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„Lord, forgive us such cruelty”. Pope Francis at the Auschwitz Memorial

„Lord, forgive us such cruelty”. Pope Francis at the Auschwitz Memorial

Added 2016-07-29

On July 29th Pope Francis visited the former German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. As desired by...

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The Least Known Synagogue in Warsaw Is Moving To a Shopping Mall.

The Least Known Synagogue in Warsaw Is Moving To a Shopping Mall.

Added 2016-07-28

These are the last days of the synagogue at Chińskiej Róży Street. It was used for prayer by Georgian Jews. In...

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Konin. There Is No Rubble Left After the Beit Ha-Midrash

Konin. There Is No Rubble Left After the Beit Ha-Midrash

Added 2016-07-28

On Monday the heritage sites conservator ordered the demolition work of the former Talmudic house in Konin to be stopped. The lower parts...

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Franciscans From Toruń Shut Down School of Hebrew Studies

Franciscans From Toruń Shut Down School of Hebrew Studies

Added 2016-07-28

The Higher School of Hebrew Philology in Toruń will be closed down due to insufficient number of candidates. The...

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Pilgrims from Honduras helped clean a Jewish cemetery

Pilgrims from Honduras helped clean a Jewish cemetery

Added 2016-07-27

On Friday, nine World Youth Day participants helped clean the Jewish cemetery in Gliwice. They also accidentally discovered a neglected...

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Konin. Actions Will Be Taken Against Those Responsible For the Demolition of the Jewish Study Hall

Konin. Actions Will Be Taken Against Those Responsible For the Demolition of the Jewish Study Hall

Added 2016-07-27

The demolition of the former Beit Hamidrash in Konin carried out on Friday was met with indignation by the town’s inhabitants. Not...

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Holocaust Survivors Band in Warsaw

Holocaust Survivors Band in Warsaw

Added 2016-07-26

Today’s concert of the Holocaust Survivors Band, complete with lively music and dancing,...

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Farewell to Aleksander Goldberg, Polin Museum Distinguished Donor

Farewell to Aleksander Goldberg, Polin Museum Distinguished Donor

Added 2016-07-26

We are deeply saddened by the news of passing of Mr Aleksander Goldberg, Distinguished Benefactor of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews...

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Thousands of Bees Buzz Around the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków

Thousands of Bees Buzz Around the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków

Added 2016-07-25

Honey making at the Galicia Museum proves that museum work is sweet. The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków has entered...

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Gorlice, Białystok, and Konin. A tragic summer for historical Jewish sites

Gorlice, Białystok, and Konin. A tragic summer for historical Jewish sites

Added 2016-07-23

Starting Friday, workers are tearing down the former house of religious studies in Konin.  After the synagogue in Gorlice and the...

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Holocaust Survivors Band and Muniek Staszczyk on Grzybowski Square

Holocaust Survivors Band and Muniek Staszczyk on Grzybowski Square

Added 2016-07-23

It will be an extraordinary event. On Tuesday, Holocaust Survivors and Muniek Staszczyk will play a concert together in Warsaw....

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The March of Remembrance in Warsaw

The March of Remembrance in Warsaw

Added 2016-07-22

Nearly a thousand people walked the streets of Warsaw on Friday to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the beginning of the...

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The Markuszów cemetery no longer resembles a jungle

The Markuszów cemetery no longer resembles a jungle

Added 2016-07-22

The Jewish cemetery in Markuszów (Lublin Province) has been tidied up. Yesterday, a monument was unveiled on the...

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Dębica’s residents commemorate ghetto’s victims

Dębica’s residents commemorate ghetto’s victims

Added 2016-07-22

On Thursday, a ceremony marking the anniversary of the ghetto liquidation was held in Dębica (Podkarpackie Province). This was the first...

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Information Point Opened at the Jewish Community in Łódź

Information Point Opened at the Jewish Community in Łódź

Added 2016-07-20

The Information Centre of the Jewish Community in Łódź has begun its operation. It will assist tourists, people exploring their Jewish...

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Chess with the Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland

Chess with the Social and Cultural Association of Jews in Poland

Added 2016-07-20

Today is the International Day of Chess. To celebrate the occasion, we have prepared a selection of articles from Folks Shtime...

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The March of Remembrance Will Commemorate the Extermination of Warsaw’s Jews

The March of Remembrance Will Commemorate the Extermination of Warsaw’s Jews

Added 2016-07-20

On 22 July, the 74th anniversary of the start of the liquidation of the Warsaw ghetto by the Nazis, a March of Remembrance will take place...

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Hotel Ilan and its Unexpected Keeper

Hotel Ilan and its Unexpected Keeper

Added 2016-07-19

Lublin’s Hotel Ilan may at first seem akin to Poland’s kitchy non-Kosher “Jewish” restaurants with their stereotypical portraits and...

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Marek Sawicki – the Head of Jewish Community in Łódź – Passed Away

Marek Sawicki – the Head of Jewish Community in Łódź – Passed Away

Added 2016-07-19

Adam Sawicki was the Head of the Jewish Community in Łódź and a longtime member of the Social and Cultural Association of Jews in...

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A New Hassidic Center To Open in Kielce

A New Hassidic Center To Open in Kielce

Added 2016-07-18

On Sunday, the corner stone was laid for the future Hassidic Centre in Kielce. A mezuzah was also installed in the reconstructed prayer...

