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Minister condemns anti-Semitic slogans

Minister condemns anti-Semitic slogans

Added 2010-12-30

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Friends from school, friends from the neighbourhood Competition Settled

Friends from school, friends from the neighbourhood Competition Settled

Added 2010-12-29

The winners of this year's competition were Weronika Hoim and Kacper Jendryca. The aim of the competition was to interest the youth in local...

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Quartet Klezmer Trio's concert in Krakow

Quartet Klezmer Trio's concert in Krakow

Added 2010-12-29

We would like to cordially invite you to the concert of Quartet Klezmer Trio, which will take place at the Galicia Jewish Museum at 7...

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Job's children from Kłodawa

Job's children from Kłodawa

Added 2010-12-29

On January 11th, 1942, Kłodawa Jews were transported to the death camp in Chełm. Merely a handful out of four hundred survived. Their...

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Chmielnik shtetl

Chmielnik shtetl

Added 2010-12-28

The synagogue building has been part of the landscape of Chmielnik, a town in Świętokrzyskie Province, for 250 years. After the end of...

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Harvest in Treblinka

Harvest in Treblinka

Added 2010-12-28

Once again Jan Tomasz Gross makes Poles confront their own past. In February his book entitled ”Golden Harvest” , which...

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Virtual Shtetl in German

Virtual Shtetl in German

Added 2010-12-27

The first stage of translating the Virtual Shtetl portal into German is to be completed in January. The 6-month project has been financed...

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Jewish history in south-east Poland without secrets

Jewish history in south-east Poland without secrets

Added 2010-12-23

We have completed a yearly research project entitled „Virtual Shtetl – an Educational-Historical Internet Portal”,...

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Ambassador at the synagogue

Ambassador at the synagogue

Added 2010-12-23

On December 22nd, Lee Feinstein, a US ambassador to Poland, visited the Jewish Religious Community in Warsaw, whose head, Piotr Kadlcik, showed...

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Rescuing a synagogue in Kolbuszowa

Rescuing a synagogue in Kolbuszowa

Added 2010-12-23

A synagogue which is almost 200 years old is one of the most valuable historical monuments in Kolbuszowa. Having been devastated by the...

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Lesson of tolerance

Lesson of tolerance

Added 2010-12-22

Comprehensive Secondary School No.8 is the first upper high school in Poland to have taken part in an educational project of the Jewish...

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Restoration works of a synagogue as a topic for a movie

Restoration works of a synagogue as a topic for a movie

Added 2010-12-22

A synagogue in Ostrów Wielkopolski is undergoing restoration works. The edifice will house a modern concert hall with a mobile audience...

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The film about Bruno Schulz

The film about Bruno Schulz

Added 2010-12-21

According to Forum of Polish Jews (Forum Żydów Polskich) a contract to make a movie about Bruno Schulz has been concluded in Warsaw. The...

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The competition ‘Friends from school, acquaintances from the neighborhood’ will be settled soon

The competition ‘Friends from school, acquaintances from the neighborhood’ will be settled soon

Added 2010-12-21

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews would like to thank all participants of the competition ‘Friends from school,...

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Matzevot in cemetery wall

Matzevot in cemetery wall

Added 2010-12-21

One of the residents of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski has noticed that the wall of a municipal cemetery is made of broken Jewish...

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The director of Brama Grodzka attacked

The director of Brama Grodzka attacked

Added 2010-12-20

Tomasz Pietrasiewicz, a director of the “Grodzka Gate—NN Theater” Center, was attacked by neo-Nazis at night on December...

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A guardian of memory has passed away

A guardian of memory has passed away

Added 2010-12-20

Jakub Mueller, who used to take care of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues of Sądecka Land, died in Malmoe (Sweden) on December 18th, at the age...

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An embarrassing donor

An embarrassing donor

Added 2010-12-20

Will a businessman from Israel withdraw his financial support for the Center of Dialogue in Łódź because of Marek Edelman? That...

