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Polish Citizens, Former Ghetto Prisoners, to Receive Pensions

Polish Citizens, Former Ghetto Prisoners, to Receive Pensions

Added 2015-02-27

The German Bundestag has ratified the agreement on German pensions for people living in Poland who were forced labourers in ghettos during...

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Father Stanisław Musiał Award

Father Stanisław Musiał Award

Added 2015-02-27

Winners of the 2014 Father Stanisław Musiał Award for 2014 have been announced.  This time, the award will be presented to Zofia...

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Reconstruction of a wooden synagogue is underway in Sanok

Reconstruction of a wooden synagogue is underway in Sanok

Added 2015-02-26

The reconstruction works of the wooden synagogue have commenced in the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok. For a few days now, the...

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Mikveh in Chmielnik waits for inventive investor

Mikveh in Chmielnik waits for inventive investor

Added 2015-02-26

What future awaits the ritual bath in Chmielnik? Its present owner is aware of the value of this place. The former...

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Jews and Christians together in synagogue

Jews and Christians together in synagogue

Added 2015-02-25

The Polish Council of Christians and Jews invites general public to participate in the 6th Close Christian-Jewish Encounter. The...

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Stones of Memory in Szczecin

Stones of Memory in Szczecin

Added 2015-02-25

It is possible that stones with engraved names of former Jewish residents will soon appear on the pavements in...

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Kahal house and the synagogue in Zamość – a troublesome neighbourhood

Kahal house and the synagogue in Zamość – a troublesome neighbourhood

Added 2015-02-24

Damp patches appeared on the wall of the Zamość synagogue. The plaster and mouldings have been only recently meticulously...

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What will tourists following in the footsteps of “Ida” see?

What will tourists following in the footsteps of “Ida” see?

Added 2015-02-24

Will the Oscar for “Ida” inspire tourists to travel to Poland? It is very likely. Famous film...

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Film about the complex history of Jews in Poland wins Oscar!

Film about the complex history of Jews in Poland wins Oscar!

Added 2015-02-23

“Ida”, the film about complicated lives of Jews in Poland, has won the Oscar. This is the first Polish feature film to win the...

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Matzeva transferred from under the cross to Jewish cemetery

Matzeva transferred from under the cross to Jewish cemetery

Added 2015-02-23

The “From the Depth” Foundation has secured yet another matzeva. The tombstone was located near Kazimierz Dolny beside…a roadside...

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The Torah Ark returns to the synagogue

The Torah Ark returns to the synagogue

Added 2015-02-20

The Torah Ark from the Masovian Museum in Płock will be transferred to the local synagogue. The unveiling ceremony will be held on 26...

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The Dybbuk on the stage of the Jewish Theatre

The Dybbuk on the stage of the Jewish Theatre

Added 2015-02-20

In 2015, the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw is celebrating its 65th anniversary.  Official celebrations will be inaugurated by staging...

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Museum to be organised in the Kolbuszowa synagogue

Museum to be organised in the Kolbuszowa synagogue

Added 2015-02-19

Preparations are underway to establish the museum in Kolbuszowa. The institution will be located in the building of a former...

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Łódź urban landscape receives recognition from the President of the Republic of Poland

Łódź urban landscape receives recognition from the President of the Republic of Poland

Added 2015-02-18

Multicultural scenery of the industrial city of Łódź has been listed in the Register of Monuments of History. The ordinance on awarding...

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Jewish History, Multiethnic Past, and Common Heritage: Urban Experience in Eastern Europe

Jewish History, Multiethnic Past, and Common Heritage: Urban Experience in Eastern Europe

Added 2015-02-18

The Center for Urban History invites you to apply for participation in the summer school "Jewish History, Multiethnic Past, and...

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Professor Feliks Tych z”l

Professor Feliks Tych z”l

Added 2015-02-17

Professor Feliks Tych, historian, long-time member of the board of the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute and former director...

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Medals for the authors of POLIN Museum

Medals for the authors of POLIN Museum

Added 2015-02-17

On 16 February 2015, Prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, presented medals to people who contributed...

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Imprints of mezuzot from Poland in California

Imprints of mezuzot from Poland in California

Added 2015-02-13

The exhibition featuring casts of mezuzot imprints from Polish towns will soon be on display in Foster City in the United States.We...

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Polish students have designed the Hassidic centre

Polish students have designed the Hassidic centre

Added 2015-02-13

Master plans of the Centre of Hassidism in Leżajsk will be on display at the Museum of Leżajsk until 20 February. They have been developed by...

