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What will happen with the plaque in tribute to Jewish artists?

What will happen with the plaque in tribute to Jewish artists?

Added 2014-07-28

A few days ago, we wrote about the situation of the “Femina” cinema in Warsaw. The cinema is located in a building which served as a Jewish...

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Krakow dedicates the month of August to honor Jan Karski

Krakow dedicates the month of August to honor Jan Karski

Added 2014-07-28

In Poland, 2014 has been declared the Year of Jan Karski. As part of the commemoration, the Polish History Museum and the Krakow History Museum...

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Jews from Silesia captured by Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec

Jews from Silesia captured by Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec

Added 2014-07-25

What’s the life of Jews in Silesia like today? For several years now, photographer Arkadiusz Ławrywianiec has been documenting the life of the...

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Following the paths of Warsaw kibbutzniks

Following the paths of Warsaw kibbutzniks

Added 2014-07-25

The Szymon An-ski Association invites all to take another excursion in search for the traces of an old kibbutz which operated in the Warsaw...

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Last farewell to Szymon Szurmiej

Last farewell to Szymon Szurmiej

Added 2014-07-24

Hundreds of people attended today’s funeral of Szymon Szurmiej. The renowned actor, director, manager of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw and former...

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Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Added 2014-07-24

Enrollment for Poland’s first two-year Master’s program in European Studies with specialization in “Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies”...

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“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in Kraśnik

“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in Kraśnik

Added 2014-07-23

“Following I. B. Singer’s Traces” Festival in KraśnikThis week, the streets of Kraśnik are a stage for the “Following I. B....

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Żelechów – getting closer to finding a tzaddik’s grave

Żelechów – getting closer to finding a tzaddik’s grave

Added 2014-07-23

The location of the grave of Ariele Koznicer, a tzadik who died in 1942 in Żelechów, Mazowieckie Province, is likely to soon be...

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The March of Remembrance will take place in Warsaw

The March of Remembrance will take place in Warsaw

Added 2014-07-22

On July 22, 1942 the Nazis commenced deportation of the Jews imprisoned in the...

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Once a ghetto theatre, then a cinema, and now a supermarket

Once a ghetto theatre, then a cinema, and now a supermarket

Added 2014-07-22

Warsaw’s “Femina” cinema will cease to exist During World War II, the building was within the boundaries of the ghetto and...

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Pieszyce: Volunteers take care of the graves of Holocaust victims

Pieszyce: Volunteers take care of the graves of Holocaust victims

Added 2014-07-22

The graves of Jews killed in Pieszyce near Dzierżoniów are now taken care of by a group of volunteers: veterans and reservists of the Polish...

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A Schindler’s List survivor to visit his home town of Krosno

A Schindler’s List survivor to visit his home town of Krosno

Added 2014-07-21

Alexander Białywłos-White, a 91-year-old former resident of Krosno saved by Oskar Schindler, is visiting Poland. He shared his experiences in an...

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What will happen with the matzevas from Zwoleń and Utniki?

What will happen with the matzevas from Zwoleń and Utniki?

Added 2014-07-21

On Sunday, representatives of the “From the Depths” organization visited the town of Zwoleń. The aim of their visit was to search for Jewish...

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Memoirs from Opoczno in Polish

Memoirs from Opoczno in Polish

Added 2014-07-18

The Opoczno Yizkor Book will be finally translated into Polish. The local Regional Museum undertook to translate and publish the volume. The work...

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And yet again bones in cemeteries

And yet again bones in cemeteries

Added 2014-07-18

Last Friday we wrote about the dug up Jewish cemetery in Wizna. This week we received similar information from no less than three other...

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The plates from Majdanek

The plates from Majdanek

Added 2014-07-17

In a few days’ time, on July 22, 2014, a new temporary exhibition entitled “The Inmates of Majdanek” will be opened at the Majdanek State...

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Added 2014-07-16

We are very sad to announce that Szymon Szurmiej passed away at the age of 91 on July 16, 2014.Szymon Szurmiej was...

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“Museum on Wheels” goes to Brzeziny

“Museum on Wheels” goes to Brzeziny

Added 2014-07-16

“Museum on Wheels” – a mobile, interactive exhibition prepared by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews together with the Regional Museum...