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Year of the Memory of Holocaust Victims in Lithuania

Year of the Memory of Holocaust Victims in Lithuania

Added 2010-12-17

The year of 2011 will be a year of the Memory of Holocaust Victims in Lithuania. Last week the Lithuanian Government adopted a schedule...

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Germany supports Auschwitz Museum

Germany supports Auschwitz Museum

Added 2010-12-17

German Ministry for Foreign Affairs has announced that between 2011 and 2015 German Länder (federal states) as well as the Federal Government...

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1st Interdisciplinary Forum on Jewish Culture Research

1st Interdisciplinary Forum on Jewish Culture Research

Added 2010-12-17

Why does Judaism forbid pork consumption? Did monastic Catholics know the Talmud? How did Jews reach Birobidzhan? All these and other questions...

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The secrets of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto

The secrets of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto

Added 2010-12-16

A new Polish-German edition of “Kroniki Getta Łódzkiego” [A Chronicle of the Łódź Ghetto], with comprehensive commentaries on the...

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Polish Jew – Polish Soldier

Polish Jew – Polish Soldier

Added 2010-12-16

Jewish Historical Institute has just published the reprint of the book ”Żyd polski – żołnierz polski" (“Polish Jew –...

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Synagogue in Kielce awaits minister's aid

Synagogue in Kielce awaits minister's aid

Added 2010-12-15

A few months ago an idea was put forward to rebuild the synagogue in Kielce, which since 1955 has served as the archives. Peter Zumthor,...

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Marian Wajsbrot passed away

Marian Wajsbrot passed away

Added 2010-12-15

Marian Wajsbrot, who was a leader of Lublin-born Jews living in the USA, died on December 10th, 2010, at the age of 80. Wajsbrot...

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Meeting with Jean-Yves Potel

Meeting with Jean-Yves Potel

Added 2010-12-14

The Jewish Historical Institute has the pleasure to invite you for the promotion of the book ”End of Innocence” by Jean-Yves Potel....

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We are saying NO to anti-Semitism!

We are saying NO to anti-Semitism!

Added 2010-12-14

Thanks to intervention of the Foundation for the Protection of Jewish Heritage and the ”Otwarta Rzeczpospolita” Association...

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There is no other construction of that kind in the whole world – a half-way point of the Museum

There is no other construction of that kind in the whole world – a half-way point of the Museum

Added 2010-12-13

  Construction works of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews have already reached their halfway point. The...

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Hagar and Sarah

Hagar and Sarah

Added 2010-12-13

Everyone interested is welcome to attend a lecture entitled „Two Mothers: Hagar and Sarah”, which is to be given by Bella...

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Shtetl at the Office

Shtetl at the Office

Added 2010-12-13

The Wielkopolska Voivodship Office in Poznań has attached a link to the Virtual Shtetl portal and a short explanation of goals behind our project...

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Jews in Prussia

Jews in Prussia

Added 2010-12-09

The Borussia Foundation would like to invite everybody interested for a meeting with Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz, who will...

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We are celebrating Zamenhof’s birthday

We are celebrating Zamenhof’s birthday

Added 2010-12-09

The Ludwik Zamenhof Center will celebrate the 151st birthday anniversary of the man who gave the name to the center. To mark this...

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Kolejka Marecka goes to Warsaw’s Praga District

Kolejka Marecka goes to Warsaw’s Praga District

Added 2010-12-09

  Which school did Janusz Korczak attend? Where in Praga, a Warsaw distirct, was a synagogue located? What do the former...

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Ah Lichtige Chanukah!

Ah Lichtige Chanukah!

Added 2010-12-08

Ah Lichtige Chanukah! We wish you a bright and merry Hanukkah! The Virtual Shtetl team wishes all the best on Hanukkah to our dear fellow...

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 What makes a Jew? – a discussion of the rabbis

What makes a Jew? – a discussion of the rabbis

Added 2010-12-08

What does it mean to be a Jew in present day life? What are the differences between various branches of Judaism with respect to...

