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  • Lost Jewish Cities Found and Put Back on the Map

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 24, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    I’m already posted on this blog about the new ITunes app called Oshpitzin that uses smart phone technology to teach and tour pre-WW2 Jewish Oswiecim—the town where Auschwitz was built—which before the Holocaust was a majority Jewish town.

    In this JTA story I write about how this...

  • Another new App guide—to Oshpitzin: pre-WW2 Oswiecim

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    July 14, 2012 | 2:54 am

    The latest Jewish travel app for smartphones and tablets takes you to a place that no longer exists except in memory: Oshpitzin.

    Oshpitzin was the Jewish name for Oswiecim, the small town in southern Poland where the Nazis built Auschwitz which had a majority Jewish population...

  • Oswiecim pushing its town today, no longer running from its Auschwitz past

    July 21, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    Aan a town that exists in the shadow of death transform itself into a place of normalcy?

    The question long has vexed Oswiecim, the town of 40,000 in southern Poland where the notorious Auschwitz death camp is located.

    For decades, residents and city leaders have struggled to...

  • Restoring Hope

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A prayer and study center honoring Jewish life has opened near the place that for more than half a century has been the paramount symbol of Jewish death.

    Jordan's Prince Hassan joined Roman Catholic clergy, Polish, U.S. and Israeli officials and Holocaust survivors in an emotional...