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Who Dismantled Monument in Płońsk Jewish Cemetery?

Who Dismantled Monument in Płońsk Jewish Cemetery?

Added 2016-02-29

A monument from the Jewish cemetery in Płońsk went missing on Thursday. Will it ever return to its place? Since its...

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Leżajsk Will Have Hassidic Centre

Leżajsk Will Have Hassidic Centre

Added 2016-02-29

A synagogue, mikveh, hotel and museum of Hassidism - construction work on a Hassidic center in Leżajsk has been...

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No faith in men. Interview with Géza Röhrig

No faith in men. Interview with Géza Röhrig

Added 2016-02-28

“No one ever will be able to tell me that there is any progress when it comes to human behavior. Zero. We are no better than a thousand...

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What Will Be the Sentence For Burning Effigy of a Jew?

What Will Be the Sentence For Burning Effigy of a Jew?

Added 2016-02-26

Piotr R. faces a fine or two years in prison for burning an effigy of a Jew. The case is underway. On 18 November 2015,...

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Natan Tenenbaum (1940–2016)

Natan Tenenbaum (1940–2016)

Added 2016-02-25

Natan Tenenbaum, a columnist, poet and March '68 emigrant, has passed away. In the 1960s, Natan Tenenbaum cooperated...

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"Time for the Jews". Aleksander Gleichgewicht Reelected President of the Jewish Community in Wrocław

Added 2016-02-24

Aleksander Gleichgewicht has won the vote for the president of the Wroclaw branch of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland....

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Students Wrote a Book on Famous Jews from Hrubieszów

Students Wrote a Book on Famous Jews from Hrubieszów

Added 2016-02-24

A poker player, a businessman, a general... Students have published a book on Hrubieszów Jews. Flavia Cundari, a...

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What Monument Will Be Erected in Treblinka?

What Monument Will Be Erected in Treblinka?

Added 2016-02-23

A steam engine with rail cars or rail tracks bent upwards? A discussion on how to commemorate the Treblinka station has been...

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Jewish Cemetery in Gdańsk Vandalized

Jewish Cemetery in Gdańsk Vandalized

Added 2016-02-23

A dozen or so matzevot were knocked over and the gravestone of a famous rabbi was destroyed at a Gdańsk cemetery on...

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Pruszków Sees Battle to Keep Synagogue and Mikveh Remains

Pruszków Sees Battle to Keep Synagogue and Mikveh Remains

Added 2016-02-22

The floor is the only reminder of the former Pruszków synagogue and mikveh. There is a risk that this trace will disappear,...

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Góra Kalwaria Memorial Book Now Available in English

Góra Kalwaria Memorial Book Now Available in English

Added 2016-02-22

Descendants of emigrants from Góra Kalwaria translated the Memorial Book (Sefer Zikaron in Hebrew; Yisker Bukh in...

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Samuel Willenberg (1923–2016)

Samuel Willenberg (1923–2016)

Added 2016-02-19

Samuel Willenberg, the last surviving prisoner of the extermination camp in Treblinka, participant of the Warsaw Rising, artist, has...

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Matzevot from Vistula River Now in Bródno Cemetery

Matzevot from Vistula River Now in Bródno Cemetery

Added 2016-02-19

Some more gravestones returned to the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw’s Bródno district. They were found ... in the Vistula River. The...

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Young People Want to Save Radzanów Synagogue

Young People Want to Save Radzanów Synagogue

Added 2016-02-19

The former synagogue in Radzanów is derelict. Its condition bothers students and social activists. Radzanów...

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Will Plaque with Victim’s Name Be Placed on Mirzec Grave?

Will Plaque with Victim’s Name Be Placed on Mirzec Grave?

Added 2016-02-18

The case of a girl executed in Mirzec returns. We will probably find out her name. In April 2015 we wrote on Virtual...

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Do Jews Celebrate the World Cat Day?

Do Jews Celebrate the World Cat Day?

Added 2016-02-17

Today is the World Cat Day. Virtual Shtetl has checked how Jews view these animals. The attitude towards cats depends...

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Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland

Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland

Added 2016-02-17

Between 19 February and 20 June 2016, POLIN Museum will host an exhibition of works by Frank Stella who is regarded one of the leading...

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Jewish Cultural Heritage. Projects, Methods, Inspirations.

Jewish Cultural Heritage. Projects, Methods, Inspirations.

Added 2016-02-17

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, together with HL-Senteret, announces an open call for papers, films and a Project Village for...

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Son of Saul. Special Screening and Meeting with the Actor

Son of Saul. Special Screening and Meeting with the Actor

Added 2016-02-16

How did Son of Saul influence the actors who played in it? Jerzy Walczak will talk about his...

