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  • Reconstruction of synagogue roof unveiled at Warsaw Jewish museum

    March 12, 2013 | 8:53 am

    The reconstructed roof of a 17th-century synagogue was unveiled at Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

    The replica of the now defunct wooden Gwozdziec Synagogue was presented Tuesday to journalists in a sneak preview of what will be the core exhibition of the museum,...

  • Israel trip helps Polish Jews in Jewish rediscovery

    September 5, 2012 | 11:37 am

    After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard.

    It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of...

  • Poland and the Jews:
    Is it time to stop hating the country when positive changes are transforming it?

    By Jane Ulman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Daniela and Kuba -- Jewish in Poland: Two Polish students describe how they came to be interested in Jewish life and culture. Is it time to stop hating Poland?

    Last summer, as Hezbollah rockets rained down on northern Israel, a group of 15 Israeli teenagers from Nahariya were...
  • Commemorating the Warsaw Uprising

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On April 19, 1943, heavily armed Nazi troops penetrated into the Warsaw Ghetto with a grim goal: the liquidation of the ghetto and the deportation of the last remnants of Warsaw's Jews -- some 40,000 men, women and children.

    The German forces were met by something unexpected: a...

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  • Evil as a Day’s Work

    By Tom Tugend

    June 14, 2001 | 7:59 pm

    "There was no shouting or wailing," recalls a Nazi army veteran in wonder after watching Polish Jews digging their own graves before being machine-gunned. "There was a deadly silence."

    The observation is among the hundreds of telling remarks and casual asides by ordinary German...

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