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Best Wishes for New Year 2013!

Best Wishes for New Year 2013!

Added 2012-12-31

The Virtual Shtetl portal has been with you for four years now. Throughout this time, we have created one of the biggest Internet data bases on...

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Matisyahu will perform in Wrocław!

Matisyahu will perform in Wrocław!

Added 2012-12-28

On February 28th, 2013, Matisyahu will give his first indoor concert in Poland, which will begin his European tour promoting his recent...

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The uncertain future of the landmarked tenement house on Sierakowskiego Street

The uncertain future of the landmarked tenement house on Sierakowskiego Street

Added 2012-12-28

After one year, the question of the future of the historical tenement house at 4 Sierakowskiego Street, where Janusz Korczak passed his...

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Krzepice – matzevos taken into custody

Krzepice – matzevos taken into custody

Added 2012-12-28

In July 2012, in a scrap yard in Krzepice, old matzevos which came from the Jewish cemetery were discovered. Thanks to the engagement...

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Yasmin Levy in Poland

Yasmin Levy in Poland

Added 2012-12-27

Yasmin Levy, an artist from Israel, will visit Poland soon. In January 2013, the singer will give four concerts in Poznań, Gdańsk,...

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A training course on Holocaust education

A training course on Holocaust education

Added 2012-12-27

The US Embassy invites teachers and educators to take part in a training course about Holocaust education which will take place in the...

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The burnt synagogue in Kętrzyn commemorated

The burnt synagogue in Kętrzyn commemorated

Added 2012-12-27

On November 8th, 2012, a plaque in memory of a destroyed synagogue was unveiled at the intersection of Powstańców Warszawy and...

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Museum of the History of Polish Jews visits Gdańsk and Poznań

Museum of the History of Polish Jews visits Gdańsk and Poznań

Added 2012-12-24

From December 9-10, 16-17, representatives of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews visited Jewish communities in Gdańsk and Poznań. These...

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Eternal light shines in Trzebiatów

Eternal light shines in Trzebiatów

Added 2012-12-24

Trzebiatów residents do not forget about the Jewish community which had formed part of the local population before the outbreak of...

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A new school term at Pardes Yeshiva

A new school term at Pardes Yeshiva

Added 2012-12-24

Jesziwa Pardes – Akademia Judaizmu has the pleasure of inviting you to a new school term which begins on January 6th, 2013, Sunday and will...

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Virtual Shtetl makes a presentation during Jewish Cultural Days in Munchen

Virtual Shtetl makes a presentation during Jewish Cultural Days in Munchen

Added 2012-12-21

From November 17-27, Munchen staged the 26th edition of the Jewish Cultural Days. The program included music events, movie screenings,...

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Virtual Shtetl visits Ploen, Germany

Virtual Shtetl visits Ploen, Germany

Added 2012-12-21

From December 14th-16th, 2012, in Koppelsberg near Ploen, Akademie am See held an Academica Baltica workshop, during which various...

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Korczak Action

Korczak Action

Added 2012-12-21

As the Year of Korczak is coming to an end, Instytut Książki has organized a social campaign promoting the ideologies and work of...

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Winner of the mezuzah competition selected!

Winner of the mezuzah competition selected!

Added 2012-12-21

The international competition for the design of a mezuzah for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews has just ended. The design by...

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A publication about the Jewish cemetery in Jaworzno released

A publication about the Jewish cemetery in Jaworzno released

Added 2012-12-20

The book entitled ‘Cmentarz żydowski w Jaworznie’ (The Jewish cemetery in Jaworzno) has just come out. The book is the result of...

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Wasilkowo youth make a movie

Wasilkowo youth make a movie

Added 2012-12-20

Students from the junior high school in Wasilkowo have begun to work on the ‘Memory’ melodrama film about a pair of lovers, Jewish...

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A seventy-year old to commemorate Auchwitz victims

A seventy-year old to commemorate Auchwitz victims

Added 2012-12-20

From January 18-20, a march in memory of all KL Auchwitz prisoners who, exhausted and in freezing temperatures, were herded to waiting...

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The Righteous Medal awarded in Grodzisk Mazowiecki

The Righteous Medal awarded in Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Added 2012-12-20

Today, Jan Olewnik, who lives in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, has received a Medal of the Righteous Among the Nations, which has been...

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Władysław Bartoszewski to be an honorary citizen of Kraków

Władysław Bartoszewski to be an honorary citizen of Kraków

Added 2012-12-19

Władysław Bartoszewski will be awarded an honorary citizenship of Krakow. The exact time has not been specified as yet. The idea of...

