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Szczecin to commemorate victims of deportations

Szczecin to commemorate victims of deportations

Added 2015-01-29

The Polish-German Day of Remembrance will take place in Szczecin. It will be devoted to the anti-Semitic events of 1938 and...

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The exhibition devoted to Polish heroes on display in Vilnius

The exhibition devoted to Polish heroes on display in Vilnius

Added 2015-01-29

On 27 January, as a part of commemoration ceremonies of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the exhibition entitled “Risking...

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The Holocaust victims have been commemorated in Poland

The Holocaust victims have been commemorated in Poland

Added 2015-01-28

Ceremonies, meetings with former prisoners, lectures and concerts. On Tuesday, 27 January 2015, the International Holocaust Remembrance...

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400 pilgrims and 40 photographers – the tsaddik’s Yorzeit in Lelów

400 pilgrims and 40 photographers – the tsaddik’s Yorzeit in Lelów

Added 2015-01-28

On Tuesday, over 400 pilgrims were praying at the tombstone of tsaddik David Biderman in Lelów on the 201st anniversary of his...

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“Humiliating people today is like paving the way for yet another Auschwitz”

“Humiliating people today is like paving the way for yet another Auschwitz”

Added 2015-01-27

On Monday, 26 January 2015, on the occasion of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Chairman of the...

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The exhibition „Risking Their Lives – Poles Saving Jews during the Holocaust” in Madrid, Vilnius and Essen

The exhibition „Risking Their Lives – Poles Saving Jews during the Holocaust” in Madrid, Vilnius and Essen

Added 2015-01-27

On 27 January 2015, as a part of commemoration ceremonies of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau and the...

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The anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

The anniversary of the liberation of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Added 2015-01-26

On Tuesday, the commemoration ceremony of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the German camp Auschwitz-Birkenau will take place. It...

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Photographs which were not meant to be taken

Photographs which were not meant to be taken

Added 2015-01-26

From 27 January 2015, visitors will have an opportunity to tour the exhibition entitled “The Face of the Ghetto – Pictures Taken by...

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Warsaw pays tribute to Holocaust victims

Warsaw pays tribute to Holocaust victims

Added 2015-01-23

On Tuesday, 27 January 2015, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau, we will observe the...

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The girl from KL Auschwitz photo will pose at the same spot 70 years on.

The girl from KL Auschwitz photo will pose at the same spot 70 years on.

Added 2015-01-23

27 January 2015 will mark 70th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony will be attended by...

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The exhibition entitled “The Wooden Synagogues” opens in Grajewo

The exhibition entitled “The Wooden Synagogues” opens in Grajewo

Added 2015-01-23

What did synagogues look like before World War II? On Saturday, the exhibition “The Wooden Synagogues” opens in...

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Will a functioning synagogue be established in Nowy Sącz?

Will a functioning synagogue be established in Nowy Sącz?

Added 2015-01-22

The building of the former synagogue in Nowy Sącz may again function primarily as a place of prayer.The synagogue was...

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Something from nothing – a meeting of children with shtetl residents

Something from nothing – a meeting of children with shtetl residents

Added 2015-01-22

The Polish translation of the book entitled “Something From Nothing” is already available in bookstores. It is addressed to children...

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Added 2015-01-21

A matzevah converted into a grinding wheel has appeared on one of the internet auction services. It was offered to be sold for 990 Polish...

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Yorzeit in Aleksandrów Łódzki

Yorzeit in Aleksandrów Łódzki

Added 2015-01-21

Yesterday marked the 105th anniversary of death of Yerachmiel Israel Isaac Danziger – a famous tsaddik from Aleksandrów...

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Commemorations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Commemorations of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Added 2015-01-20

Between 26 and 29 January, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be commemorated in the Podkarpackie Province. The Rector of...

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On the 40th anniversary of Eliasz Rajzman’s death

On the 40th anniversary of Eliasz Rajzman’s death

Added 2015-01-20

Today, on 20 January, at 11.00 a.m., a meeting dedicated to Eliasz Rajzman was held at Książnica Pomorska.The meeting...

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Miriam Akavia passed away

Miriam Akavia passed away

Added 2015-01-19

On 16 January, at the age of 88, Miriam Akavia, a Krakow-born Israeli writer, died in Tel Aviv.Miriam Akavia was born in...

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What will happen to the war criminal’s house?

What will happen to the war criminal’s house?

Added 2015-01-19

The building in which Amon Göth, the commandant of the German Plaszow concentration camp once lived has been sold.A...

