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‘Camp comedy’ staged in Poland

‘Camp comedy’ staged in Poland

Added 2012-09-28

This Sunday, September 30th, the Modrzejewska Theater in Legnica will stage Roy Kift’s ‘Camp Comedy’, directed by Łukasz Czuj....

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The Hachnasat Sefer Torah ceremony – the welcoming of the first Torah scroll

The Hachnasat Sefer Torah ceremony – the welcoming of the first Torah scroll

Added 2012-09-28

From October 5-6, Beit Krakow, the reform Jewish community, has the pleasure of inviting you to the Hachnasat Sefer Torah, the...

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Archival records from Lublin now available online!

Archival records from Lublin now available online!

Added 2012-09-28

The State Archive in Lublin has just published online another sixty-seven scans of documents from its collection. Just visit the...

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Matzevos hidden in the Vistula River see the light of day

Matzevos hidden in the Vistula River see the light of day

Added 2012-09-27

A couple of weeks ago, we reported about matzevos lying on the Vistula riverbed in Warsaw. Parts of tombstones have been successfully taken out...

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Sukkoth Town at JCC Warsaw

Sukkoth Town at JCC Warsaw

Added 2012-09-27

JCC Warsaw has the pleasure of inviting you to an exhibition marking the Sukkoth holiday. The exhibition, called the Sukkoth Town, is...

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17th Anniversary of the ”Żegota” Monument Unveiling

17th Anniversary of the ”Żegota” Monument Unveiling

Added 2012-09-27

Seventeen years have passed have passed since the unveiling, in Warsaw, of the monument commemorating the ”Żegota”, the Council...

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Ongoing enrolment process for the Jewish Open University

Ongoing enrolment process for the Jewish Open University

Added 2012-09-27

The enrolment process for the Jewish Open University, staged by the Shalom Foundation, is now open. The University, which stages...

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Added 2012-09-25

Today, in the evening, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, starts. This feast is...

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The 6th edition of the Jewish cultural festival in Olsztyn

The 6th edition of the Jewish cultural festival in Olsztyn

Added 2012-09-25

The Borussia Foundation and the B’JACHAD Association for Jewish Culture have the pleasure of inviting you to the 6th edition of the...

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The Jewish cemetery in Brok desperately needs a guardian

The Jewish cemetery in Brok desperately needs a guardian

Added 2012-09-25

The Virtual Shtetl portal has been asked to publicize the condition of the Jewish cemetery in Brok. One of the locals who does not want to...

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Another copy of the multicultural calendar for 2013

Another copy of the multicultural calendar for 2013

Added 2012-09-24

The newest edition of Kalendarz Wielokulturowy 2013 (2013 Multicultural Calendar), which is a continuation of the former edition of the...

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A scholarly conference called ‘A Jewish child’

A scholarly conference called ‘A Jewish child’

Added 2012-09-24

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage and the Polish-Jewish Literature Center at the John Paul II Catholic University of...

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The 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Opoczno ghetto

The 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Opoczno ghetto

Added 2012-09-24

Due to the upcoming 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Opoczno ghetto, the city will stage memorial ceremonies....

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Join the ‘Snunit’ Israeli dance group in Warsaw!

Join the ‘Snunit’ Israeli dance group in Warsaw!

Added 2012-09-21

The ‘Snunit’ Israeli dance group invites you to join the classes. The new beginners’ group will start in October! Israeli dance...

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‘Jan Karski – the comeback of the hero’ -- a project in Łódź

‘Jan Karski – the comeback of the hero’ -- a project in Łódź

Added 2012-09-21

The Museum of the City of Łódź has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in another part of the historical – educational...

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‘Warsaw traces of Janusz Korczak’ -- walking tour with Jan Jagielski

‘Warsaw traces of Janusz Korczak’ -- walking tour with Jan Jagielski

Added 2012-09-21

As part of the 16th edition of the Festival of Science, the Jewish Historical Institute would like to invite you to a walking tour...

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Jewish Motif Cinema

Jewish Motif Cinema

Added 2012-09-20

‘Świętokrzyski Sztetl’ Educational and Museum Center together with the Chmielnik Cultural Center invite you to the Meetings with...

