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Hanukkah lights in Grzybowski Square

Hanukkah lights in Grzybowski Square

Added 2015-11-30

The first Hanukkah candle will be lit in Grzybowski Square in Warsaw at 4 PM on Sunday, December 6. The...

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POLIN Museum to host SCSJ anniversary and Hanukkah ball

POLIN Museum to host SCSJ anniversary and Hanukkah ball

Added 2015-11-30

On the 65th anniversary of the Social and Cultural Society of Jews in Poland (SCSJ), the SCSJ invites everyone to the POLIN Museum on...

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Ec Chaim Progressive Community Center marks 5th anniversary

Ec Chaim Progressive Community Center marks 5th anniversary

Added 2015-11-28

There was a competition, a photographic exhibition, a debate on Judaism, and candles on a cake. The Ec Chaim Progressive Community Center...

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Jewish Cracow in the footsteps of Teofila Silberring

Jewish Cracow in the footsteps of Teofila Silberring

Added 2015-11-27

The Galicia Jewish Museum developed a free app which is called Jewish Kraków in the footsteps of Teofila...

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Parysów cemetery fenced in. What will happen to the matzevot in the cowshed’s wall?

Parysów cemetery fenced in. What will happen to the matzevot in the cowshed’s wall?

Added 2015-11-27

The cemetery in Parysów has a new fence. It is yet another Jewish cemetery in Poland that has been fenced in with the support of the...

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Sabbath and Hanukkah in Sanok

Sabbath and Hanukkah in Sanok

Added 2015-11-26

A meeting devoted to celebrating the Sabbath and Hanukkah will be held in the Tapestry Room of Sanok's Historical Museum, 2 Zamkowa...

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Exhibition preview in Chmielnik

Exhibition preview in Chmielnik

Added 2015-11-26

A preview of "The Town of Chmielnik" exhibition will be held in the Świętokrzyski Shtetl Education and Museum Center in Chmielnik at 11...

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Will the last traces of Otwock's synagogue disappear?

Will the last traces of Otwock's synagogue disappear?

Added 2015-11-25

Today only foundations remind of the Weinberg Synagogue in Otwock. However, they may be gone, too. The synagogue was...

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Two Jewish Museums for Białystok?

Two Jewish Museums for Białystok?

Added 2015-11-25

Białystok municipal authorities have received an application for financial support for a "Community Museum of the History and Culture of...

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We, the Jews of Poland in Międzyrzec

We, the Jews of Poland in Międzyrzec

Added 2015-11-25

A meeting with Irena Wiszniewska, the authoress of the book We, the Jews of Poland, will be held at the Międzyrzec Land Museum,...

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The Meeting with the Survivor

The Meeting with the Survivor

Added 2015-11-24

On the 4th of December 2015 at 10.30 am, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the establishment of  the Council to Aid Jews...

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Mendelsohn’s Salon welcomes visitors

Mendelsohn’s Salon welcomes visitors

Added 2015-11-24

A meeting titled Weichmann’s Textile House in Gliwice – a design by Erich Mendelsohn still discovered anew will be held in...

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New point on Hasidic map of Poland

New point on Hasidic map of Poland

Added 2015-11-23

Tzadik Ariele Kuznicer’s and Rabbi Aron ha-Kohen’s matzevot have been unveiled in Żelechów. Hasids have already started making...

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Słupsk Jewish cemetery case taken to court

Słupsk Jewish cemetery case taken to court

Added 2015-11-23

The city authorities and the Jewish Community failed to reach agreement. The City Hall in Słupsk took the case to...

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Outrage after anti-migrant and anti-Semitic incident in Wrocław

Outrage after anti-migrant and anti-Semitic incident in Wrocław

Added 2015-11-20

The Wednesday demonstration in Wrocław triggered a wave of outrage across Poland. It was directed against refugees and an effigy of a Jew...

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Wrocław. Why did police fail to react?

Wrocław. Why did police fail to react?

Added 2015-11-20

After the Wrocław's demonstration staged by extreme nationalists, a number of questions were raised as to the role of police. The "Never...

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Wrocław’s nationalists burn effigy of a Jew

Wrocław’s nationalists burn effigy of a Jew

Added 2015-11-19

A demonstration against refugees was held in Wrocław on Wednesday. It ended in burning an effigy of a religious...

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Students look into drawers for information about their grandparents’ Jewish neighbours

Students look into drawers for information about their grandparents’ Jewish neighbours

Added 2015-11-19

A desk with drawers that contain pre-war photographs of Jews. This unconventional exhibition has been visiting Tarnów...

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About Jewish socialists at the Jewish Historical Institute

About Jewish socialists at the Jewish Historical Institute

Added 2015-11-19

“Bund. Jewish Socialists of the 19th and 20th Centuries” is the title of an academic conference that will be held at the Jewish...

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About Judaism, Islam and Christianity in JCC Warsaw

About Judaism, Islam and Christianity in JCC Warsaw

Added 2015-11-18

Another debate in the Haynt series will be held at the JCC Warsaw, 9A Chmielna Street, at 7 PM on Thursday, 19 November 2015. This time...

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3. Mazel Tov Festival in Ostrów Wielkopolski

3. Mazel Tov Festival in Ostrów Wielkopolski

Added 2015-11-17

Mazel Tov, a festival of Jewish culture, will start in Ostrów Wielkopolski on Wednesday, 18 November. Its aim it to promote Jewish...

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Jews, Christians and Muslims will pray together

Jews, Christians and Muslims will pray together

Added 2015-11-17

28 November will mark the 50th anniversary of publishing the Vatican Council's "Nostra aetate" declaration, a milestone in the Church's...

