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Volunteer for the Museum!

Volunteer for the Museum!

Added 2014-02-28

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is currently on the lookout for volunteers who would like to help with the educational and social...

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Will the synagogue in Tykocin be restored?

Will the synagogue in Tykocin be restored?

Added 2014-02-28

Last Tuesday we wrote about the granting of funds for restoration works in former synagogues in Bobowa, Grybów and Józefów. Today, we have...

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Austeria in Chmielnik

Austeria in Chmielnik

Added 2014-02-28

The Świętokrzyski Sztetl educational and museum centre and the Pod Wiszącym Kotem Theatre have the pleasure of inviting you to see the play...

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Anniversaries of the opening and the liquidation of the Kraków Ghetto

Anniversaries of the opening and the liquidation of the Kraków Ghetto

Added 2014-02-28

On Monday the 3rd of March 2014, at 3 pm, a historic tram will be operating in Kraków, playing songs by Mordechai Gebirtig, a Kazimierz-born...

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Prof. Dariusz Stola becomes the new director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Prof. Dariusz Stola becomes the new director of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-02-27

On February 26 Professor Dariusz Stola received an official nomination for the post of Director of Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The new...

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Children of Eretz Israel

Children of Eretz Israel

Added 2014-02-27

Next Tuesday, the 6th of March, 6 pm, the Museum of Mazowsze Jews in Płock, at 7 Kwiatka Street, will open a photo exhibition entitled...

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Memorial Stones in Biłgoraj

Memorial Stones in Biłgoraj

Added 2014-02-27

Yesterday, on the 26th of February, Biłgoraj councilmen decided to commemorate the former local Jewish community. As a result, two monuments will...

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Eshkol Nero visits Warsaw

Eshkol Nero visits Warsaw

Added 2014-02-26

On Tuesday the 11th of March, at 7 pm, JCC in Warsaw, at 9a Chmielna Street, will host a meeting with Eshkol Nero, one of the most intriguing...

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Rybnik one hundred years ago

Rybnik one hundred years ago

Added 2014-02-26

A temporary exhibition about Rybnik in the Spring of 1914 has been on display in the local museum for several days now. The exhibition is to show...

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Discussion about Auschwitz Cafe

Discussion about Auschwitz Cafe

Added 2014-02-26

Last year, Dirk Brauns’ book “Cafe Auschwitz” was published in Poland.  The controversial title and content will be the topic for a...

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Available funds for the restoration of synagogues

Available funds for the restoration of synagogues

Added 2014-02-25

Three former synagogues will be refurbished and restored. Yesterday, on the 24th of February, 2014, the Regional Assembly of the Małopolskie...

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On antisemitism in Kraków

On antisemitism in Kraków

Added 2014-02-25

Jewish Literary Salon (ŻSL) invites you to a meeting with the writer Bożena Umińska-Keff, who will talk about her book about antisemitism...

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Purim charity fair

Purim charity fair

Added 2014-02-25

JCC Warsaw cordially invites you to visit the  Purim fair. Part of the earnings will go to charity.The fair will take place at JCC...

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Płock commemorates Jews

Płock commemorates Jews

Added 2014-02-24

On the 21st of February 1941, Germans carried out the first shipments of Jewish inhabitants of Płock. Over the course of a few days, over ten...

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Cholent and challah at JCC in Kraków

Cholent and challah at JCC in Kraków

Added 2014-02-24

JCC in Kraków cordially invites you to culinary workshops which will take place at the JCC’s headquarters at 24 Miodowa Street, at 6 pm on the...

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What is new in the Polish Jewish press?

What is new in the Polish Jewish press?

Added 2014-02-21

A few days ago, the recent issue of “Nasza Gmina”, a monthly of the Jewish Religious Community in Kraków, was released. The February edition...

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Memoirs of Amon Goth’s granddaughter

Memoirs of Amon Goth’s granddaughter

Added 2014-02-21

This Tuesday, the 25th of February 2014, marks the debut of the Polish edition of “Amon: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me”. The book was...

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How to remember the Holocaust without witnesses of history

How to remember the Holocaust without witnesses of history

Added 2014-02-21

The German Historical Institute in Warsaw invites you to a discussion about the prospects of Holocaust research after firsthand witnesses and...

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Judaica on Polish stamps

Judaica on Polish stamps

Added 2014-02-20

Last Wednesday, on the 19th of February 2014, the JCC in Kraków, at 17 Meiselsa Street, inaugurated the exhibition “Judaica on Polish postage...

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Visit Israel with Taglit

Visit Israel with Taglit

Added 2014-02-20

Taglit-Birthright invites young Poles of Jewish ancestry to take part in another edition of an educational and sightseeing programme. Participants...

