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Poland: Jewish cemetery memorial inaugurates new multicultural heritage trail in Gostynin

A ceremony Thursday (Sept. 20) unveiled a memorial at the destroyed Jewish cemetery and officially inaugurated a new, multi-cultural heritage trail in the small town of Gostynin, in central Poland. The ...

Countries

Click on a country to take you to that country's home page, where you will find bibliographies, Jewish communal contacts, and links to Jewish museums, cultural and research institutions with Jewish holdings or focus, Jewish heritage and heritage sites, news items — and much more. (Rather than provide extensive information for most heritage sites, we have aggregated links and link to local web sites and data bases where you can find details.)

Some of the country pages have less content than others… Jewish Heritage Europe is a developing resource and we are adding more and more content on a daily basis — so please come back!

Cemeteries

Visit the JHE Jewish Cemeteries Portal, where we draw together news, information and resources about Jewish cemeteries and gravestones, as well as information on best-practices and on preservation and documentation. If you have a question you can ask for advice on projects — through the new EJCAN European Jewish Cemetery Advisory Network.
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Medieval Jewish Lecce and its “not-knowing-for-sure” Jewish Museum

The Prague-based educator, curator, and filmmaker Martin Šmok reviews the  privately established Jewish museum that opened in 2016 in Lecce, at the very tip of the heel of Italy’s boot, where Jews flourished in the middle ages but were expelled half a millennium ago. He found his visit a “refreshing and energizing experience” in a museum “filled with question marks.”

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Upcoming events

Sep
23
Sun
11:00 Visit to “secret” synagogue garden @ Venice Jewish Museum
Visit to “secret” synagogue garden @ Venice Jewish Museum
Sep 23 @ 11:00 – 12:00
A guided tour of the recently restored “secret garden” of the Sinagoga Spagnola in Venice.  
Sep
26
Wed
all-day Jews and Judaism in Contemporary... @ Krakow
Jews and Judaism in Contemporary... @ Krakow
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day
Jews and Judaism in Contemporary Polish studies @ Krakow | Kraków | małopolskie | Poland
Conference organized by the Polish Academy of Science and the Judaistic Institute of Jagiellonian University
Oct
11
Thu
all-day Future for Religious Heritage co... @ Paris
Future for Religious Heritage co... @ Paris
Oct 11 all-day
Share2KTweetPinShare Biennial conference of Future for Religious Heritage — an NGO focused on the preservation, use, and promotion of heritage sites of all faiths in Europe. More details closer to the date.
all-day Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Oct 11 all-day
FRH will hold its next biennial conference on 11-13 October 2018 in Paris, on the theme “Religious Heritage – Europe’s Legacy for the Future”. Read more about the Biennial Conference in the pdf.    
Oct
12
Fri
all-day Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Oct 12 all-day
FRH will hold its next biennial conference on 11-13 October 2018 in Paris, on the theme “Religious Heritage – Europe’s Legacy for the Future”. Read more about the Biennial Conference in the pdf.    
Oct
13
Sat
all-day Future for Religious Heritage co... @ Paris
Future for Religious Heritage co... @ Paris
Oct 13 all-day
Share2KTweetPinShare Biennial conference of Future for Religious Heritage — an NGO focused on the preservation, use, and promotion of heritage sites of all faiths in Europe. More details closer to the date.
all-day Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Biennial conference Future of Re... @ Paris
Oct 13 all-day
FRH will hold its next biennial conference on 11-13 October 2018 in Paris, on the theme “Religious Heritage – Europe’s Legacy for the Future”. Read more about the Biennial Conference in the pdf.