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Warsaw has sold Pekin

Warsaw has sold Pekin

Added 2015-02-12

It was not easy. The officials from the Warsaw Town Hall have announced six calls for a tender altogether. Finally, just a few...

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Questing will unveil mysteries of Chmielnik

Questing will unveil mysteries of Chmielnik

Added 2015-02-12

Questing is a new offer of the “Świętokrzystki Sztetl” Educational-Museum Centre. The project has been entitled “In Chmielnik –...

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The last tribute paid to Roman Frister

The last tribute paid to Roman Frister

Added 2015-02-11

Over 100 people paid their last tribute to a journalist and writer, Roman Frister, who died at the age of 87.Roman Frister...

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“Memory – Place – Presence” summer student program

“Memory – Place – Presence” summer student program

Added 2015-02-11

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the first edition of the “Memory – Place – Presence” summer student...

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The Sploty Festival in Grodzisk Mazowiecki

The Sploty Festival in Grodzisk Mazowiecki

Added 2015-02-10

On Thursday, 12 February 2015, The Sploty Festival or the Grodzisk Intercultural Encounters will begin for the third time in...

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Martin Gilbert dies

Martin Gilbert dies

Added 2015-02-10

On 3 February 2015, Martin John Gilbert, the leading British historian, author of 88 books, many of which were devoted to the history of...

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Memorial stone and tablets will remind inhabitants of the Jews of Chełm

Memorial stone and tablets will remind inhabitants of the Jews of Chełm

Added 2015-02-10

Preparations are underway in Chełm to unveil a monument devoted to the local Jews.It is an initiative of a local...

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Will a museum be established in the Gniewkowo synagogue?

Will a museum be established in the Gniewkowo synagogue?

Added 2015-02-10

The future of the former synagogue in Gniewkowo remains unknown.  It has been planned to organise a museum there, however, the idea is hard...

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Jews, Violence, Revolution

Jews, Violence, Revolution

Added 2015-02-09

The History Institute of the University of Warsaw invites general public to the international academic conference “Jews, Violence, the...

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The graphic novel about Jan Karski

The graphic novel about Jan Karski

Added 2015-02-09

The Polish edition of the comic entitled Jan Karski. The Man Who Discovered the Holocaust authored by Marco Rizzo and Lelio Bonaccorso...

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The street to be named after the founder of the Jewish cemetery

The street to be named after the founder of the Jewish cemetery

Added 2015-02-06

The street leading to the Jewish cemetery in Pruszków will change its name from Bazaltowa into Mordechaja Gutowicza...

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Dancing with the Enemy. The history of a female dancer detained at the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Dancing with the Enemy. The history of a female dancer detained at the KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Added 2015-02-05

The book entitled “Dancing with the Enemy” has been delivered to the bookstores in Poland, this week.Its protagonist...

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Memory Code – Jews from the Warburg Colony

Memory Code – Jews from the Warburg Colony

Added 2015-02-05

On Tuesday, 3 February 2015, in Brest-Litovsk, the exhibition entitled “Memory Code” was opened. The exhibition tells about the...

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The restoration of tsaddik Guterman’s ohel has begun

The restoration of tsaddik Guterman’s ohel has begun

Added 2015-02-04

The construction works are underway at the Jewish cemetery in Radzymin. The ohel is being erected on the grave of tsaddik Shlomo Yehoshua David...

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The synagogue in Tykocin will be furnished

The synagogue in Tykocin will be furnished

Added 2015-02-04

The Podlaskie Museum will order furniture to be installed in the former synagogue in Tykocin. These will be replicas of the synagogue’s...

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Tu BiShvat

Tu BiShvat

Added 2015-02-04

At sunset on Tuesday, 3 February 2015, Tu BiShvat holiday began. Tu BiShvat is also dubbed “The New Year for the Trees”. It...

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Watching film about discovering Jewish roots a punishment for chanting anti-Semitic slogans

Watching film about discovering Jewish roots a punishment for chanting anti-Semitic slogans

Added 2015-02-02

The verdict in the case of 17 football fans who in 2011, during the match Legia Warszawa v. Widzew Łódź, were shouting anti-Semitic...

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Jews from Kęty immortalised on the pages of the book

Jews from Kęty immortalised on the pages of the book

Added 2015-02-02

The book entitled I Am Placing a Stone… The Fate of the Kęty Jews has just been publishedThe book was...

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Auschwitz – the Past is Present

Auschwitz – the Past is Present

Added 2015-02-02

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, meetings organised by the USC Shoah Foundation were held at the POLIN...

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