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New monument in Świecie

New monument in Świecie

Added 2014-02-20

The Historical Society in Świecie desires to affix a memorial plaque on the grave of people killed by the Nazis in the local Jewish...

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Władysław Bartoszewski celebrates his 92nd birthday

Władysław Bartoszewski celebrates his 92nd birthday

Added 2014-02-19

Today, the 19th of February, 2014, marks the birthday of Władysław Bartoszewski. This renowned historian, politician and social activist is...

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Lecture at the Museum of Mazowsze Jews in Płock

Lecture at the Museum of Mazowsze Jews in Płock

Added 2014-02-19

The Museum of Mazowsze cordially invites you to Dr Jan Przedpełski’s lecture about Płock Jews under Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1954. The...

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Cheder Cafe presents talks about the former kibbutz in Grochów

Cheder Cafe presents talks about the former kibbutz in Grochów

Added 2014-02-19

In 1919, a kibbutz was founded by the HeChaluc Zionist organisation in Grochów, Warsaw. It was the largest pre-war centre preparing young...

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Become an editor in the Virtual Shtetl portal

Become an editor in the Virtual Shtetl portal

Added 2014-02-18

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews is looking for people who are willing to work as editors of articles published on the Virtual Shtetl...

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Polish book about the Yiddish alphabet awarded in Bologna

Polish book about the Yiddish alphabet awarded in Bologna

Added 2014-02-18

In the shadow of a series of medal winning performances of our sportsmen at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Poles have been successful in culture...

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Jews in Kazimierz Dolny – a lecture

Jews in Kazimierz Dolny – a lecture

Added 2014-02-18

On Thursday, the 20th of February, 2014, at 5:30 pm, Robert Kuwałek, an historian, guide and expert in the history of Lublin Jews, will talk...

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Join the Hebrew language guided tour in the Tyniec Abbey!

Join the Hebrew language guided tour in the Tyniec Abbey!

Added 2014-02-17

The Jewish.org.pl Jewish Community Portal says that Benedictine monks from Tyniec have recently launched Hebrew guided tours in the...

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Symcha Białowicz dies

Symcha Białowicz dies

Added 2014-02-17

We have received sad news from Israel. Last Friday on the 14th of February, 2014, Symcha Białowicz, one of the fighters in the uprising at the...

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Aleksander Bardini – the acting mentor

Aleksander Bardini – the acting mentor

Added 2014-02-17

The Jewish Theatre in Warsaw invites you to a meeting about Aleksander Bardini, an actor, director and pedagogue. The meeting will take place at 2...

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Lecture about Queen Vashti

Lecture about Queen Vashti

Added 2014-02-14

Bella Szwarcman-Czarnota invites you to another lecture from the series about women who bid defiance. The upcoming meeting will take place at 6...

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Who will play Bruno Schulz?

Who will play Bruno Schulz?

Added 2014-02-14

The Largo Film Studio in Kraków is in the process of making a documentary film about Bruno Schulz. Film producers are looking for a man who would...

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Will the museum be forced out from the Leczna synagogue?

Will the museum be forced out from the Leczna synagogue?

Added 2014-02-13

The issue of the museum in the former synagogue in Leczna is coming back. The future of this institution faces a bleak future again.The...

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Lauder’s summer camp in Wisla

Lauder’s summer camp in Wisla

Added 2014-02-13

You may now sign up for the summer camp of the Lauder Foundation. As in previous years, the camp will be organised in Wisla, from 6-17th August...

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Swietokrzyski Sztetl in Chmielnik invites you to a photo exhibition of Lelow Chasidim

Swietokrzyski Sztetl in Chmielnik invites you to a photo exhibition of Lelow Chasidim

Added 2014-02-12

‘Shtetl in Lelow. Chasidim’ is the title of an exhibition which will be inaugurated at 2:30 pm on the 17th February 2014 at the...

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Krzysztof Czyzewski receives Dan David Prize

Krzysztof Czyzewski receives Dan David Prize

Added 2014-02-12

All media worldwide writes about Krzysztof Czyzewski, a writer and the founder of the “Pogranicze – sztuk, kultur, narodów” Centre in Sejny....

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Talk about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Krakow

Talk about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Krakow

Added 2014-02-12

JCC Krakow invites you to a presentation entitled “Malowanie historii: Tworzenie głównej wystawy Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich” (Painting...

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Young Israelis visit Dzierzoniow

Young Israelis visit Dzierzoniow

Added 2014-02-11

Early last February, students from Comprehensive Secondary School no 1 in Dzierzoniow hosted their peers from Hebrew Reali School in Haifa. Both...

