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An incredible story of a fragment of a signboard

An incredible story of a fragment of a signboard

Added 2013-11-29

A new artefact has been included in the Judaica collection of Muzeum Śląskie in Bytom. Piotr Poloczek has donated a marble signboard of...

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A poetry and musical evening at JCC Warsaw

A poetry and musical evening at JCC Warsaw

Added 2013-11-29

JCC Warszawa has the pleasure of inviting you to a poetry and musical evening based on Avrom Sutzkever’s poetry. The event, which will...

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Moishe House International Conference

Moishe House International Conference

Added 2013-11-29

From 15th-17th November, 2013, Warsaw hosted the conference of Moishe House Ignite International Residents Leadership Retreat. The...

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A photographer from Auschwitz at the History Books Fair

A photographer from Auschwitz at the History Books Fair

Added 2013-11-28

This Saturday, the 30th November 2013, at 11:30 am, during the fair of history books, you will have an opportunity to see fragments of the...

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A discussion about Jewish Bolshevism

A discussion about Jewish Bolshevism

Added 2013-11-28

Gazeta Wyborcza daily invites you to a discussion about so-called Jewish Bolshevism. The discussion, which has been scheduled for 6 pm,...

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The gleam of Chanukah lights – an exhibition at Łęczna synagogue

The gleam of Chanukah lights – an exhibition at Łęczna synagogue

Added 2013-11-28

Yesterday the Regional Museum in Łęczna opened a new exhibition entitled ‘The Glare of Chanukah Lights’. The display showcases a collection...

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Happy Chanukah!

Happy Chanukah!

Added 2013-11-27

The Virtual Shtetl team wishes all the best to all of our contributors and portal users – Chag Chanukah...

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A meeting about the Iwaszkiewiczs, the Righteous Among the Nations

A meeting about the Iwaszkiewiczs, the Righteous Among the Nations

Added 2013-11-27

On Sunday, the 1st December 2013, The Anna & Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz Museum in Stawisko (in the western part of Podkowa Lesna on the...

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The radio broadcast on Sobibor named the best historical radio broadcast of the year

The radio broadcast on Sobibor named the best historical radio broadcast of the year

Added 2013-11-27

The ‘Zawieszka z Sobiboru’ radio broadcast aired on Radio Lublin has won the Grand Prix of the President of the Polish Remembrance...

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Chanukah 5774!

Chanukah 5774!

Added 2013-11-26

This Wednesday, the 27th November 2013, the eight-day Jewish holiday of Chanukah will commence at dusk. On this day, the first Chanukah...

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The closing of the exhibition ‘Polish Art and the Holocaust’

The closing of the exhibition ‘Polish Art and the Holocaust’

Added 2013-11-26

This Thursday, the 28th November 2013, marks the end of the ‘Polish Art and the Holocaust’ exhibition, which has been displayed in the...

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A meeting with Israeli authors Yael Neeman and Sara Shilo

A meeting with Israeli authors Yael Neeman and Sara Shilo

Added 2013-11-26

On the 27th November 2013, at 6 pm, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw will stage a meeting with two prominent...

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Ciechanow Jews in Memoriam

Ciechanow Jews in Memoriam

Added 2013-11-25

The Maria Konopnicka Centre for Culture and Arts in Ciechanow invites you to an evening in memory of Ciechanow Jews. The event will...

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The first edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Brzeg

The first edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Brzeg

Added 2013-11-25

Yesterday, on the 24th November 2013, Brzeg inaugurated the first edition of the Jewish Day, which coincided with the unveiling of a...

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More polychromes have been discovered in the Bobowa synagogue

More polychromes have been discovered in the Bobowa synagogue

Added 2013-11-25

The historical interior of the synagogue in Bobowa, which is one of the most valuable synagogues in all of the Malopolska region, has been...

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The Lodz premier of the play ‘Everyone Turned Their Back’

The Lodz premier of the play ‘Everyone Turned Their Back’

Added 2013-11-22

The 22nd November marks the Lodz premier of the play ‘Wszyscy byli odwróceni’ (Everyone Turned Their Back), staged by Nowy Theatre...

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Shabbat at the Galicia Museum

Shabbat at the Galicia Museum

Added 2013-11-22

Beit Krakow invites you to the progressive Kabbalat Shabbat at Galicia Museum (at 18 Dajwor Street), which will commence at the unusual...

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A walking tour, singing workshops and literary meetings at the Warsaw Centre for Yiddish Culture

A walking tour, singing workshops and literary meetings at the Warsaw Centre for Yiddish Culture

Added 2013-11-22

The upcoming days at the Centre for Yiddish Culture in Warsaw (at 15 Andersa Street) have many interesting events in store for you. You...

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Song of Songs in the Płock Synagogue

Song of Songs in the Płock Synagogue

Added 2013-11-21

Yesterday, the Museum of Mazowsze Jews in Płock staged Maciej Wojtyszko’s one-man show ‘Pieśń nad pieśniami’, based on Sholem...

