I’ve been in Warsaw the past week and just came down today to Oswiecim—the little city in southern Poland outside of which Auschwitz is located. I’m not here to pay homage at the death camp (which I have visited a number of times) but to attend part of the third edition of the...
Tag: Piotrkow, Poland
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I spent the past week in Sejny, a small town in the far northeast of Poland near the Lithuanian border—and coincidentally just ran across a very good video about the synagogues and Jewish quarters in Sejny and several other towns in eastern/northeastern Poland. It’s worth watching.
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I’ve written a lot about the Jewish scene in Krakow over the years— the “virtually Jewish” side of both homage to and nostalgic exploitation of the past—but also the new Jewish life. (See, for example, my long piece in Moment Magazine where I view the city, the scene, and the changes...
March 19, 2012 | 10:25 am
Polish police are investigating the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland.
Monika Krawczyk, the CEO of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, said vandals spray-painted swastikas and anti-Semitic images and slogans on graves, a Holocaust...
March 5, 2012 | 10:37 am
Maja Brand, a Jewish activist from Krakow, was among the 16 people killed when two trains collided in southern Poland.
Friends said Brand, who turned 30 on Feb. 22, was active “in all things Jewish” in Krakow. The head-on collision occurred Saturday night.
Brand was working on...
February 16, 2012 | 10:48 am
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Following an increasing demand for kosher food in Poland, 17 Polish Jews graduated from a seminar certifying them as kashrut supervisors.
The graduates, most men and women in their 20 s and 30s, participated in a three-day training seminar in Krakow, offered by the Jerusalem-based...
February 6, 2012 | 10:47 am
Jewish and historical groups in Poland have called for a day to be devoted to Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust.
The Association of the Children of the Holocaust, the Jan Karski Association, and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews have appealed to Poland’s President...
December 21, 2011 | 4:49 pm
The Polish journalist and commentator Leopold Unger has died at the age of 89.
Polish media said Unger, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Lvov in 1922, died Tuesday in Brussels, where he had lived for many years.
Unger was forced to leave Poland along with thousands of other...
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Polish President Bronisław Komorowski said he supports European Jews’ right to kosher slaughter, or shechitah.
“In Poland, we are proud to stand firm in supporting the Jewish community’s right to shechitah, and will play our full part in the EU deliberations,” the president...
October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am
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Poland, which is currently heading the European Union, will not participate in the Durban III anti-racism conference.
Tad Taube, the honorary consul for the Republic of Poland in the San Francisco Bay Area, said Poland had withdrawn its official participation in the Sept. 22...
September 15, 2011 | 11:43 am
Reports released by a Jewish think tank in London highlighted the need for the reform of Jewish infrastructure in Hungary and support for Orthodox and non-Orthodox alternatives in Poland.
The reports issued Thursday, published by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, assessed...
September 12, 2011 | 12:12 pm
A Jewish memorial in eastern Poland was vandalized—the second time this month that a Jewish monument in the country was defaced.
The monument to a Jewish cemetery in Bialystok that no longer exists was attacked Sunday night, local police said Monday. The bushes forming a Star of...
September 1, 2011 | 10:12 am
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More than 300 people who survived the Holocaust as children are meeting in Warsaw—a first for Poland.
The four-day meeting of the 23rd annual conference of the World Federation of Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust, which ends Tuesday, marks the first time that the group’s...
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The official Polish exhibit at the 54th Venice Biennale is a controversial video installation by Israeli artist Yael Bartana that examines the complexities of Polish-Jewish relations.
It is the first time that a non-Polish artist has represented Poland at the Biennale, a major...
May 26, 2011 | 10:43 am
President Obama should raise the issue of restitution of private Jewish property during his meeting this week with Polish officials, a Jewish group has urged.
The World Jewish Restitution Organization made the request two days before Obama meets Friday with Polish President...
April 27, 2011 | 10:39 am
Restoration projects on two synagogues in Poland have garnered awards.
The mainly European Union-funded restoration of the twin-towered synagogue in Ostrow Wielkopolski in south-central Poland was awarded the top prize in the fourth edition of the Facade of the Year contest, the...
April 26, 2011 | 5:30 pm
This column will appear online just about when you arrive in Poland.
As a participant in the March of the Living, you’ll visit the Jewish
Quarter of Krakow, the Lodz Ghetto, Schindler’s factory, the site of the forced labor camp at Plaszow, the original homes of two...
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Poland is shelving plans to compensate former property owners—among them Holocaust survivors—for assets confiscated during the communist period.
The announcement by Poland’s state treasury was met with “shock and dismay” by the World Jewish Restitution Organization, which represents...