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Film script competition

Film script competition

Added 2012-12-19

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Polish Filmmakers Association are announcing a competition for the best short...

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A draft amendment to the animal protection act

A draft amendment to the animal protection act

Added 2012-12-19

The Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Stanisław Kalemba, reports that the draft amendment to the animal protection...

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Thursday lectures at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

Thursday lectures at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

Added 2012-12-18

The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw has the pleasure of inviting you to another meeting as part of the series called ‘Czwartki...

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A book about the private lives of SS men to be released next year

A book about the private lives of SS men to be released next year

Added 2012-12-18

At the beginning of next year, the Auschwitz Museum publishing house will release a book with testimonies of Polish women who, during...

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Fantastic Warsaw –the imagined and nonexistent city

Fantastic Warsaw –the imagined and nonexistent city

Added 2012-12-18

Today, at 6 pm, the Centre for Yiddish Culture, on Andersa Street, will stage a meeting called "Fantastyczna! Obraz Warszawy...

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Hajnt – Judaism and the ethics of journalism

Hajnt – Judaism and the ethics of journalism

Added 2012-12-17

JCC Warsaw and the Office of the Chief Rabbi of Poland have the pleasure of inviting you to the first meeting from the HAJNT series....

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Main celebrations of the 16th Day of Judaism

Main celebrations of the 16th Day of Judaism

Added 2012-12-17

Next year, January 17th, Opole will stage main nationwide celebrations marking the 16th Day of Judaism, which has been the initiative...

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An exhibition of furniture from the Iława synagogue

An exhibition of furniture from the Iława synagogue

Added 2012-12-17

December 7th opened a unique exhibition of replicas of furniture of the now nonexistent synagogue and of synagogue objects objects...

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A new album about Tarnów Jews

A new album about Tarnów Jews

Added 2012-12-14

 Last Monday, Marek Tomaszewski’s recent album entitled ‘Tarnów. Żydowskie krajobrazy’ was released. The book comprises a large...

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Fiddler on the Roof in the Łęczna Museum

Fiddler on the Roof in the Łęczna Museum

Added 2012-12-14

The Regional Museum in Łęczna, the branch department of the Lublin Museum, has the pleasure of inviting you to a vocal and musical...

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The promotion of an album about Muranów

The promotion of an album about Muranów

Added 2012-12-14

The Stacja Muranów Association for Social and Cultural Initiatives invites you to an evening event promoting the album entitled...

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Children in borderline situations. Film presentations

Children in borderline situations. Film presentations

Added 2012-12-13

The Centre for Yiddish Culture would like to invite you to a movie marathon called ‘Dzieci w sytuacjach granicznych. Filmowe...

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The 150th anniversary of the Tempel Synagogue in Kraków

The 150th anniversary of the Tempel Synagogue in Kraków

Added 2012-12-13

Beit Kraków, the young progressive Jewish community, has the pleasure of inviting you to the ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of...

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The Chanukah candle lighting ceremony in the Belweder palace

The Chanukah candle lighting ceremony in the Belweder palace

Added 2012-12-13

Chanukah holiday of the Jewish Festival of Lights, the President of the Polish Republic Bronisław Komorowski and representatives of the Jewish...

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‘Anna Frank – a history for today’ -- an exhibition

‘Anna Frank – a history for today’ -- an exhibition

Added 2012-12-12

To mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Baza Zbożowa in Kielce will mount an exhibition commemorating Anna Frank. The...

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A promotion of Sochaczew Yizkor Book

A promotion of Sochaczew Yizkor Book

Added 2012-12-12

This Saturday, December 15th, at 2:30 pm, a meeting promoting the Sochaczew Yizkor Book will be held in the conference room at Chopin...

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Chanukah in Polish Parliament

Chanukah in Polish Parliament

Added 2012-12-11

Last Monday, a ceremony of kindling a Chanukah candle, co-organized by Chabad Lubavitch, was held in the Polish Parliament. The...

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Poor living conditions of Warsawa Jews during Kościuszko Uprising

Poor living conditions of Warsawa Jews during Kościuszko Uprising

Added 2012-12-11

The Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw would like to invite you to Paweł Fijałkowski’s lecture entitled ‘Rok 1794. Problemy...

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The Polish premier of the tale ‘Happy Man’

The Polish premier of the tale ‘Happy Man’

Added 2012-12-10

Today has marked an online premier of the first cartoon tale in Yiddish in postwar Poland. The screenplay for the tale was written by...

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A theatrical performance inspired by Janusz Korczak

A theatrical performance inspired by Janusz Korczak

Added 2012-12-10

Friday, December 14th, will mark the premier of Paweł Paszta’s play at Teatr Kamienica in Warsaw. The play will also be staged on...

