the end of October, the ceiling collapsed in the only preserved Gdańsk synagogue. The local Jewish community is seeking financial help to...

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Otwock’s Wooden Otwock Gem Sold!

Otwock’s Wooden Otwock Gem Sold!

Added 2014-11-12

A former boarding house belonging to Abram Gurewicz has a new owner. The purchaser aims to renovate one of the largest wooden buildings in...

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Matzevot Discovered at Rozprza Jewish Cemetery

Matzevot Discovered at Rozprza Jewish Cemetery

Added 2014-11-12

Firemen and volunteers have discovered around twenty matzevot at Rozprza’s Jewish Cemetery. The discovery occurred during the second...

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Helping the Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe

Helping the Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe

Added 2014-11-10

The Polish Centre for Holocaust Research, the Institute of National Remembrance and the Jewish Historical Institute invite to the...

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Book Promotion – Jews in the Musical Culture of Poland in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Book Promotion – Jews in the Musical Culture of Poland in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Added 2014-11-09

A meeting with Prof. Leon Tadeusz Błaszczyk, the book’s author, will take place on Sunday 16th November 2014, at 4.00 p.m., at POLIN...

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NGOs activists visited POLIN Museum

NGOs activists visited POLIN Museum

Added 2014-11-07

They take care of Jewish cemeteries and prayer houses on a daily basis, and they organise educational and cultural events. On Thursday,...

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Information on Jewish residents of Zabrze will be available online

Information on Jewish residents of Zabrze will be available online

Added 2014-11-07

On Sunday, 9 November 2014, the Municipal Museum in Zabrze invites to the launching ceremony of the online dictionary Jews in...

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Will a synagogue in Bydgoszcz become a cultural centre?

Will a synagogue in Bydgoszcz become a cultural centre?

Added 2014-11-06

The renovated 19th century synagogue in Bydgoszcz-Fordon is waiting for financial support. Members of the Culture and Science Committee of the...

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The 75th Anniversary of the Sonderaktion Krakau

The 75th Anniversary of the Sonderaktion Krakau

Added 2014-11-06

On 6 November 1939, the Gestapo arrested 184 Krakow professors. There were also Jews among them.The event took place in the building of...

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Jews, Tartars, Karaims …. People of contemporary Gdańsk

Jews, Tartars, Karaims …. People of contemporary Gdańsk

Added 2014-11-05

The book entitled Kalejdoskop. Spotkania z mniejszościami narodowymi (The Caleidoscope. Encounters with National...

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Professor Jerzy Tomaszewski passed away

Professor Jerzy Tomaszewski passed away

Added 2014-11-04

Early this morning, Professor Jerzy Tomaszewski passed away at the age of 84. He was an outstanding Polish historian, author of numerous...

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Jewish tombstones found at a supermarket construction site

Jewish tombstones found at a supermarket construction site

Added 2014-11-04

In the last 6 years, over 1,500 matzevot were found in Brest-Litovsk. At the end of October, more tombstones were...

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The Lauder-Morasha School is 20 years old!

The Lauder-Morasha School is 20 years old!

Added 2014-11-03

About 200 people – students, graduates, teachers and parents – celebrated today the 20th Anniversary of the Lauder-Morasha School...

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Wooden building in Otwock turns out to be a former Yeshiva

Wooden building in Otwock turns out to be a former Yeshiva

Added 2014-11-03

For 70 years, the history of that house remained unknown. It was not until recently that a wooden house in Otwock near Warsaw was...

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