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The opening of the temporary exhibition about Janusz Korczak

The opening of the temporary exhibition about Janusz Korczak

Added 2013-11-21

Today, at 1 pm, in the Central Museum of Prisoners-of-War in Łambinowice-Opole, at 3 Minorytów Street, an exhibition entitled “Janusz...

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Hanukka –  the joyous Festival of Lights!

Hanukka –  the joyous Festival of Lights!

Added 2013-11-20

Next week marks the commencement of one of the most happy Jewish festivals, Hanukka. The Shalom Foundation and the Ester and Ida Kamińska...

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits Auschwitz and the Jewish Centre in Oświęcim

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits Auschwitz and the Jewish Centre in Oświęcim

Added 2013-11-20

Last Monday, on the 18th November 2013, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the former Auschwitz camp, the Jewish Centre in...

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A lecture on Jewish cemeteries in the Lublin region

A lecture on Jewish cemeteries in the Lublin region

Added 2013-11-20

This Thursday, on the 21st November 2013, at 5:30 pm, the Lublin yeshiva, at 85 Lubartowska Street, will host a lecture and a presentation...

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Hanukkah – Festival of Lights

Hanukkah – Festival of Lights

Added 2013-11-19

Museum of the History of Polish Jews invites you to take part in the educational program prepared especially for Hanukkah – the Festival...

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Thursday on Tłomackie Street – another meeting

Thursday on Tłomackie Street – another meeting

Added 2013-11-19

The Emanuel Ringelblum Historical Jewish Institute has the pleasure of inviting you to a meeting about Barbara Toruńczyk’s book “Z...

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A Jewish song competition

A Jewish song competition

Added 2013-11-19

Stanisław Staszic Economic Schools Complex in Poznań and the Synagogue Foundation – Dialogue Centre in Poznań have organised a...

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Christian & Jewish Meetings in Warsaw

Christian & Jewish Meetings in Warsaw

Added 2013-11-18

The Polish Council of Christians and Jews will inaugurate a series of open meetings entitled ‘Bliskie Spotkania...

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Righteous from Frysztak awarded

Righteous from Frysztak awarded

Added 2013-11-18

Last Friday, Maria and Stanisław Półzięć, who hid five escapees from the Frysztak ghetto (Podkarpackie Province) during WWII, were...

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Bruno Schulz festival in Wrocław

Bruno Schulz festival in Wrocław

Added 2013-11-18

From 20-24 November 2013, Wrocław will inaugurate the second edition of the Bruno Schulz international festival. It will commence this...

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Awards for aiding Jews during the Holocaust

Awards for aiding Jews during the Holocaust

Added 2013-11-15

On Friday, the 15 November 2013, at 1 pm in Warsaw, the President of the Republic of Poland conferred state awards to those who...

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The first edition of the ‘City of Three Cultures’ festival in Gniezno

The first edition of the ‘City of Three Cultures’ festival in Gniezno

Added 2013-11-15

Yesterday inaugurated the first edition of the festival in Gniezno, which revolves around the history of Jews in the Gniezno area....

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Tadeusz Mazowiecki in memoriam – Antisemitism of nice and good hearted people fifty years later

Tadeusz Mazowiecki in memoriam – Antisemitism of nice and good hearted people fifty years later

Added 2013-11-15

The Polish Centre for Holocaust Research invites you to the panel discussion entitled “Tadeusz Mazowiecki in memoriam –...

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Children’s workshops – ‘Der Retech – Rzepka’

Children’s workshops – ‘Der Retech – Rzepka’

Added 2013-11-14

The Warsaw Centre for Yiddish Culture invites you to another workshop for children. This edition will be based on theatre...

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In search of mass military graves

In search of mass military graves

Added 2013-11-14

The Rabbinical Commission for Cemeteries is looking for more information about wartime graves of Żarki Jews who died during the Shoah. If you...

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Great Synagogue in Gdańsk will be commemorated

Great Synagogue in Gdańsk will be commemorated

Added 2013-11-14

The Great Synagogue in Gdańsk which was pulled down by the Nazis seventy-five years ago will be rebuilt. The symbolical act of the...

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‘Świętokrzyski Shtetl’ has been launched!

‘Świętokrzyski Shtetl’ has been launched!

Added 2013-11-13

The ‘Świętokrzyski Sztetl’ Educational & Museum Centre, named after Majer Mały, in Chmielnik, was officially inaugurated...

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A mural of Janusz Korczak

A mural of Janusz Korczak

Added 2013-11-13

‘Stacja Muranów’ Association for Social & Cultural Initiatives has the pleasure of inviting you to the unveiling of a mural of...

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Jewish Motifs in Lublin

Jewish Motifs in Lublin

Added 2013-11-13

Homo Faber Association together with the Jewish Motifs Association invite you to Lublin to the screenings of films from the Jewish Film...

