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Gyöngyös HU synagogue likely to be converted into cultural center

Good news — it looks as if the grand New Synagogue in Gyöngyös, Hungary — used since the 1990s as a furniture store — may be transformed this year into a cultural and exhibition center. According to Nepszabadsag (summarized in English … continue reading →

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Vote! Opening of restored Wrocław synagogue nominated for recognition

To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of communism, the Wrocław edition of Gazeta Wyborcz newspaper is organizing a poll as to the major event in the region in the past quarter century. The restoration and re-opening of the … continue reading →

Jewish gravestones in Poland/Ukraine: lists and new discoveries

Virtual shtetl informs that new lists of gravestones from Jewish cemeteries in the towns of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski and Rohatyn (now in Ukraine) have been published on its portal, as part of the Memory in Stone project. The stones in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski were photographed … continue reading →

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Jewish Krakow and a Reflection on Jewish Places

  The British magazine Jewish Renaissance publishes a lengthy section of its current issue on Jews, Jewish places, Jewish history and Jewish revival in Krakow, Poland. Two of the articles — which we link to here — are of particular … continue reading →

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Managing & Preserving Holocaust Memorial Sites

  Virtual Shtetl has posted the full text of the PhD thesis (University of Timisoara, Romania) by Florence Luxenberg-Eisenberg, focusing on the preservation and management of Holocaust memorial sites. (It also runs an interview with her, conducted by Krzysztof Bielawski). … continue reading →