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Shavuot

Shavuot

Added 2015-05-22

Saturday sunset marks the commencement of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), which is one of the highest holidays. It is also referred to as...

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Entrepreneur wants to save the house – a Jewish hideout

Entrepreneur wants to save the house – a Jewish hideout

Added 2015-05-22

In Przemyśl, a private investor has purchased a house in which 13 Jews found shelter during World War II. He wants to preserve this place...

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Ziuta Hartman (1922-2015)

Ziuta Hartman (1922-2015)

Added 2015-05-21

Ziuta Hartman, a participant of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and probably the last surviving member of the Jewish Military Union died on 19...

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No urban development at the cholera cemetery

No urban development at the cholera cemetery

Added 2015-05-21

No new buildings will be erected at the old Jewish cemetery in Białystok. It will be guaranteed by the local urban development...

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A fee and half a year in suspension for anti-Semitism

A fee and half a year in suspension for anti-Semitism

Added 2015-05-20

Three men who insulted Hassidim in Lelów have received a suspended sentence of 6 months in prison and have to pay penalty of several...

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Sex, shtetl and Singer

Sex, shtetl and Singer

Added 2015-05-20

The Institute of Polish Culture of the University of Warsaw invites the general public to the lecture by Dr Aneta Stępień titled “Sex...

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Shkhanim – preserved memories from Augustów

Shkhanim – preserved memories from Augustów

Added 2015-05-19

On 22 May 2015, the Mayor of Augustów, Wojciech Walulik, invites the general public to the commemoration ceremonies and meetings...

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Postcard will recall a pioneer of cosmonautics from Sieradz

Postcard will recall a pioneer of cosmonautics from Sieradz

Added 2015-05-19

The Polish Post in cooperation with the Regional Museum in Sieradz has issued a postcard devoted to Ary Sternfeld. This is the first event...

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Will funds to renovate the wall of the cemetery in Krosno be found?

Will funds to renovate the wall of the cemetery in Krosno be found?

Added 2015-05-18

The wall surrounding the Jewish cemetery in Krosno is in a very poor condition. The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage is...

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Will Abraham Gombiner’s monument be erected in Gąbin – his home town?

Will Abraham Gombiner’s monument be erected in Gąbin – his home town?

Added 2015-05-18

Polish scholars and lawyers have undertaken attempts at funding the monument to Abraham Gombiner. Abraham Gombiner was one of the...

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The monument dedicated to Jews of Rajgród has been damaged

The monument dedicated to Jews of Rajgród has been damaged

Added 2015-05-15

The monument in Rajgród unveiled at the Jewish cemetery in September has survived only several months....

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Conference “From Ibrahim ibn Jakub to 6 Anielewicza Street”

Conference “From Ibrahim ibn Jakub to 6 Anielewicza Street”

Added 2015-05-15

Around 450 people from various countries participated in the academic conference “From Ibrahim ibn Jakub to 6 Anielewicza Street”...

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About the Polish Righteous...in Cuba!

About the Polish Righteous...in Cuba!

Added 2015-05-14

The Exhibition “They risked their lives – Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust” is on display in Cuba. It has been on display at...

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Collection of precious photographs has expanded the Virtual Shtetl collections

Collection of precious photographs has expanded the Virtual Shtetl collections

Added 2015-05-13

Over 200 archival photographs from the collections of the Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences have...

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The “Grodzka Gate” enters another quarter of a century

The “Grodzka Gate” enters another quarter of a century

Added 2015-05-12

On the 25th anniversary of its activities, the “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre launches another ambitious project. It will be the...

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Is theft of a mezuzah an act of anti-Semitism or hooliganism?

Is theft of a mezuzah an act of anti-Semitism or hooliganism?

Added 2015-05-12

A mezuzah has been stolen from a door frame of the Antyschematy 2 Foundation.  The event took place at the Wednesday/Thursday...

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The International Film Festival “Jewish Motifs” has ended

The International Film Festival “Jewish Motifs” has ended

Added 2015-05-11

On 10 May 2015, the already eleventh edition of the International Film Festival “Jewish Motifs” ended....

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The Festival of Literature for Children at POLIN

The Festival of Literature for Children at POLIN

Added 2015-05-11

On 13-17 May 2015, the Festival of Literature for Children will be held, among others, in Warsaw. The program includes, for instance, a meeting of...

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Searching for Jewish war graves at the Schindler’s factory.

Searching for Jewish war graves at the Schindler’s factory.

Added 2015-05-08

On 13 May 2015, at 6.00 p. m., at the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, at the Oskar Schindler’s factory “Emalia”, a meeting titled...

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Vote for the Historical Event of 2014!

Vote for the Historical Event of 2014!

Added 2015-05-08

From 20 May 2015, at www.whr.muzhp.pl you can vote in the competition organized by the Polish History...

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Roman Vishniac at POLIN Museum

Roman Vishniac at POLIN Museum

Added 2015-05-08

Until 31 August 2015, at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, an exhibition of Roman Vishniac’s photographs titled Roman...

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Added 2015-05-07

On 14 May 2015, the exhibition entitled "Poland-Israel-Germany. The Auschwitz Experience" will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art...

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We are celebrating Lag BaOmer holiday today!

We are celebrating Lag BaOmer holiday today!

Added 2015-05-07

On 6 and 7 May 2015, the Jewish religious holiday Lag BaOmer is celebrated. It is observed on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar to...

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A memorial plaque commemorating Irena Sendler

A memorial plaque commemorating Irena Sendler

Added 2015-05-06

On 8 May 2015, at 12.00 noon, in front of the building at 6 Ludwiki Street in Warsaw in which Irena Sendlerowa had lived from the 1930s...

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A Prayer for Władysław Bartoszewski

A Prayer for Władysław Bartoszewski

Added 2015-05-06

A prayer for Władysław Bartoszewski, who had passed away on 24 April 2015, was held yesterday at the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw. “O...

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A virtual exhibition on Jews who were offered shelter at the Warsaw ZOO

A virtual exhibition on Jews who were offered shelter at the Warsaw ZOO

Added 2015-05-05

An asylum, a shelter, an ark – that is how the Warsaw ZOO was dubbed by those who thanks to the Żabińskis survived World War II there....

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The Museum on Wheels” has hit the road again

The Museum on Wheels” has hit the road again

Added 2015-05-04

The mobile exhibition prepared by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews will visit 22 cities. It will be accompanied by workshops,...

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Gdansk authorities will support renovation of synagogue

Gdansk authorities will support renovation of synagogue

Added 2015-05-04

The Gdańsk City Councillors have granted funds for renovation of historical sites. The subsidised facilities include the synagogue in...

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