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The official unveiling of the memorial plaque in Łuków

The official unveiling of the memorial plaque in Łuków

Added 2012-09-20

Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Ziemi Łukowskiej, the Regional Museum in Łuków and the Łuków Cultural Center together with Krzysztof...

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Walks with a camera in Pruszków

Walks with a camera in Pruszków

Added 2012-09-20

The Forum Pruszków Association has the pleasure of inviting everyone who is interested in the history of Pruszków to the walks with a...

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JAROSŁAW JEWS COMMEMORATED

JAROSŁAW JEWS COMMEMORATED

Added 2012-09-19

On September 10th, a plaque commemorating Nazi crimes against ten thousand Jews from Jarosław and the environs was unveiled on the...

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Alina Skibińska wins the Jan Karski & Pola Nireńska Prize

Alina Skibińska wins the Jan Karski & Pola Nireńska Prize

Added 2012-09-19

This year’s prize named after Jan Karski and Pola Nireńska went to Alina Skibińska. The awarding ceremony will take place at 6 pm...

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Bałuty. Civil War – an artistic pilgrimage

Bałuty. Civil War – an artistic pilgrimage

Added 2012-09-18

As part of the Łódź of Four Cultures Festival, the organizers have the pleasure of inviting you to a unique walking tour to the most...

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New Year workshops for children in the Jewish Theater in Warsaw

New Year workshops for children in the Jewish Theater in Warsaw

Added 2012-09-18

The Jewish Theater in Warsaw invites you to family workshops for children aged 5-10. The workshops, which will deal with the Jewish...

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The premier of the ‘Ostatnia selekcja’ performance

The premier of the ‘Ostatnia selekcja’ performance

Added 2012-09-18

This Friday, on September 21, Muzeum Przyrody i Techniki w Starachowicach will stage the premier of the ‘Ostania selekcja’ play,...

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Urzędów municipality restores the Jewish cemetery

Urzędów municipality restores the Jewish cemetery

Added 2012-09-17

On August 28, 2012, the Virtual Shtetl reported about the defacement of the monument which occurred in the Jewish cemetery in Urzędów. The...

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A room of Pinchas Burstein in Nowy Sącz

A room of Pinchas Burstein in Nowy Sącz

Added 2012-09-17

The Dawna Synagoga Gallery has reconstructed a part of the studio and the room of the suite of Pinchas Burstein, the Nowy Sącz-born...

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The Poznań synagogue will house a hotel

The Poznań synagogue will house a hotel

Added 2012-09-17

Initially, the former synagogue on Wroniecka Street in Poznań was to hold the Center for Interreligious Dialogue. However, it will...

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Łódź of Four Cultures Festival

Łódź of Four Cultures Festival

Added 2012-09-17

From September 14-22, Łódź will hold the Łódź of Four Cultures Festival. This year, the festival has been organized under the...

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Let’s Welcome the Jewish New Year

Let’s Welcome the Jewish New Year

Added 2012-09-14

The Jewish New Year is just around the corner. Soon, 5772 years will have passed since the creation of the world. This Sunday, at Erev Rosh...

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Reunited after decades

Reunited after decades

Added 2012-09-14

After reading an account posted on Virtual Shtetl, Ms Karen Kirsten from Australia has found the family which rescued her mother during...

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Cemetery renovation in Lenin, Belarus – watch photos!

Cemetery renovation in Lenin, Belarus – watch photos!

Added 2012-09-14

During our 2010 travels around Belarus, "Virtual Shtetl" team has discovered a cemetery with unique wooden...

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Remarkable Judaica discovered in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Remarkable Judaica discovered in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Added 2012-09-14

During restoration works in a tenement house, which dates back to the prewar times, ten-odd brochures, fragments of books, manuscripts,...

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Eli Zborowski, the vice President of the World Federation of Polish Jews, passed away

Eli Zborowski, the vice President of the World Federation of Polish Jews, passed away

Added 2012-09-14

Last Monday Eli Zborowski, who was the vice President of the World Federation of Polish Jews and the President of the International...

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The days of Jewish culture and history in Secemin

The days of Jewish culture and history in Secemin

Added 2012-09-14

The Secemin Municipality Office and the Secemin School Complex invite you to the first edition of the Days of Jewish Culture and...

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SABABA. Have fun with Jewish culture!

SABABA. Have fun with Jewish culture!

