International Holocaust Remembrance Day: a Photo Essay of Memorials that Personalize the Shoah

  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 … Continue reading

Poland: “Clear and not Clear Enough” at Płaszów (crosspost)

For eight years, the photographer and writer Jason Francisco has been been photographing and writing about the complications of the site of the Płaszów Nazi labor/concentration camp in Kraków. In a new text-and-photo essay on his web site, his discusses … Continue reading

UK: Willesden Jewish Cemetery Gets big Heritage Lottery grant

  Britain’s United Synagogue (US) has been awarded a £1.7 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to open the Willesden Jewish Cemetery to the public as the “House of Life”  place of heritage. The award, announced on Wednesday, … Continue reading