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A monument will be erected in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

A monument will be erected in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Added 2014-07-15

The municipal administration of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski decided to erect a monument dedicated to the local Jews, victims of the Holocaust. Adam...

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Parochet for the synagogue in Łańcut

Parochet for the synagogue in Łańcut

Added 2014-07-15

Good news arrived today from the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland. On Thursday, July 16, 2014 at 1 pm ceremonious...

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The former synagogue in Kielce will be turned into a theatre

The former synagogue in Kielce will be turned into a theatre

Added 2014-07-14

The Kielce municipal administration is planning to allocate 200...

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Tidying up the cemetery in Szlichtyngowa

Tidying up the cemetery in Szlichtyngowa

Added 2014-07-14

The Jewish cemetery in Szlichtyngowa is one of the best preserved Jewish cemeteries on the border of the Silesian and Greater Poland Voivodeships....

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Wizna. A dug up cemetery

Wizna. A dug up cemetery

Added 2014-07-11

During ground works bones appeared in the sand: broken skulls, fragments of backbones, ribs… That is how the Jewish cemetery in Wizna in the...

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Kaddish in Jedwabne, Wąsocz, Radziwiłłów and Szczucin

Kaddish in Jedwabne, Wąsocz, Radziwiłłów and Szczucin

Added 2014-07-11

Approximately 80 people prayed yesterday over the grave of victims of the pogrom which had taken place in Jedwabne on July 10, 1941. Flowers were...

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“In the Footsteps of Singer 2014” Festival

“In the Footsteps of Singer 2014” Festival

Added 2014-07-10

Tyszowce, Szczebrzeszyn, Józefów and Biłgoraj will host “In the Footsteps of Singer 2014” festival – the 4th edition of the...

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Bicycle excursion in the footsteps of the Jews from Pruszków.

Bicycle excursion in the footsteps of the Jews from Pruszków.

Added 2014-07-10

Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites you on July 13 (Sunday) on bicycle excursion in the footsteps of the Jews from...

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Descendants of a renowned rabbi visit Opole

Descendants of a renowned rabbi visit Opole

Added 2014-07-09

Adolf Wiener (1812–1895) was a German scholar and Talmudist born in Murowana Goślina who served as a rabbi in Opole for 42 years. In fact, he...

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“The Shtetl of Grodzisk” concert

“The Shtetl of Grodzisk” concert

Added 2014-07-09

On 13 July 2014 at 4 PM, the Counts Skarbek Park [Park im. hrabiów Skarbków] in Grodzisk Mazowiecki at Generała Leopolda Okulickiego Street...

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Maintenance work at the Chęciny cemetery

Maintenance work at the Chęciny cemetery

Added 2014-07-04

On Wednesday 2 July 2014 maintenance work was carried out at the Jewish cemetery in Chęciny. A group of residents removed weeds, mowed the grass...

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The thief at the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

The thief at the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Added 2014-07-03

On Tuesday a German teacher was apprehended at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial while trying to smuggle items found or dug...

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Bidding farewell to the Israeli Ambassador at the Nożyk Synagogue

Bidding farewell to the Israeli Ambassador at the Nożyk Synagogue

Added 2014-07-03

Zvi Rav-Ner, the Ambassador of Israel, will soon end his 5 year-long diplomatic mission in Poland. On Wednesday, July 2, 2014 members of the...

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Meeting of the local activists in the Senate

Meeting of the local activists in the Senate

Added 2014-07-02

On Friday, June 27, 2014 the 2nd Nationwide Conference of the Leaders for Dialogue was inaugurated in the Republic of Poland Senate on the...

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Days of Jewish Culture in Nowy Żmigród

Days of Jewish Culture in Nowy Żmigród

Added 2014-07-02

This coming Friday the Days of Jewish Culture event will be held for the first time in Nowy Żmigród. The festival is organized by the Society of...

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Bar mitzvah in Zamość, brit milah in Warsaw

Bar mitzvah in Zamość, brit milah in Warsaw

Added 2014-07-01

Deep roots, new branches, a new book on the revival of Jewish life in Poland after 1989 has recently been published on the initiative of...

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Vadim Brodski will perform in Chmielnik

Vadim Brodski will perform in Chmielnik

Added 2014-07-01

For the first time ever one of the concerts of the 20th International Krystyna Jamroz Music Festival in Busko-Zdrój will take place at...

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