Added 2012-09-13

In modern Hebrew, the word ‘sababa’ means ‘okay’, ‘fine’, ‘cool’… The young Israeli generation uses this word when they like...

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‘Postcards from Białystok’ – an exhibition and promotion of Joanna Karpowicz’s comic book

‘Postcards from Białystok’ – an exhibition and promotion of Joanna Karpowicz’s comic book

Added 2012-09-13

On September 14th, at 6 pm, the Ludwik Zamenhof Center in Białystok will hold an opening and a promotional meeting of the...

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A new exhibition on the Shoah at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to open soon

A new exhibition on the Shoah at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to open soon

Added 2012-09-13

Early next year, a new exhibition on the extermination of Jews will be inaugurated at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. The...

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The world which does not exist anymore – the 70th anniversary of the extermination of Jews in the Limanowa region

The world which does not exist anymore – the 70th anniversary of the extermination of Jews in the Limanowa region

Added 2012-09-13

From September 10-18, Muzeum Regionalne Ziemi Limanowskiej w Limanowej (The Regional Museum of the Limanowa Region in Limanowa) will...

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Matzevos discovered on the Vistula riverbed

Matzevos discovered on the Vistula riverbed

Added 2012-09-12

A long rainless period lowered the water level of the Vistula river so that you may reach usually inaccessible places without any problem. As a...

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Simchat Krotoszyn project

Simchat Krotoszyn project

Added 2012-09-12

The Krotochwile Association in partnership with the Israeli Embassy in Poland, Rada Osiedla nr 7, Hagada music band, Krotoszyn city...

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The history of the HASAG labor camp will be filmed

The history of the HASAG labor camp will be filmed

Added 2012-09-12

Last Saturday, trial movie scenes were made for a documentary film about the HASAG Nazi forced labor camp, which operated during World...

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A sentimental meeting in Legnica

A sentimental meeting in Legnica

Added 2012-09-12

A group of forty Jews who lived in this town prior to 1968 stayed in Legnica for five days. They came there with their parents and...

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The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the ‘Museum about You – Your Museum’ program

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the ‘Museum about You – Your Museum’ program

Added 2012-09-12

From September 9-10, 2012, workers of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews Judyta Pawlak, Anna Zatońska, Krzysztof Bielawski and...

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Małgorzata Chmielowska’s exhibition

Małgorzata Chmielowska’s exhibition

Added 2012-09-11

Andrzej Matusiewicz, the director of the Regional Museum in Siedlce, and the Head of the Treblinka Museum, Edward Kopówka, invite you to the...

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The screening of shorts by Polish and Israeli students at Kultura Cinema in Warsaw

The screening of shorts by Polish and Israeli students at Kultura Cinema in Warsaw

Added 2012-09-11

On September 11, at 6:30 pm, Kultura Cinema in Warsaw staged a screening of short films made by Polish and Israeli students as part of...

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The 20th anniversary of restoring a Jewish cemetery by students from Berlin and Wrocław

The 20th anniversary of restoring a Jewish cemetery by students from Berlin and Wrocław

Added 2012-09-11

From September 10-15, 2012, a group of twenty-three students from Thomas-Mann-Oberschule from Berlin will visit Wrocław to restore the...

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The 6th edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Chęciny

The 6th edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival in Chęciny

Added 2012-09-10

From September 14-16, Chęciny will hold the 6th edition of the Jewish Cultural Festival entitled ‘A Jewish Triptych’. The program...

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A town without a rabbi cannot exist. An open-air exhibition.

A town without a rabbi cannot exist. An open-air exhibition.

Added 2012-09-10

The Head Office of the State Archives in Poland, Warsaw City Archive and Stołeczna Estrada have the pleasure of inviting you to the...

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Warsaw in rubble. Jewish Muranów and its surroundings.

Warsaw in rubble. Jewish Muranów and its surroundings.

Added 2012-09-10

On September 4th, the Agora publisher released the newest book by the Warsaw history expert and journalist Jerzy S. Majewski which is...

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Rabbi Michael Schurdich visits Jewish graves

Rabbi Michael Schurdich visits Jewish graves

Added 2012-09-07

Last Friday, September 7th, 2012, the Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich visited several cemeteries in the Kampinos Forests in Warsaw...

