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“Protecting Memory” diplomas presented

“Protecting Memory” diplomas presented

Added 2014-06-30

Last Sunday, on 29 June 2014, The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków staged the 17th awards ceremony of “Protecting Memory” prizes. This year,...

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Kraków vs. Warsaw

Kraków vs. Warsaw

Added 2014-06-30

This event may go down in history and will surely spark off many emotions. This Sunday will mark the first official football match between the...

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Will the grave of Tzadik from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski be found?

Will the grave of Tzadik from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski be found?

Added 2014-06-27

The search from the grave of Meir Jecheil, the son of Awraham Icze Ha-Lewi Halsztok, the Tzadik from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski.His grandson...

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Jewish cultural festival in Kraków

Jewish cultural festival in Kraków

Added 2014-06-27

Today marks the beginning of the 24th edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Kraków. This is the largest cultural event devoted to Jewish...

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Rabbi Schudrich visits Pilsudski’s descendants

Rabbi Schudrich visits Pilsudski’s descendants

Added 2014-06-26

The Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich, has met with family members of the late Jozef Pilsudski upon the invitation of the...

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Singer Square in Radzymin

Singer Square in Radzymin

Added 2014-06-26

A small square in the heart of Radzymin has been named after Isaac Bashevis Singer. It will be located next to Jan Pawel II Street and Jozef...

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A Pabianice Yizkor Book has just come out

A Pabianice Yizkor Book has just come out

Added 2014-06-25

The Yizkor Book of Pabianie has just been published in Australia. The book, which was first released in 1956, has been translated into Yiddish and...

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Museum on Wheels kicked off!

Museum on Wheels kicked off!

Added 2014-06-25

Travelling exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews will be displayed in various towns throughout Poland from this Friday onward....

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“Ostrich Feathers” – a story about family search

“Ostrich Feathers” – a story about family search

Added 2014-06-24

This Friday,  the 27th of June, 2014, the Museum of Independence in Warsaw (62 Al. Salidarności Street) will stage a premier of Miriam...

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The 68th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom

The 68th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom

Added 2014-06-24

The 4th of July marks the 68th anniversary of the Kielce Pogrom, the antisemitic incident that took place in Kielce in 1946. Approximately 40 Jews...

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The making of a film about a Nowy Sacz shtetl completed

The making of a film about a Nowy Sacz shtetl completed

Added 2014-06-23

The making of the film “Sadecki sztetl” (Eng.  Nowy Sacz Shtetl) has come to an end. It will open this Friday.‘Sądecki...

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Sokolow Podlaski. A trace of a matzeva survives.

Sokolow Podlaski. A trace of a matzeva survives.

Added 2014-06-22

Helena Czernek and Aleksander Prugar in Sokolow Podlaski have been really lucky. They successfully managed to safeguard a doorframe with a dent,...

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The City Council in the former Białystok synagogue

The City Council in the former Białystok synagogue

Added 2014-06-20

In all probability, the Białystok councilmen will be regularly assembling in the former synagogue. The Białystok City Hall has invited tenders...

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The Festival of Three Cultures in Zduńska Wola

The Festival of Three Cultures in Zduńska Wola

Added 2014-06-20

The digit “3” and the letter “k”, made of three-colour triangles, are the logo of the Festival of Three Cultures 3K in Zduńska Wola. The...

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A joint Shabbat in Piotrków Trybunalski

A joint Shabbat in Piotrków Trybunalski

Added 2014-06-20

Piotrków Trybunalski will  stage another edition of Szabaton in Piotrków Trybunalski from 4 to 5 July. The event has been organised by...

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 Chaf Sivan

Chaf Sivan

Added 2014-06-18

This Wednesday, the 18th of June, 2014, marks the 20th of Sivan in the Hebrew calendar. This day commemorates victims of the pogrom that took...

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The Yahrzeit of the Tzaddik from Radoszyce

The Yahrzeit of the Tzaddik from Radoszyce

Added 2014-06-17

Last Monday, 16 June 2014, on the 18th day of Sivan, 5774, according to the Hebrew calendar, marked the anniversary of the death of the Tzaddik...

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We are five years old!

We are five years old!

Added 2014-06-16

This Monday, 16 June 2014, marked the 5th anniversary  of the Virtual Shtetl portal. The portal has become the largest online source of...

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Women in Yiddish culture

Women in Yiddish culture

Added 2014-06-16

The Wroclaw-based Bente Kahan Foundation is in the process of mounting an exhibition ”The women’s section in the synagogue- women in Yiddish...

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A glass bimah. Bright future awaits Chmielnik

A glass bimah. Bright future awaits Chmielnik

Added 2014-06-16

The 12th annual Encounters with Jewish Culture in Chmielnik has been a great success. Agnieszka Dziarmarga from the “Swietokrzyski Sztetl”...