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 I Survived. The Life of a Victim of Dr Joseph Mengele

I Survived. The Life of a Victim of Dr Joseph Mengele

Added 2014-02-11

Last week, the Prószyński Media publishing house released “Przetrwałam. Życie ofiary Josefa Mengele” (English title: Surviving the Angel...

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Lecture on Kock Jews

Lecture on Kock Jews

Added 2014-02-11

Robert Kuwalek, a researcher from the State Museum in Majdanek and author of numerous publications about the history of Jews in the Lublin region,...

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Chevra Kadisha members awarded

Chevra Kadisha members awarded

Added 2014-02-10

Last Saturday, the 8th of February, 2014, marked the annual Holiday of the Chevra Kadisha burial society. To mark this special day, the Nożyk...

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Rev. Wojciech Lemański visits Ec Chaim Synagogue

Rev. Wojciech Lemański visits Ec Chaim Synagogue

Added 2014-02-10

The Centre for the Progressive Jewish Community in Warsaw invites you to a meeting with Rev. Wojciech Lemański and a presentation of the book...

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Gliwice builds a museum in a former Jewish pre-burial house

Gliwice builds a museum in a former Jewish pre-burial house

Added 2014-02-10

In January, we wrote about plans to build the Museum of Białystok Jews.  We have been informed that Śląsk has similar plans. As a result...

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Fires in the synagogue in Grybów

Fires in the synagogue in Grybów

Added 2014-02-07

Last Sunday, on the 2nd of February, 2014, a fire broke out at the disused synagogue in Grybów. Someone set fire to rubbish stored inside the...

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Michael Friedman Library of Polish Writers Available Online

Michael Friedman Library of Polish Writers Available Online

Added 2014-02-07

Now, all Internet users may access works by leading Jewish writers. A few days ago, Michael Friedman Foundation uploaded twelve Polish...

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Learn photography at JCC Warsaw

Learn photography at JCC Warsaw

Added 2014-02-07

The JCC in Warsaw invites you to photo classes led by Mikołaj Grynberg, a renowned photographer and writer, and member of the Association of...

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Isaac Leib Peretz in the Warsaw Jewish Theatre

Isaac Leib Peretz in the Warsaw Jewish Theatre

Added 2014-02-06

Ester & Ida Kamińska Jewish Theatre in Warsaw invites you to a meeting organised as part of the “Masters of Jewish Stage” series at 2 pm,...

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Jewish cemetery in Słubice has been landmarked

Jewish cemetery in Słubice has been landmarked

Added 2014-02-06

The Jewish cemetery on Transportowa Street in Słubice has been landmarked by the Monuments’ Restorer in the Lubuskie Province. This landmarking...

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In search of graves near Laskarzew

In search of graves near Laskarzew

Added 2014-02-05

Sixty-nine years have passed since the end of the war, yet many graves remain unidentified. The Cemeteries Rabbinical Commission of the Foundation...

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Twelve Jewish stories about Warsaw

Twelve Jewish stories about Warsaw

Added 2014-02-05

This Thursday, on the 6th of February, Jan Nowak-Jezioranski Centre in Warsaw, at 178a Czerniakowska Street, will host Anna Grupinska, who will...

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Yiddish song workshops

Yiddish song workshops

Added 2014-02-04

The Shalom Foundation invites all children aged 3-8 years to the workshop “Spiewaj z nami w jidysz” (Sing in Yiddish with us). The class will...

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Bialystok commemorates the Holocaust

Bialystok commemorates the Holocaust

Added 2014-02-04

This Wednesday, the 5th of February, 2014, marks the 71st anniversary of the first mass extermination of Bialystok Jews.  Centrum Edukacji...

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High brow cinema in the Museum

High brow cinema in the Museum

Added 2014-02-04

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw invites you to screenings of selected documentaries and shorts that were presented during the...

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Meeting with Slawomir Grunberg in Bialystok

Meeting with Slawomir Grunberg in Bialystok

Added 2014-02-03

The “Zmiana Klimatue” club in Bialystok invites you to a meeting with Slawomir Gruberg. The event will take place at 6 pm, on the 4th of...

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Will antisemitic frescoes  in Poznan be clarified?

Will antisemitic frescoes in Poznan be clarified?

Added 2014-02-03

The issue of antisemitic paintings in the Catholic Church in Poznan located at 34 Zydowska Street is being discussed once again. The church was...

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Jewish culture, European culture…

Jewish culture, European culture…

Added 2014-02-03

The Jewrnalism.com portal together with the “Chidusz” monthly invite you to take part in a competition. You will need to answer the following...

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Shtetl Community

Shtetl Community

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