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Krynki. A weekend with the Virtual Shtetl

Krynki. A weekend with the Virtual Shtetl

Added 2016-07-15

Old synagogues, houses and a star-shaped street layout almost like in Paris. We recommend a weekend trip to...

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Symcha Keller Records an Album

Symcha Keller Records an Album

Added 2016-07-14

His album, dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the Jewish Community in Łódź, will blend rock and punk with traditional...

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Memorial and Mural Commemorate the Jews of Tomaszów

Memorial and Mural Commemorate the Jews of Tomaszów

Added 2016-07-14

On Wednesday, 13 July 2016, a memorial to the local Jewish community was unveiled in Tomaszów Lubelski. Members of the...

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Mayn Shtetele Rymanów. Another encounter with the Jewish history of the city will soon take place

Mayn Shtetele Rymanów. Another encounter with the Jewish history of the city will soon take place

Added 2016-07-13

The 8th Day of Remembrance of the Rymanów Jewish Community will be organized by Rymanów residents and the descendants of...

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Will It Be Possible To Make a Film About the Jews Of Dubienka?

Will It Be Possible To Make a Film About the Jews Of Dubienka?

Added 2016-07-12

The only reminder of the Jewish presence in Dubienka is the cemetery. Now, a film may be created about Dubienka’s...

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The Last Days of the Gorlice Synagogue: Private Investor Begins Demolition

The Last Days of the Gorlice Synagogue: Private Investor Begins Demolition

Added 2016-07-12

On Saturday, the demolition of the old synagogue in Gorlice (Malopolskie region) began. In a few days, the building will disappear from...

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An exhibition dedicated to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the Włocławek prison. – I was putting it together during Ramadan – says one of the authors

An exhibition dedicated to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the Włocławek prison. – I was putting it together during Ramadan – says one of the authors

Added 2016-07-11

An exhibition dedicated to KL Auschwitz-Birkenau has been opened in the Correctional Facility in Włocławek. It is meant to serve as...

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Kaddish Over Grave of Jedwabne Pogrom Victims. “We Can Remember and We Can Educate”

Kaddish Over Grave of Jedwabne Pogrom Victims. “We Can Remember and We Can Educate”

Added 2016-07-10

Around 100 people gathered on Sunday in Jedwabne for the 75 anniversary of the pogrom, including representatives of the President and the...

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Walking along a Jewish St. in Łódź

Walking along a Jewish St. in Łódź

Added 2016-07-08

Łódź officials have suggested new street names to honour the city’s multicultural past The new names will be given to street in the...

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Yahrzeit of Bobowa tzadik, founder of eminent Hasidic dynasty

Yahrzeit of Bobowa tzadik, founder of eminent Hasidic dynasty

Added 2016-07-08

On Thursday evening, on the second day of the month of Tammuz, the yahrzeit of Tzadik Szlomo Halberstam of Bobowa will...

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Ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the Jedwabne pogrom

Ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the Jedwabne pogrom

Added 2016-07-07

On Sunday, 10 July 2016, at 11 am, a ceremony commemorating the victims of the 1941 crime will be held in Jedwabne. The...

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Nasielsk cemetery is being cleaned

Nasielsk cemetery is being cleaned

Added 2016-07-07

This week volunteers started tidying up a Jewish cemetery in Nasielsk (Mazowieckie Province), where they are cutting out thick...

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Auschwitz Museum and Memorial Site ahead of World Youth Day

Auschwitz Museum and Memorial Site ahead of World Youth Day

Added 2016-07-06

Pope Francis and 292,331 World Youth Day participants will visit the former death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Online registration ended on 30...

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Captured in Memory. Poland seen through the eyes of a descendant of emigrants

Captured in Memory. Poland seen through the eyes of a descendant of emigrants

Added 2016-07-06

The album Captured in Memory is out now. It serves as a record of...

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Galicia Museum exhibition shows changing state of Jewish heritage

Galicia Museum exhibition shows changing state of Jewish heritage

Added 2016-07-05

Since Thursday, Galicia Jewish Museum visitors have been able to see a new exhibition. It features the most recent past and the revival of...

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President Andrzej Duda in Kielce. “Those who committed this atrocity have excluded themselves from our society”

President Andrzej Duda in Kielce. “Those who committed this atrocity have excluded themselves from our society”

Added 2016-07-04

President Andrzej Duda paid tribute to the memory of the victims of the Kielce pogrom. On July 4 he laid flowers at the tomb of the...

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70th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom.

70th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom.

Added 2016-07-04

About 200 people marched through the streets of Kielce, as they commemorated the victims of the 1946 Kielce Pogrom. Prayers were said by...

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Did Łódź Jews hide in Księży Młyn cellars?

Did Łódź Jews hide in Księży Młyn cellars?

Added 2016-07-04

Jewish hideouts from the times of the Holocaust have been discovered in Łódź. At least that is what local people claim. The City Hall...

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Screening of

Screening of

Added 2016-07-04

The Świadkowie film will be shown at POLIN Museum on 4 July 2016, the 70th anniversary of the...

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Prayers, exhibition, concert. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom

Prayers, exhibition, concert. Monday marks the 70th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom

Added 2016-07-01

Ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the pogrom will start in Kielce on Saturday. The main ceremony is planned for...

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