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Henryk Prajs' hundredth birthday.

Henryk Prajs' hundredth birthday.

Added 2016-12-30

Henryk Prajs of Góra Kalwaria, one of the oldest members of the Jewish community in Poland, is turning 100 today. Prime Minister Beata...

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Region and memory. Miasteczko Poznań in English

Region and memory. Miasteczko Poznań in English

Added 2016-12-30

A new issue of the Miasteczko Poznań (Poznań Shtetl) magazine has been issued, this time in English. "Societies whose...

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Playing for Syria! A charity concert at POLIN Museum

Playing for Syria! A charity concert at POLIN Museum

Added 2016-12-29

Playing for Syria! A charity concert organised by the Polish Humanitarian Action and POLIN Museum The war in Syria, the...

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Have a Bright and Happy Hanukkah, Chag Hanukkah Sameach!

Have a Bright and Happy Hanukkah, Chag Hanukkah Sameach!

Added 2016-12-23

December 24 will mark the start of Hanukkah – the eight-day-long joyful holiday of lights. We wish Virtual Shtetl Readers All the Best!...

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Kraków. An Exhibition on the History of the Old Synagogue

Kraków. An Exhibition on the History of the Old Synagogue

Added 2016-12-22

A new temporary exhibition titled "Ostoja tradycji" (The Mainstay of Tradition) has been opened in Kraków's Old...

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A Hundred Meetings of the Dabru Emet Academic Society of Jewish Culture and Literature Lovers

A Hundred Meetings of the Dabru Emet Academic Society of Jewish Culture and Literature Lovers

Added 2016-12-22

Over four years ago, students of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań founded the Dabru Emet Academic Society of Jewish Culture...

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Hanukkah in Good Company, or Where to Spend the Holiday Season in Warsaw

Hanukkah in Good Company, or Where to Spend the Holiday Season in Warsaw

Added 2016-12-21

Hanukkah will start on 24 December and will last until 1 January. We have prepared a guide of selected events available in Warsaw for all...

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Kosher Poland will Help with Shopping

Kosher Poland will Help with Shopping

Added 2016-12-14

An online guide for people looking for kosher food in Poland has been launched at the initiative of the Office of the Chief Rabbi of...

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74th Anniversary of the Establishment of Żegota and Our Polish Righteus Website Goes Online

74th Anniversary of the Establishment of Żegota and Our Polish Righteus Website Goes Online

Added 2016-12-14

On 5 December, the 74th anniversary of the establishment of the “Żegota” Council to Aid Jews was celebrated at POLIN Museum with a...

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"I didn't want to live in such a country." The martial law in the lives of Warsaw Jews.

Added 2016-12-13

Martial law was imposed in Poland on 13 December 1981. The Solidarity trade union was outlawed and its activists were interned. Tanks...

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Yahrzeit of Modrzyce Tzadik – Prominent Hasidic Music Maker

Yahrzeit of Modrzyce Tzadik – Prominent Hasidic Music Maker

Added 2016-12-13

Today marks the death anniversary of Izrael Taub of Modrzyce, a tzadik and composer whose works are performed all over the...

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Warsaw. New Year's Eve with the Jewish Theatre

Warsaw. New Year's Eve with the Jewish Theatre

Added 2016-12-08

The Jewish Theatre invites you for a joint welcoming of the New Year! For this special night, the actors have prepared a special...

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Museum of the Jews of Białystok and the Region Available Online

Museum of the Jews of Białystok and the Region Available Online

Added 2016-12-08

JewishBiałystok.pl is a new portal about Jews from the Białystok region. It was launched yesterday. The portal was...

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Hungarian Lions of Judah – exhibition about Jewish soldiers of Austria-Hungary

Hungarian Lions of Judah – exhibition about Jewish soldiers of Austria-Hungary

Added 2016-12-08

From December 12, the Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków invites the public to see an exhibition devoted to Jewish soldiers serving in the...

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New WJRO Database to Help in Property Title Restitution

New WJRO Database to Help in Property Title Restitution

Added 2016-12-07

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) has launched an online database of selected properties confiscated under the so-called...

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German Government Honours Bente Kahan

German Government Honours Bente Kahan

Added 2016-12-07

Bente Kahan has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. The medal was presented yesterday at the...

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Synagogue in Tykocin with Restored Decor

Synagogue in Tykocin with Restored Decor

Added 2016-12-06

The museum in Tykocin is finalising the modernisation of its exhibition. Its opening will coincide with the museum's 40th...

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Henryk Grynberg in Poland Again

Henryk Grynberg in Poland Again

Added 2016-12-06

Henryk Grynberg is coming to Warsaw this week. He will meet with readers on Thursday. Henryk Grynberg has written more...

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Animated Film to Mark Ludwik Zamenhof's Birthday

Animated Film to Mark Ludwik Zamenhof's Birthday

Added 2016-12-05

Youth from Białystok have prepared an animated film about Ludwik Zamenhof. The film will be presented for the first time on 15 December...

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In Kielce About Alina Margolis-Edelman and Jewish Studying

In Kielce About Alina Margolis-Edelman and Jewish Studying

Added 2016-12-05

At 6 PM on Wednesday, 7 December 2016, the Kielce-based Jan Karski Society invites everyone to a meeting with Zofia Winawer and Seweryn...

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Youth Event to Mark 74th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Council to Aid Jews

Youth Event to Mark 74th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Council to Aid Jews

Added 2016-12-04

To mark the 74th anniversary of the establishment of the Council to Aid Jews "Żegota”, all young...

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Paper cuttings by Monika Krajewska in Zakopane.

Paper cuttings by Monika Krajewska in Zakopane. "Psalms and the elements meet in the mountains"

Added 2016-12-02

The Tatra Museum invites visitors to see to "The Tatras and Psalms. Non-traditional Jewish paper cuttings" – an exhibition of paper...

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Krzepice. Resident appeals to save synagogue

Krzepice. Resident appeals to save synagogue

Added 2016-12-01

Year after year, the Krzepice synagogue has been falling into decay. Romuald Cieśla has been fighting to save it. Yesterday he asked the...

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Jewish cemetery in Wiskitki tidied up

Jewish cemetery in Wiskitki tidied up

Added 2016-12-01

The Jewish cemetery in Wiskitki has been fenced and tidied up. The works were officially completed...

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