We were over 1000 this year” – said someone on the bus as soon as we left the venue of the fifth edition of Limmud Poland, which took place between October 26-28, 2012. Continue reading
The box-like glass building rises from soil marked by tragedy in the heart of Warsaw’s former Jewish district. At certain angles, its luminous facade reflects the outlines of a dark memorial to those who fought and died in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis. Continue reading
Construction work at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is almost finished, with the building set to open to the public in April next year, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading
Peter Jassem, chair of the Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation and Canadian representative of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, talks about the museum, as well as Jews and their history in Poland.
Peter Jasem is interviewed by Leslie Lutsky… Continue reading
“Tell me,” asked one of my Polish friends, “isn’t it terribly complicated to write from right to left?”
For those who aren’t native to Israel, the Hebrew language can be daunting. From the writing from right to left to the difficult gutteral letters, Hebrew can be off-putting to many, but exotic and intriguing to others. Continue reading
A 66-year-old Italian man has been released without being charged after he was questioned over the alleged theft of a piece of barbed wire from Auschwitz museum, Polish police said Sunday.
Krakow police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka said the man was detained at Krakow airport in Poland’s south on Saturday after the wire was found in his luggage, but was released after he led police to the area from where the 30-centimeter (1 foot) piece came. Continue reading
Poland’s general prosecutor has called off a year-long investigation into antisemitism on some of Poland’s largest internet portals and websites. The decision was taken, according to the general prosecutor’s office, “because of lack of public interest”. Continue reading
Poland marked the 70th anniversary of the first deportations from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942 with a memorial march through the city.
Although Poland regularly marks major Holocaust anniversaries, like the liberation of Auschwitz and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, there have never been major commemorations for the start of deportations to death camps on July 22, 1942. Continue reading
Janina Dawidowicz was a nine-year-old girl when World War II engulfed Poland. As Jews, she and her family were soon driven into the Warsaw Ghetto, but she later escaped and remains one of its few survivors.
The extermination of the Jews of Poland began 70 years ago. Continue reading
Poland will mark, for the first time in history, the deportation of Jews from Warsaw Ghetto. Events throughout the city will take place on Sunday to coincide with the date that, some seventy years ago, the Warsaw Ghetto was cleared out and gas chambers at the Treblinka extermination camp, where 900,000 people met their deaths, were activated. Continue reading