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Who set fire to Warsaw's Pekin?

Who set fire to Warsaw's Pekin?

Added 2015-11-16

A fire broke out in a tenement building formerly owned by Wolf Krongold, in Warsaw's Wola district. The blaze consumed upper...

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75th anniversary of sealing off the Warsaw ghetto

75th anniversary of sealing off the Warsaw ghetto

Added 2015-11-16

16 November marks the 75th anniversary of closing the Warsaw ghetto gates, which resulted in the imprisonment of 400,000 Jewish...

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New issue of Karta devoted to healing memory

New issue of Karta devoted to healing memory

Added 2015-11-16

A new issue of the Karta quarterly hit the shelves a few days ago. The main theme of the issue is “healing...

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Reconstruction of Gurewicz's guesthouse gets green light

Reconstruction of Gurewicz's guesthouse gets green light

Added 2015-11-13

The Otwock guesthouse formerly owned by Abram Gurewicz will open to guests again in two years' time. The conservation...

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Poland's ombudsman presents distinction to Marian Turski

Poland's ombudsman presents distinction to Marian Turski

Added 2015-11-13

On 12 November 2015, Dr Adam Bodnar, Human Rights Defender, has awarded Marian Turski, chairman of the POLIN Museum Board, with a...

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Plaque at Działoszyce Synagogue

Plaque at Działoszyce Synagogue

Added 2015-11-12

A plaque commemorating Jews from Działoszyce and its vicinity was unveiled in Działoszyce on November 6,...

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Polish rabbis on the Episcopate’s stance towards Polish-Jewish relations

Polish rabbis on the Episcopate’s stance towards Polish-Jewish relations

Added 2015-11-12

In a letter written in response to the bishops’ message on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican Council’s decree on the relations with other...

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No monument of the Righteous in the Righteous Square

No monument of the Righteous in the Righteous Square

Added 2015-11-10

An initiative to erect an obelisk honoring the Righteous Among the Nations met with protests from the “Wilda” housing estate...

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Shalom Foundation History Competitions

Shalom Foundation History Competitions

Added 2015-11-10

The Shalom Foundation invites primary, junior high and senior high school students to take part in historical...

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Historic mincha at POLIN Museum

Historic mincha at POLIN Museum

Added 2015-11-09

Today at 3 PM a mincha was held at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews....

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77th anniversary of Kristallnacht

77th anniversary of Kristallnacht

Added 2015-11-09

Today is the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht (German for "crystal night") – one of the turning points in the Holocaust of Jews in...

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Suspected cemetery vandals arrested

Suspected cemetery vandals arrested

Added 2015-11-09

Bielsko-Biała police have detained two men suspected of vandalizing the Jewish cemetery in Cieszyńska Street. They are...

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An evening with David Krakauer in the Czestochowa Philharmonic

An evening with David Krakauer in the Czestochowa Philharmonic

Added 2015-11-09

David Krakauer will perform at the Czestochowa Philharmonic's stage at 7 PM on November 12, 2015. David...

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Lublin. Urban Memory – a Jewish City, or a new initiative by the Grodzka Gate

Lublin. Urban Memory – a Jewish City, or a new initiative by the Grodzka Gate

Added 2015-11-06

The presentation of a new portal, Lublin. Urban Memory – a Jewish City, will be held at the Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN (Grodzka Gate –...

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Will there be another Jewish cemetery in Warsaw?

Will there be another Jewish cemetery in Warsaw?

Added 2015-11-06

The Beit Warszawa Foundation has established a Chevra Kadisha society. Efforts are also being made to establish its own...

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"The present to the absent". Szczecin ceremonies marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht

Added 2015-11-05

A ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of Kristallnacht (crystal night) will be held in Szczecin on November 9,...

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Matzevot from Olkusz school return to cemetery

Matzevot from Olkusz school return to cemetery

Added 2015-11-05

Matzevot from the wall near a school in Olkusz have been transferred to the cemetery. The operation was conducted by the From the Depths...

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Letters from the Warsaw ghetto reach Tłomackie St.

Letters from the Warsaw ghetto reach Tłomackie St.

Added 2015-11-04

The collections of the E. Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw have acquired 39 postcards sent from the Warsaw ghetto to...

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72nd anniversary of Operation “Harvest Festival”

72nd anniversary of Operation “Harvest Festival”

Added 2015-11-04

On Tuesday, November 3, 2015, the State Museum at Majdanek paid tribute to victims of mass executions taking place 72 years ago....

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New Torah for the Łódź community

New Torah for the Łódź community

Added 2015-11-03

The Łódź Jewish Community has received a new Torah scroll. A ceremony of bringing the Torah into the synagogue at 18 Pomorska Street...

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Halloween at the Jewish cemetery

Halloween at the Jewish cemetery

Added 2015-11-03

Shinbones, thighbones and skulls. This was the sight that the Virtual Shtetl reader found at the Jewish cemetery near...

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Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Added 2015-11-02

The 13th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will be held at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews on November 2–8,...

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Act of vandalism at the Bielsko-Biała cemetery

Act of vandalism at the Bielsko-Biała cemetery

Added 2015-11-02

Unknown perpetrators vandalized nine gravestones at the Jewish cemetery in Bielsko-Biała. The damage was done on...

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Thomas Blatt (1927-2015)

Thomas Blatt (1927-2015)

Added 2015-11-01

Thomas (Tojwi) Blatt, one of the last surviving members of the Sobibor Uprising, passed away on October 31,...

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Shtetl Community

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