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The Day of Judaism marked by an appeal to care for Jewish heritage

The Day of Judaism marked by an appeal to care for Jewish heritage

Added 2015-01-16

Thursday, 15 January 2015, will be recorded as an important day in the history of Polish-Jewish relations. During the Day of Judaism,...

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International Academic Conference “I. L. Peretz and His Circle”

International Academic Conference “I. L. Peretz and His Circle”

Added 2015-01-15

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Polish Association for Yiddish Studies, Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage...

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Will Catholics look after Jewish graves?

Will Catholics look after Jewish graves?

Added 2015-01-14

The Catholic Church will turn to its members to take care of the cemeteries and graves of Holocaust victims. Such appeal will be announced...

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A new issue of Miasteczko Poznań (The Poznań Shtetl) has just been published

A new issue of Miasteczko Poznań (The Poznań Shtetl) has just been published

Added 2015-01-14

The winter issue of Miasteczko Poznań, one of the best periodicals devoted to Jewish matters is already available in...

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Polish Youth sings Jewish songs

Polish Youth sings Jewish songs

Added 2015-01-13

Preparations are underway at schools for the 2nd edition of the Wielkopolska Jewish Song Competition “Melody can defeat...

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Descendants of the generation of both perpetrators and victims will jointly take part in the March of Life

Descendants of the generation of both perpetrators and victims will jointly take part in the March of Life

Added 2015-01-13

On 17-18 January 2015, the March of Life will take place. On the 70th anniversary of the so-called Death March from Auschwitz-Birkenau...

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The Sixth Warsaw Conference for Young Researchers in Jewish Studies

The Sixth Warsaw Conference for Young Researchers in Jewish Studies

Added 2015-01-12

Between 17 and 20 June 2015, the 6th Warsaw Conference for Young Researchers  in Jewish Studies will take place in Warsaw. It is organised by...

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Polish students are discovering the Jewish past of their towns

Polish students are discovering the Jewish past of their towns

Added 2015-01-12

Participants of the “School of Dialogue” programme have been presented with awards.  The Friday ceremony was attended by about...

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Excursions to mark Bałuty 100th anniversary

Excursions to mark Bałuty 100th anniversary

Added 2015-01-09

One hundred years ago, Bałuty – at the time the largest village in the world inhabited by 100 thousand people, became a district of...

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Tombstones of Jewish soldiers discovered in Nowy Sącz

Tombstones of Jewish soldiers discovered in Nowy Sącz

Added 2015-01-09

Jews fighting on the fronts of World War I and World War II were buried at various cemeteries. More tombstones of Jewish soldiers from the...

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The University of Wrocław will reinstate academic titles stripped by Germans

The University of Wrocław will reinstate academic titles stripped by Germans

Added 2015-01-08

Under Adolf Hitler’s reign, the Silesian Frederick-William University in then-Breslau was stripping academic titles from scholars seen...

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The synagogue in Puńsk has burnt down

The synagogue in Puńsk has burnt down

Added 2015-01-08

On Wednesday, 7 January 2015, about 8.00 p. m., the former synagogue in Puńsk in the Suwałki Region caught fire.The...

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The Community has sold the plot of the former synagogue and the city will organise a farmers’ market

The Community has sold the plot of the former synagogue and the city will organise a farmers’ market

Added 2015-01-07

The Jewish Religious Community in Katowice has sold the plot where the synagogue had once been located in Tarnowskie Góry. The...

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The Day of Judaism at the “Świętokrzyski Sztetl”

The Day of Judaism at the “Świętokrzyski Sztetl”

Added 2015-01-07

On 16 January 2015, the “Świętokrzyski Sztetl” Educational Museum Centre and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce invite general...

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Will a radio aerial mast be set up on the mass grave?

Will a radio aerial mast be set up on the mass grave?

Added 2015-01-05

Siemiatycze is all in turmoil.  An operator of one of mobile phone networks plans to set up an aerial mast at a Jewish...

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An exhibition devoted to Anne Frank in Kielce

An exhibition devoted to Anne Frank in Kielce

Added 2015-01-05

The Culture of Meeting and Dialogue Institute invites general public to its headquarters in Kielce, at 7 Planty Street to the...

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Virtual Shtetl. What was happening on the portal in 2014?

Virtual Shtetl. What was happening on the portal in 2014?

Added 2015-01-02

We have entered the New Year 2015. It is a good moment to provide a review of what has been happening on the Virtual Shtetl within the...

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In Rybnik on the Jewish Cemetery in Rybnik

In Rybnik on the Jewish Cemetery in Rybnik

Added 2015-01-02

What makes a Jewish cemetery in Krakow so fascinating to thousands of tourists? Adam Gryczyński tries to find the answer to that question...

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