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Bits of the History of Jews in Silesia

Bits of the History of Jews in Silesia

Added 2014-06-13

The Rojt Foundation has just published Cezary Wiklik’s recent book entitled “Bits of the History of Jews in Silesia”. The book is available...

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A gift for Virtual Shtetl from Israeli women

A gift for Virtual Shtetl from Israeli women

Added 2014-06-13

Rachel Libling, Chana Alter, Lea Segal, Rachela Cuker…. Delegates of the Israel Na’amat Organisation, the Movement of Working and Volunteering...

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Virtual Shtetl reunites people

Virtual Shtetl reunites people

Added 2014-06-12

The Righteous among the Nations Medals were officially awarded to eleven people in Warsaw on June 11, 2014. During the ceremony...

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They look after cemeteries but do not speak of it

They look after cemeteries but do not speak of it

Added 2014-06-12

Of all approx. 1 400 cemeteries in Poland, only a small part is administered by the few Jewish communities and associated organisations....

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A theatrical play about kibbutzim

A theatrical play about kibbutzim

Added 2014-06-11

A kibbutz was set up by the He-Chaluz Youth Zionist Organisation in Grochów, Warsaw, in 1919. It was the largest centre for preparing young...

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Museum of Prague due to open soon

Museum of Prague due to open soon

Added 2014-06-11

The ongoing construction work of the Museum of Warsaw Prague hasalmost been completed. The media and press were invited to visit the interior last...

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I will Learn all the Things I was not able to Learn Here on Earth...

I will Learn all the Things I was not able to Learn Here on Earth...

Added 2014-06-10

Aleksander Imich, a famous Polish-born chemist and psychic researcher died last Sunday, on 8 June 2014, at the age of 111 years. He became the...

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A Jewish Cultural Festival in Chmielnik

A Jewish Cultural Festival in Chmielnik

Added 2014-06-10

The 12th edition of the The Jewish Cultural Festival “Encounters with Jewish Culture” will commence this weekend. The festival events have...

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On the trail of the Polish Anne Frank

On the trail of the Polish Anne Frank

Added 2014-06-09

Who was Rutka Laskier? How did she perceive Bedzin? What did everyday life of Bedzin Jews look like? What is the story behind Rutka’s diary?...

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Robert Kuwalek passed away

Robert Kuwalek passed away

Added 2014-06-08

Robert Kuwalek, a Polish researcher with a particular academic interest in the history of the Holocaust and the history of Lublin Jews, has died...

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Coins and watches from Jedwabne

Coins and watches from Jedwabne

Added 2014-06-06

Four hundred and seventy-five objects that had been retrieved from a mass grave in Jedwabne went to the Podlaskie Museum in Białystok. They...

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Jewish colours and sounds in Białystok

Jewish colours and sounds in Białystok

Added 2014-06-06

The “Zachor – Colour and Sound” Jewish Cultural Festival, organised by the Poland-Israel Citizen Education Centre, will take place for the...

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The Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw

The Garden of the Righteous in Warsaw

Added 2014-06-05

Six trees and stones are now part of the first Polish Garden of the Righteous which was  inaugurated in Warsaw on June, 5.The Garden...

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A guardian of memory awardee

A guardian of memory awardee

Added 2014-06-05

Mieczysław Jędruszczak will be conferred a medal for Warsaw merits by the City Council this Sunday.Mieczysław Jędruszczak is a very...

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The awarding ceremony of the Hirszowicz Prize

The awarding ceremony of the Hirszowicz Prize

Added 2014-06-04

The Cukerman’s Foundation and Jolanta Żyndul have been honoured with a  Prize in the name of Maria and Lukasz Hirszowicz. The ceremony...

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‘Synagoging Poland’ in Krakow

‘Synagoging Poland’ in Krakow

Added 2014-06-04

Krakow synagogues will open their doors to visitors this weekend,  on the night of the 7th of June, marking the 4th anniversary of the...

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Radomsko opens a Jewish Museum

Radomsko opens a Jewish Museum

Added 2014-06-03

Fifty stone tablets have appeared on the pavements on the streets of Radomsko. They are a reminder about nearby objects and sites relating to the...

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Gilles Rozier lectures in Warsaw

Gilles Rozier lectures in Warsaw

Added 2014-06-02

The Centre de Civilisation Francaise et d-Etudes Francophones of the University of Warsaw together with the Emmanuel Levinas European Institute...

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Bikkurim 2014 in Wroclaw

Bikkurim 2014 in Wroclaw

Added 2014-06-02

The Sholem Aleichem Primary School invites you to a June fete which will commence at 4 pm in the school garden on 3 June (18/20 Jastrzebska...

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