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‘HejtStop’ – a nationwide campaign against xenophobia and racism in Poland

‘HejtStop’ – a nationwide campaign against xenophobia and racism in Poland

Added 2013-11-12

On Saturday, 9 November 2013, as part of the HejtStop campaign, “Projekt: Polska” activists painted over xenophobic and racist...

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Kayah’s new album “Transoriental Orchestra”

Kayah’s new album “Transoriental Orchestra”

Added 2013-11-12

The 5th November 2013 marked the premier of Kayah’s recent album entitled “Transoriental Orchestra”, which draws on the worldwide...

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Polish Jews according to Tuwim

Polish Jews according to Tuwim

Added 2013-11-12

In order to mark the year of Julian Tuwim, Marek Edelman Dialogue Centre in Łódź has the pleasure of inviting you to an event entitled...

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The 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht

The 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht

Added 2013-11-08

We shall give the Jews a certain part of the forest, and the Alpers shall take care of it, so that various animals that look damned much like...

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Mariusz Urbanek about Tuwim’s life and oeuvre

Mariusz Urbanek about Tuwim’s life and oeuvre

Added 2013-11-08

On 9 October 2013, the Iskry publishing house released Mariusz Urbanek’s recent book about Tuwim’s life and literary works entitled...

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Let’s restore the Jewish cemetery in Pruszków

Let’s restore the Jewish cemetery in Pruszków

Added 2013-11-08

Next Monday, November 11th, a voluntary action  to restore the Jewish cemetery in Pruszków will take place in Pruszków. The...

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Belarus commemorates Menachem Begin

Belarus commemorates Menachem Begin

Added 2013-11-08

On 31 October 2013, Brest held a ceremony of unveiling a monument of Menachem Begin, the Prime Minister of the State of Israel and the...

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Yoav will perform in Poland!

Yoav will perform in Poland!

Added 2013-11-08

The outstanding singer Yoav will play in Poland this November. The artist will give two concerts. The first one will take place in Warsaw,...

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The opening of an exhibition on German Jews in Silesia

The opening of an exhibition on German Jews in Silesia

Added 2013-11-07

This Friday, the 8 November 2013, 6 pm, the Ethnographic Museum in Wrocław, a branch of the National Museum, will open an exhibition of...

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On the trail of Koszalin Jews

On the trail of Koszalin Jews

Added 2013-11-07

The Koszalin Club of ‘Krytyka Polityczna’ together with the State Archive have the pleasure of inviting you to join a march in honour...

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Multiculturalism locally – another meeting at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Multiculturalism locally – another meeting at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2013-11-07

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has the pleasure of inviting you to a discussion entitled ‘Wielokulturowość lokalnie’,...

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A meeting about Jews in Belarus

A meeting about Jews in Belarus

Added 2013-11-06

Members of the Students’ Society of the Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University together with the Scientific Society of Students...

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‘From the ashes to Sobibor’ – an exhibition

‘From the ashes to Sobibor’ – an exhibition

Added 2013-11-06

The 20th October 2013 opened an exhibition entitled ‘Z popiołów Sobiboru’ (From the Ashes to Sobibor). The display, which has been...

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'Warsaw: multiculture'

'Warsaw: multiculture'

Added 2013-11-06

On Friday, November 8, 2013, join us for the inauguration of a three-year cycle of activities devoted to the multiculturalism of...

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'Biographies of Things' – a new  exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

'Biographies of Things' – a new exhibition at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2013-11-05

The 18 October 2013 marked the inauguration of the new temporary exhibition “Biographies of Things. Gifts in the Collection of the Museum of the...

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An Exhibition: The Kraków Righteous – Their Motives, Attitudes and Message

An Exhibition: The Kraków Righteous – Their Motives, Attitudes and Message

Added 2013-11-05

An exhibition on the Righteous will open on 5th November 2013 in the Museum Factory of Oskar Schindler, part of the Kraków Historical...

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Life, culture and death. A case of the Łódź-born artist Izrael Lejzerowicz

Life, culture and death. A case of the Łódź-born artist Izrael Lejzerowicz

Added 2013-11-05

The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute invites you to another meeting from the series entitled “Czwartki na Tłomackiem:...

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A memorial concert in honour of Jerzy Nowak

A memorial concert in honour of Jerzy Nowak

Added 2013-11-04

On 2 November, 2013, which marks the Polish All Souls’ Day (Zaduszki), the Old National  Theatre in Kraków staged a farewell play...

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Jewish music in November

Jewish music in November

Added 2013-11-04

The Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw invites you to the second edition of ‘Żydowskie Granie’ (Jewish playing), comprising two...

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The 70th anniversary of the Erntefest action

The 70th anniversary of the Erntefest action

Added 2013-11-04

Sunday, November 3, 2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the so-called “Aktion Erntefest”, which was the largest scale execution that...

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