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During the Holocaust, this Polish Oak Tree Sheltered Two Jews

By On April 27, 2017

In the Polish town of Wiśniowa, not far from Krakow, there is a large oak tree. It grows on the former grounds of the noble Mycielski family, and is thought to be… Read More

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Marking the Ghosts in Poland’s Old Jewish Cemeteries

By On December 5, 2016

How do you alert people to an absence? Across Poland, different communities come together to clean up and restore Jewish cemeteries. But in some places, those cemeteries have been not just neglected,… Read More

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Incredible Sukkot Photos From Inside the Lodz Ghetto

By On October 16, 2016

During the Holocaust, Jews found innovative ways to maintain religious observance. From whispering Sabbath prayers at Auschwitz to carving potato menorahs at Bergen-Belsen, stories of risk and resistance have long been told. But… Read More

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A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

By On August 25, 2016

How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain of Truth, a woman turns up dead in the small village of Sandomierz, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki… Read More

Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!
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Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!

By On July 27, 2016

  In the closing hours of World War II, a room of unbridled opulence vanished. Laden with gold and gemstones, the Amber Room was valued at over $500 million, and was once… Read More

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Watch This Tearjerker Commencement Address by a Jewish Legal Superstar

By On June 21, 2016

Each year, commencement speakers have the challenge of blending the inspirational with the wry, the pragmatic with the idealistic. But sometimes, a personal history fits the bill. Rosalie Abella, the first Jewish… Read More

The Holocaust Survivor Band
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Meet The Wonderful Old Men of The Holocaust Survivor Band

By On June 1, 2016

Take two Holocaust survivors, Saul Dreier, 91, and Reuwen “Ruby” Sosnowicz, 88. Add Ruby’s daughter, vocalist Chana Rose, and other guest vocalists and musicians, and together you get the Holocaust Survivor Band,… Read More

Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New "Polish Death Camp" Plug-In
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Auschwitz Sets the Record Straight With This New “Polish Death Camp” Plug-In

By On March 25, 2016

“Words can insult or distort reality,” announces a heavily promoted, ominous trailer made by the Auschwitz Museum: As such, the museum recently released a computer program offering the public “a simple tool for correcting memory errors… Read More

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This Haunting Photo Series Takes Us to 1930s Jewish Krakow

By On March 24, 2016

The photographer Richard Tuschman describes his newest series, Once Upon a Time In Kazimierz, as a “novella told in still photographs.” The exhibit, on display until April 9 at the Klompching Gallery… Read More

"You Killed My Jew, Now I've Killed Yours": The Murder of Bruno Schulz
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“You Killed My Jew, Now I’ve Killed Yours”: The Murder of Bruno Schulz

By On August 24, 2015

  Bruno Schulz wasn’t just one of the 20th century’s greatest Polish-language literary stylists—fans know him well for his beautiful and surreal story collection The Street of Crocodiles—he was also a talented… Read More

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See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

By On March 20, 2015

Looking for news from the provinces? A husband? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between 1908 and 1939, Haynt (along with Der Moment) was one of the two widest-circulation, longest-running Yiddish newspapers in… Read More

Go Through the Drawers of a 1930s Polish Jewish Kitchen
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The New Site That Lets You Snoop Around an Old Polish Jewish Kitchen

By On February 25, 2015

Have you ever wanted to step into the past? Not into a famous battle, or a momentous event, but into someone else’s home, to be able to see how that person lived… Read More

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