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Matzevot found their way from basement to cemetery

Matzevot found their way from basement to cemetery

Added 2014-09-30

Several dozen fragments of tombstones have been transported today to the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. For the past few years, they were kept...

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Will the synagogue in Banie go under the hammer?

Will the synagogue in Banie go under the hammer?

Added 2014-09-29

The future of the former synagogue in Banie near Szczecin is being decided. The local authorities are considering its...

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The former Ghetto wall has been fenced off

The former Ghetto wall has been fenced off

Added 2014-09-29

For several days now, tourists wishing to see fragments of the former Warsaw Ghetto wall have been encountering difficulties. The yard at 55...

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The Jewish Community in Wrocław is renovating a tenement building

The Jewish Community in Wrocław is renovating a tenement building

Added 2014-09-26

Another stage of renovation works of the tenement building at 7/9 Włodkowica Street in Wrocław has been completed. The building is a property of...

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President of Israel will visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

President of Israel will visit the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-09-25

Warsaw will be destination of the first official foreign visit of Mr Reuven Rivlin, the newly apointed President of Israel. Reuven Rivlin...

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Maurycy Gottlieb’s artworks in Łódź

Maurycy Gottlieb’s artworks in Łódź

Added 2014-09-25

Several dozen of Maurycy Gottlieb’s paintings are to be exhibited in Łódź. The exhibition will be opened on 3 October 2014 (Friday).It...

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New Jewish Year 5775

New Jewish Year 5775

Added 2014-09-24

Dear Friends,We are about to welcome the Jewish New Year 5775. Let it bring peace, hope and prosperity to people...

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Jewish Presence in Absence. The Aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland, 1944-2010, a comprehensive study of Jewish life in postwar Poland, has just come out

Jewish Presence in Absence. The Aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland, 1944-2010, a comprehensive study of Jewish life in postwar Poland, has just come out

Added 2014-09-24

The book entitled Jewish Presence in Absence. The Aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland, 1944-2010 was recently published by the Yad...

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Desecrating cemeteries is violation of the right to freedom of religion

Desecrating cemeteries is violation of the right to freedom of religion

Added 2014-09-23

Good news – albeit belated – reached us from America. On 8 August 2014, President Barack Obama signed an amendment to the International...

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Matzevah of rabbi from Pszczyna renovated

Matzevah of rabbi from Pszczyna renovated

Added 2014-09-23

On the initiative of Sławomir Pastuszka, the matzevah of Rabbi David Rau was renovated at the Jewish cemetery in Pszczyna. The renovation was...

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The Olsztyn encounter with Jewish culture

The Olsztyn encounter with Jewish culture

Added 2014-09-22

 The Olsztyn Days of Jewish Culture kicked off last Saturday. This time, the theme of the event is “Encounter”.The Days of...

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Former Jewish residents of Sokółka and surrounding villages have been commemorated

Former Jewish residents of Sokółka and surrounding villages have been commemorated

Added 2014-09-22

On 19 September 2014, a monument was unveiled in Sokółka to honor victims of the Holocaust – Jews from the town of Sokółka and the...

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A monument with the star of David unveiled in Rajgród

A monument with the star of David unveiled in Rajgród

Added 2014-09-19

Jewish cemetery has been commemorated in Rajgród. A monument has been unveiled at its site.Until recently there had been...

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The Szmul Piżyc hospital awaiting an official decision

The Szmul Piżyc hospital awaiting an official decision

Added 2014-09-18

 There is still no decision regarding the return of the former Jewish hospital in the town of Biała Podlaska. On 8 September...

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“Local Jewish Community” academic conference

“Local Jewish Community” academic conference

Added 2014-09-17

The common Polish-Jewish past will be the topic of an academic conference organized by the Research Centre for History and Culture of Jews...

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Rosh Hashanah in the Hassidic Centre in Dynów

Rosh Hashanah in the Hassidic Centre in Dynów

Added 2014-09-16

The Centre of History of Polish Jews in Dynów invites you to celebrate welcoming of the New Year 5775.Celebration will...

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Holocaust victims will be commemorated in Węgrów and Sokołów Podlaski

Holocaust victims will be commemorated in Węgrów and Sokołów Podlaski

Added 2014-09-15

A commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of deportations of the Jewish population to the death camp in Treblinka will take place on Sunday, 21...

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Exhibition dedicated to Ida Kamińska

Exhibition dedicated to Ida Kamińska

Added 2014-09-15

The Ester Rachel and Ida Kamińska Jewish Theatre in Warsaw  would like to invite you to an exhibition celebrating the 115th birthday of...

