Alarm raised over condition of Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice, Poland

Alarm has been raised over the condition of the abandoned 18th century Jewish cemetery in Mysłowice, in southern Poland. Virtual Shtetl reports that the Mysłowice town office, the Jewish Religious Community in Katowice, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage (FODŻ) … Continue reading

New Directors at the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy

The International Institute for Jewish Genealogy (IIJG) has announced that its Founding Director, Dr. Neville Lamdan, has retired from his position after seven years in the job. In his place, the IIJG Executive Committee decided to create the new positions … Continue reading

Shtetl “living skansen” being built in Bilgoraj, Poland

  A housing estate in Bilgoraj, in southeast Poland, is being constructed as something of a living “shtetl skansen” — or open air shtetl museum, according to a local newspaper. In an article reposted on Virtual Shtetl, Gazetz Wyborcza’s Lublin … Continue reading