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The repressed story of the Austrian railway

Itamar Treves-Tchelet

August 31, 2012 | 7:51 am

The express night train from Vienna to Prague was supposed to leave at 23:15. But in the evening of March 11th 1938 at 20:00, thousands of people were pushing each other, squeezing... read on

  • Eating Tel-Aviv in Warsaw

    Pavel Pustelnik

    August 31, 2012 | 7:41 am

    Warsaw and Tel Aviv do not have too many features in common. This does not mean however, that you cannot taste a bit of Israel in the Polish capital.

    Singer’s Warsaw Festival is one of those occasions when it becomes more trendy to show up at certain places. Those venues are... read on

  • Her Perfectness: The synagogue in Tokaj

    Pavel Pustelnik

    August 17, 2012 | 10:17 am

    You hear Tokaj and you think: wine. Sweet, deep yellow and many different ways of harvesting the grapes that have completely non-pronounceable names. After all, on the wine etiquettes you do not see synagogues printed.

    Tokaj is a bit lost in the Hungarian countryside. We have... read on

  • Wolfgang Hildebrandt sang John Lennon in synagogue Tempel in Krakow + video

    By Klaudia Klimek

    August 17, 2012 | 9:59 am

    The artist, Joseph Szajna - a former Auschwitz prisoner, gave rise to the Center for Peace in Auschwitz. After his death the idea is being continued by the former president of Oświęcim ( Auschwitz city), Janusz Marszałek and President of the Polish Union of Seniors- Łagodzki... read on

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  • Joanna Stöcker-Sobelman: Women of the Holocaust, a feminist perspective in the study of Shoah

    By Klaudia Klimek

    August 17, 2012 | 9:57 am

    „My primary intention is to give women’s experience a voice, which became blurred amongst the whole of Holocaust literature” – Joy Erlichman Miller. These words are found on the opening page, preceding the introduction and table of contents in Women of the Holocaust, a... read on

  • Basta- stalls with watermelons

    Olja Andrynowska

    August 17, 2012 | 9:46 am

    In the summer of 1967, the Wall separating Israel from Jordan was taken down and the small piece of land in the Musrara neighborhood, known as Jerusalem’s no man’s land, became the venue of a very important meeting: a meeting of the East and the West, of the residents of the... read on

  • Saved from the XX century. After us, no one will tell our story, maybe someone will read

    Michał Zajda

    August 17, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Mikołaj Grynberg, Saved from the XX century. After us, no one will tell our story, maybe someone will read it…, Warsaw 2012, p. 350

    The crime perpetrated by the Germans against the Jewish people of Poland – was also a crime against an abiding, traditionally integral... read on

  • Virus for peace

    Gabor Sarosi

    August 17, 2012 | 9:37 am

    It seemed to be a regular nightshift at the Natanz and Fordo nuclear facilities in Iran. Scientists were working on their computers, technicians were checking if everything goes well in order to raise the Islamic Republic into the priviliged group of nations having nuclear weapons... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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