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Searching for graves in Chroberz and Kałuszyn

Searching for graves in Chroberz and Kałuszyn

Added 2014-09-12

Where are the graves of people killed in Kałuszyn and Chroberz? Is the road in Kałuszyn running through a cemetery? Employees of the Rabbinic...

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Following in the footsteps of Jewish immigrants from Poland to Norway

Following in the footsteps of Jewish immigrants from Poland to Norway

Added 2014-09-11

It has been a hundred years since they emigrated to Norway from Polish shtetls. In September employees of the Jewish Museum in Oslo and the POLIN...

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Jewish women in Kraków

Jewish women in Kraków

Added 2014-09-11

The Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków invites you to the European Day of Jewish Culture, this time devoted to women.On...

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Will a monument at the site of the synagogue be a threat to safety?

Will a monument at the site of the synagogue be a threat to safety?

Added 2014-09-10

In Gorzów Wielkopolski, a heated discussion is underway.  Members of the Gorzów Lovers Society want to erect a monument at the site...

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Renovation of a former Jewish bathhouse is in progress in Czudec

Renovation of a former Jewish bathhouse is in progress in Czudec

Added 2014-09-10

Authorities of Czudec in the Podkarpacie Region have taken care of a mikveh, former Jewish ritual bath house. The renovation...

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“Museum on Wheels” goes to Gniewkowo

“Museum on Wheels” goes to Gniewkowo

Added 2014-09-09

Already on Thursday, 11 September 2014, “Museum on Wheels”, a mobile exhibition prepared by POLIN Museum of the History of Polish...

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What will happen to the Jewish cemetery in Tarczyn?

What will happen to the Jewish cemetery in Tarczyn?

Added 2014-09-09

Heaps of rubbish and thick overgrowth which makes the access impossible – that is what the Jewish cemetery in Tarczyn looks like. For several...

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How to commemorate Poles saving Jews during World War II?

How to commemorate Poles saving Jews during World War II?

Added 2014-09-08

On Monday, 8 September 2014, tenders for an idea of how to commemorate Poles rescuing Jews during the German occupation was...

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Was Jack the Ripper a Polish Jew?

Was Jack the Ripper a Polish Jew?

Added 2014-09-08

Russell Edwards’ discovery has stirred up great excitement in British media. The studies he carried out have identified Jack the Ripper as...

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The September Campaign in Jewish soldiers’ accounts

The September Campaign in Jewish soldiers’ accounts

Added 2014-09-05

The 15th volume of the series Ringelblum’s Archive. The Underground Archive of the Warsaw Ghetto is ready. The book entitled September...

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Krynki. A fountain in the ruins of the synagogue and a thousand candles in the cemetery

Krynki. A fountain in the ruins of the synagogue and a thousand candles in the cemetery

Added 2014-09-05

A small fountain will be installed in the ruins of the Great Synagogue in Krynki. It will be activated on Jewish holidays. It is an...

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Final Preparations for the Grand Opening of the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Final Preparations for the Grand Opening of the Core Exhibition of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Added 2014-09-04

On 6 September 2014 visitors will be able to pay a special visit to the Forest gallery, where the journey through the thousand-year history of...

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The remnants of those murdered in Sobibór to be buried

The remnants of those murdered in Sobibór to be buried

Added 2014-09-03

A ceremonial burial of bones which can be found to this day at the site of the former death camp in Sobibór will most likely take place on 22...

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Another Museum dedicated to Polish Jews.  This time in Tarnów.

Another Museum dedicated to Polish Jews. This time in Tarnów.

Added 2014-09-03

“A Museum of Jews may be established in Tarnów. It will be large, modern and multimedia-based”, Gazeta Krakowska reported today.The...

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A prayer book which has come a full circle

A prayer book which has come a full circle

Added 2014-09-02

It was printed before the war in Warsaw at 5 Gęsia Street. More than 70 years later, it ended up at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews –...

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The Jewish Days and the Karski Days in Płock

The Jewish Days and the Karski Days in Płock

Added 2014-09-02

This year, the Jewish Days in Płock will be conjoined with celebration of the Karski Days. The organisers planned a number of events for the...

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Kałuszyn Coloured Gravestone

Kałuszyn Coloured Gravestone

Added 2014-09-01

It has been long since a matzevah with such a well-preserved polychrome was discovered. A very rare find indeed!Several days ago,...

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Będzin commemorates the Great Synagogue

Będzin commemorates the Great Synagogue

Added 2014-09-01

At night between 8 and 9 September 1939, Germans set the Great Synagogue in Będzin on fire. There were about 100 people inside. Most of them...

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