Jewish Heritage Europe

Article: Who is responsible for preserving Jewish cemeteries?

As readers know, a main focus of articles on this News Feed and indeed throughout the JHE web site is the status and fate of Jewish cemeteries across Europe. The Lo-Tishkach database includes more than 11,000 Jewish cemeteries and mass … continue reading →

Poland: New online exhibit on history of Jewish Oswiecim (Auschwitz)

  The  Nazis built the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp outside the town of Oswiecim, a small town on the border between Galicia and Silesia that on the eve of World War II had a majority Jewish population. To mark today’s International … continue reading →

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Photo Essay of Memorials

January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945,  is marked in many countries as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an occasion for commemorative ceremonies, educational programs, and other initiatives. Monuments and memorials are also dedicated or form centerpieces … continue reading →

Vilnius: the Challenge of the Old Jewish Cemetery

The long-simmering debate on what to do with the Old Šnipiškės Jewish Cemetery in Vilnius bubbled to the surface again this past month. An online petition in December led to a series of articles against a multi-million dollar state project … continue reading →