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The Museum of Life

The Museum of Life

Added 2010-12-08

  Watch the movie about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews which shows how the idea turned into the vivid cultural...

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Document in glass – Ringelblum Archive monument

Document in glass – Ringelblum Archive monument

Added 2010-12-08

More than 400 people from Poland and abroad have backed an appeal to commemorate a hiding place of the Ringelblum Archive, thanks to which a...

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Let the Children Speak – exhibition dedicated to Janusz Korczak

Let the Children Speak – exhibition dedicated to Janusz Korczak

Added 2010-12-08

A preview of the exhibition entitled „Janusz Korczak. Udzielić dzieciom głosu” [Eng. Janusz Korczak. Let the Children...

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Jazzy half-way point of the Museum

Jazzy half-way point of the Museum

Added 2010-12-08

Construction works of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews have already reached their halfway point. The progress is a good opportunity to...

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Lost souls from Zakopane

Lost souls from Zakopane

Added 2010-12-07

The screening of the film entitled „Zagubione dusze” [Lost Souls] by Kasia Lisiak will crown the Hannukah celebrations at...

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Jewish Cultural Center in Tuwim's hometown

Jewish Cultural Center in Tuwim's hometown

Added 2010-12-07

In a few years’ time a modern Jewish Culture Center will be built in Łódź. Its project has already been completed. The...

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The Tenth Muse speaks Yiddish

The Tenth Muse speaks Yiddish

Added 2010-12-07

On December 11th Lublin will welcome the Fifth Yiddish Film Festival. Prewar Jewish films will be screened at the Chachmiej...

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Lublin follows Schulz's foosteps

Lublin follows Schulz's foosteps

Added 2010-12-06

An exhibition entitled “Schulz’s Way” is now being shown at the castle in Lublin. Its scenery, arranged by Jerzy Kalina,...

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Stories from Bialystok

Stories from Bialystok

Added 2010-12-06

The play “Opowieści z Białegostoku” [“Stories from Białystok”] will be staged on December 12th at 6 p.m. at...

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A Dybbuk visits Warsaw

A Dybbuk visits Warsaw

Added 2010-12-06

A play entitled „A Dybbuk,” directed by Szymon Szurmiej, will mark the 60th anniversary of the State Jewish Theater in...

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Cheek by Jowl with a Jew

Cheek by Jowl with a Jew

Added 2010-12-03

Upon the initiative of female students and a Ph.D. student at the Nicolaus CopernicusUniversity, spots presenting Hannukah tradition...

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Jewish Oriental Music in Bialystok

Jewish Oriental Music in Bialystok

Added 2010-12-03

On December 11th 2010 ELIEZER MIZRACHI-JEWISH ORIENTAL MUSCI will give a concert at the Ludwik Zamenhof Center at 6 p.m. in...

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Hanukkah in Olsztyn

Hanukkah in Olsztyn

Added 2010-12-03

In the old town of Olsztyn an illuminated track was set alight. On December 1st lights connected the building on Św. Barbary Street...

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Renovation of the synagogue in Fordon

Renovation of the synagogue in Fordon

Added 2010-12-02

Redecoration works of synagogue in Fordon , a district o the town of Bydgoszcz , are progressing. A new roof has already been fixed....

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Carols at the synagogue

Carols at the synagogue

Added 2010-12-02

The Bulgarina Voices Angelite will give a concert at the White Stork Synagogue in Wrocław on December 4th. The band was...

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The  first Hannukah menorah to kindle in Warsaw

The first Hannukah menorah to kindle in Warsaw

Added 2010-12-02

Yesterday at Grzybowski Square in Warsaw the first Hannukah menorah was kindled, which started the eight-day Feast of Lights. It was lit by...

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Rabbi Joskowicz passed away

Rabbi Joskowicz passed away

Added 2010-12-01

Menachem Joskowicz, who served as the Chief Rabbi of Poland in the years between 1988 and 1999, died on November 26th. The mourning...

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Shtetl Community

Shtetl Community

Added 2009-05-24

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