Free guided tours of the Synagogue in Pfaffenhofen, France (Alsace).
Built in 1791, it is a fine example of French Alsatian rural synagogue architecture, with a steep pitched tiled roof and simple interior. It was restored and opened as a Jewish museum in 2000.
A rare chance to tour Jewish heritage sites in Bruyere — the synagogue, now the Henri Mathieu museum, and the Jewish cemetery.
September 2 is the date anchoring this year’s European Days of Jewish Culture, a continent-wide event that opens Jewish heritage sites to visitors and programs a plethora of Jewish cultural events.
This year’s theme is “Storytelling.”
In some countries, there are several days (or weeks) of events; in other countries the “Day” takes place on a different date.
You can see individual country programs on the web site.
On September 2, at 12.30 pm, in the Great Session Hall of the Lviv City Council, residents and guests of Lviv will commemorate the Holocaust in Lviv — and honor people and institutions who research, preserve and popularize Jewish heritage.
During the ceremony, 75 glass replicas of an ancient synagogue key will be awarded to representatives of cultural and academic institutions, volunteer and public organizations, and individual initiatives that work with Jewish heritage in Lviv and in other cities and towns of former Galicia.
The inspiration for the ceremony was the artistic installation by the American sculptor and researcher Rachel Stevens which consists of 75 glass replicas of a synagogue key. This installation gave the name to the exhibition “A Key to the City”, which presented three ways of discovering and understanding the Jewish heritage of Lviv.
The ceremony “A Key to the City: Reclaiming the Memory of the Past” will launch the commemorative events for the 75th anniversary of the liquidation of the Ghetto and the Janowska Concentration Camp in Lviv, which will take place on 2 September 2018. These events will be held in different locations of the city, and they are part of the one-year program “Lwów, לעמבערג , Львів, Lemberg’43: The City that Did (not) Survive”.
Photo exhibit of former synagogues in Lithuania, by Richard Schofield.
The event is organized by the International Centre for Litvak Photography and the Lithuanian Jewish Community and has been created to commemorate this year’s European Day of Jewish Culture in Europe as well as to mark the publication of Richard’s e-book on the subject.
A gala concert to mark the 130th anniversary of the synagogue at Frankel Leo street, an active synagogue with a congregation focusing on young families.
Remembering Across the Iron Curtain in the Cold War Era. The Emergence of Holocaust Memory
A Joint Conference of the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York and the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences.
The Cold War influenced how people, societies and states dealt with and understood the Holocaust and its aftereffects. Yet historiography tends to neglect the role the block confrontation played in shaping scholarship, trials, and memory in Western Europe, the US and Israel. At the same time ideological and political manipulations of collective memory are highlighted and at times overestimated in treatments of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. Rarely can we see discussions of Holocaust memory that look at both East and West. Foregrounding the essential role of the Cold War, this international workshop asks how it affected research, legal proceedings and collective and individual memories.
The conference will be held at the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past, University of York
Conference organized by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage and University of Birmingham, England.
International conference on medieval Jewish experience in Normandy and England, linked to the restoration of the so-called Maison Sublime in Rouen, and the current major exhibition in Rouen on Jewish life in the middle ages.
The first day of the 2-day conference takes place in Paris; the second day in Rouen