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Commemorating Sokołów Jews

Commemorating Sokołów Jews

Added 2012-09-07

For the second time, Sokołów Podlaski residents will gather to commemorate the day when the Nazis commenced the liquidation of the...

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A conference on Zagórów Jews

A conference on Zagórów Jews

Added 2012-09-07

Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Ziemi Zagórowskiej (Society of Friends of the Zagórów Land) has the pleasure of inviting you to a...

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A scholarly seminar for journalists on problems concerning the protection and interpretation of the intercultural legacy in mass media

A scholarly seminar for journalists on problems concerning the protection and interpretation of the intercultural legacy in mass media

Added 2012-09-07

The Jewish Historical Institute Association in Poland, The Belarusian voluntary society for protection of...

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Commemorating the victims of the labor camp in Narty

Commemorating the victims of the labor camp in Narty

Added 2012-09-06

Next Friday, September 7th, 2012, Narty, in the Kampinos forest, will stage a ceremony of unveiling a monument at the site of a mass...

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The Polish premier of the book ‘Life In Transit: Jews in Postwar Lodz, 1945-1950’

The Polish premier of the book ‘Life In Transit: Jews in Postwar Lodz, 1945-1950’

Added 2012-09-06

On September 30th, at 6 pm, Biedermann palace in Łódź will hold a promotional meeting of the recent book by the Israeli history...

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Educational youth workshops in Zamość

Educational youth workshops in Zamość

Added 2012-09-06

The Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage (FODŻ) has the pleasure of inviting senior and junior high school students from...

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The Fifth International Bruno Schulz Festival in Drohobych

The Fifth International Bruno Schulz Festival in Drohobych

Added 2012-09-06

The fifth edition of the International Bruno Schulz Festival in Drohobych, Ukraine, which has been organized under the banner of ‘The...

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Polish Intercultural Youth Encounters, PIYE 2012, has already started

Polish Intercultural Youth Encounters, PIYE 2012, has already started

Added 2012-09-05

The sixth edition of PIYE, organized by the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, has just been launched. Students from Poland and...

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The investigation into the incident in Jedwbne cancelled

The investigation into the incident in Jedwbne cancelled

Added 2012-09-05

Last year and in the beginning of this year, a notorious series of anti-Semitic and anti-national offences occurred in the Podlaskie...

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On the trail of Jews in the Lublin region

On the trail of Jews in the Lublin region

Added 2012-09-05

On the basis of Marta Kubiszyn’s historical articles that you can find on the Virtual Shtetl portal, a guidebook called ‘Śladami...

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The opening of an exhibition about Anne Frank

The opening of an exhibition about Anne Frank

Added 2012-09-04

The Dom Pokoju Foundation in partnership with the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam have the pleasure of inviting you to the exhibition...

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The Polish Society of the Righteous to Continue

The Polish Society of the Righteous to Continue

Added 2012-09-04

We present a proposal aimed at the descendants of the Righteous affiliated to the Polish Society of the Righteous Among the Nations....

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A remarkable discovery in Mogielnica

A remarkable discovery in Mogielnica

Added 2012-09-03

At the end of August, a matzeva with an extremely well preserved polychrome was found in Mogielnica. The tombstone of Jehoszua Josef,...

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The opening of the ‘Oh! What a Wedding That Was’ exhibition

The opening of the ‘Oh! What a Wedding That Was’ exhibition

Added 2012-09-03

Ludwik Zamenhof Center in Białystok invites you to the inauguration of the exhibition called ‘Oh! What a Wedding That Was’, which...

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Memory Meeting in Aleksandrów

Memory Meeting in Aleksandrów

Added 2012-09-03

The Mayor of Aleksadrów Kujawski, Andrzej Cieśla, has the pleasure of inviting you to the Aleksandrów Memory Meeting, which will...

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Historical traces of Jewish Belarus

Historical traces of Jewish Belarus

Added 2012-09-02

From 2010-2012, Agata Maksimowska and Krzysztof Bielawski from the Virtual Shtetl portal visited over one hundred towns and villages throughout...

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A cemetery in Warsaw defaced once again

A cemetery in Warsaw defaced once again

Added 2012-09-01

The Jewish cemetery in the Warsaw district of Bródno has been defaced by hooligans once again. The case has been reported to the Virtual...

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