Poland: Annual Preserving Memory Awards presented

The Krakow Jewish Community choir performs during the Preserving Memory awards ceremonyThe 19th annual “Preserving Memory” awards honoring non-Jewish Poles who preserve, protect, maintain, and promote Jewish heritage in Poland were presented at a ceremony at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow on June 26. The awards were established in 1998 … Continue reading

Lithuania: Vilnius begins dismantling building constructed of Jewish gravestones

The destroyed Uzupis Jewish cemetery in Vilnius, showing part of the memorial there    Work has begun to remove part of an electric transformer station in Vilnius which was built during  the Soviet era using gravestones from Jewish graves of the once-vast Užupis Jewish cemetery on Olandu street, which was almost totally … Continue reading

Krakow: 7@Nite – Night of the Synagogues

The ark in the Remuh synagogue, just before 2 a.m.  Last night — June 4-5 — was the sixth edition of the “7@Nite” or “Night of the Synagogues”  in Krakow, a wonderful initiative where all seven of the synagogues in the historic Jewish district, Kazimierz, were opened to the … Continue reading