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New Regulations to Protect Poles Against Holocaust Defamation

New Regulations to Protect Poles Against Holocaust Defamation

Added 2016-02-16

The Ministry of Justice aims to introduce regulations that would protect Poland and Poles against allegations of taking part in the...

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Activists Seek Funds to Publish Book on Jadów Jews

Activists Seek Funds to Publish Book on Jadów Jews

Added 2016-02-15

The Polish translation of The Book of Jadow is almost ready. Will it be possible to secure funds for its...

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Czarnków Mikveh Saved

Czarnków Mikveh Saved

Added 2016-02-15

The authorities of Czarnków (Wielkopolskie Province) have changed their minds and will not pull down a former mikveh. The move has cost...

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Life in Theresienstadt Camp As Seen by Child

Life in Theresienstadt Camp As Seen by Child

Added 2016-02-12

Seventy drawings by Helga Hošková-Weissová that depict everyday life in the German Theresienstadt camp are on display in Kielce...

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Traffic circle in memory of Ulma family

Traffic circle in memory of Ulma family

Added 2016-02-11

Rzeszów councilors want to give the name of the Ulma family to one of the city’s traffic circles. The decision will be made in...

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Monument on synagogue site to commemorate Grodzisk Jews

Monument on synagogue site to commemorate Grodzisk Jews

Added 2016-02-10

A monument devoted to the local Jewish community will be erected in Grodzisk Mazowiecki. It will be unveiled this coming...

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Bródno Jewish Cemetery gets new head

Bródno Jewish Cemetery gets new head

Added 2016-02-09

Remigiusz Sosnowski has been appointed the manager of the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw’s Bródno district. Six other candidates also took...

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The Polish Jewish Youth Organization Disbanded on Sunday

The Polish Jewish Youth Organization Disbanded on Sunday

Added 2016-02-08

The Polish Jewish Youth Organization has been disbanded. The decision was made at a general meeting on February 7,...

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Museum on Wheels this time in Masovia

Museum on Wheels this time in Masovia

Added 2016-02-08

The Museum on Wheels team is getting ready for yet another tour. In April, it will visit Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Góra Kalwaria, Otwock and...

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Will Victims’ Names Appear at Niechciałka Cemetery?

Will Victims’ Names Appear at Niechciałka Cemetery?

Added 2016-02-05

The Polish Center for Holocaust Research has been collecting funds to commemorate the victims of killings in Kańczuga and Gniewczyna. So...

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Excavator at Mińsk Mazowiecki cemetery

Excavator at Mińsk Mazowiecki cemetery

Added 2016-02-04

A part of the Jewish cemetery in Mińsk Mazowiecki was damaged. It was an effect of earthworks carried out on the adjacent...

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Will Son of Limanowa Jew Replace Barack Obama?

Will Son of Limanowa Jew Replace Barack Obama?

Added 2016-02-03

Bernie Sanders, son of Elijah Sanders from Słopnice near Limanowa, is running in the U.S. presidential...

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Stolpersteine. Stones of Memory in Wrocław

Stolpersteine. Stones of Memory in Wrocław

Added 2016-02-03

Six brass tablets were placed in Wrocław’s sidewalks yesterday. They commemorate the city’s Jewish...

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Grodzisk Mazowiecki Authorities To Protect Jewish Cemetery

Grodzisk Mazowiecki Authorities To Protect Jewish Cemetery

Added 2016-02-03

Leasing the area of the former Jewish cemetery by the city will protect it from further damage. The Grodzisk Mazowiecki mayor is...

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Lesław Piszewski Named Board Member of European Jewish Congress

Lesław Piszewski Named Board Member of European Jewish Congress

Added 2016-02-02

Lesław Piszewski, Chairman of the Management Board of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland and Vice-President of the...

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Leon Szpilman Named Honorary Citizen of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Leon Szpilman Named Honorary Citizen of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Added 2016-02-02

Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski authorities have named Leon Szpilman an honorary citizen. A commemorative plaque has been...

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Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Master’s program in Holocaust and Totalitarianism Studies

Added 2016-02-02

Enrollment for Poland’s first two-year Master’s program in European Studies with specialization in “Holocaust and Totalitarianism...

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Jewish Community of Krakow's New Location

Jewish Community of Krakow's New Location

Added 2016-02-01

The Jewish Community of Krakow has moved to a new site. Its offices are now located at the Kupa Synagogue. The...

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Łuków’s House of Prayer Pulled Down

Łuków’s House of Prayer Pulled Down

Added 2016-02-01

The authorities of Łuków (Lubelskie Province) have pulled down a former house of prayer, apparently due to its poor...

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