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Design a Mezuzah for the Museum!

Design a Mezuzah for the Museum!

Added 2012-12-10

A mezuzah is a small oblong box which is fixed in the doorway of Jewish homes and synagogues. Usually made of wood or metal, it...

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The opening of an exhibition about Polish Rabbis

The opening of an exhibition about Polish Rabbis

Added 2012-12-10

Next Monday, December 10th, the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw will stage an inauguration of the exhibition entitled ‘Rabi,...

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A meeting with Gilbert Sezirahiga, Murambi Memorial Site Director

A meeting with Gilbert Sezirahiga, Murambi Memorial Site Director

Added 2012-12-10

The Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw and Open Society Foundations have the pleasure of inviting you to a...

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Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

Added 2012-12-07

The team of the Virtual Shtetl wishes all its coworkers and users a very happy Hanukkah. Chag Hanukkah...

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A new book by Władysław Bartoszewski to be published soon

A new book by Władysław Bartoszewski to be published soon

Added 2012-12-07

The PWN publishing house will release Władysław Bartoszewski’s recent account about the ‘Żegota’ Council to Aid Jews, which...

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A winter walk in Muranów

A winter walk in Muranów

Added 2012-12-07

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has the pleasure of inviting you to the winter edition of a sentimental walk in Muranów....

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‘Korczak’ musical staged in Warsaw

‘Korczak’ musical staged in Warsaw

Added 2012-12-07

Last Wednesday, December 5th, artists of the Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic performed a concert version of the ‘Korczak’ musical...

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Hanukah 5773!

Hanukah 5773!

Added 2012-12-06

This Saturday, December 8th, at dusk, will mark the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukah. On this day, at 4:30 pm, the...

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A shocking image of victims’ ashes

A shocking image of victims’ ashes

Added 2012-12-06

Contemporary art likes to cross boundaries and provoke. Presently, Martin Bryder Gallery in Lund displayed a painting by a Swedish...

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‘Bitter Freedom. Memories of a Holocaust Survivor’ published in Poland

‘Bitter Freedom. Memories of a Holocaust Survivor’ published in Poland

Added 2012-12-06

On November 27th, 2012, a promotion of the Polish translation of Jafa Wallach’s book ‘‘Bitter Freedom. Memories of a Holocaust...

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International Volunteer Day!

International Volunteer Day!

Added 2012-12-05

Today is International Volunteer Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their hard work,...

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Closing Ceremony of Virtual Shtetl’s Belorusian project

Closing Ceremony of Virtual Shtetl’s Belorusian project

Added 2012-12-05

Tuesday December 4th, 2012, saw the completion of the project „Creating open civil society and European...

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The 70th anniversary of the foundation of ‘Żegota’

The 70th anniversary of the foundation of ‘Żegota’

Added 2012-12-05

December 4th, 2012, marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the ‘Żegota’ Polish Council to Aid Jews, which was the...

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A collection of stone monuments unveiled in Inowrocław

A collection of stone monuments unveiled in Inowrocław

Added 2012-12-05

Last Monday, December 3rd, a collection of stone monuments in memory of former Jewish residents of the city was officially unveiled in...

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The promotion of an album about the protection of Jewish heritage in Poland

The promotion of an album about the protection of Jewish heritage in Poland

Added 2012-12-05

On December 4th, 2012, the Nożyk Synagogue in Warsaw held a conference promoting the album ‘Ochrona dziedzictwa żydowskiego w...

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Osip Mandelstam inspired music – a concert by Ryszard Leoszewski

Osip Mandelstam inspired music – a concert by Ryszard Leoszewski

Added 2012-12-04

Opera na Zamku in Szczecin has the pleasure of inviting you to a concert entitled ‘Ulica Mandelsztama’, which will be an encounter...

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Making the past present – a study of a picture of Leszno Street

Making the past present – a study of a picture of Leszno Street

Added 2012-12-03

The Centre for Yiddish Culture has the pleasure of inviting you to one of two lectures run by Dr Mateusz Skrzeczkowski, a cultural...

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New artifacts in the Dąbrowa Tarnowska synagogue

New artifacts in the Dąbrowa Tarnowska synagogue

Added 2012-12-03

New Judaica will enrich the former Hasidic synagogue in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, which presently houses Ośrodek Spotkania Kultur, for at...

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Chęciny unveils a Holocaust memorial plaque

Chęciny unveils a Holocaust memorial plaque

Added 2012-12-03

On September 2012, thanks to endeavors of the Chęciny Town and Municipality, a plaque commemorating Holocaust victims was placed on...

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