UK: Historic England publishes Report on Anglo-Jewish cemeteries; follows on after earlier Report published in 2016 (Both are available online.)
Britain’s Historic England has published a major report on Jewish cemeteries in England, available online in PDF form — Historic England 2019 Anglo-Jewish Burial Grounds: The Post Resettlement Period. The
We’ve launched a new social media branch of JHE — a Jewish Heritage Europe Facebook group. The group complements our JHE Facebook page (which has more than 8,700 followers) and
From August 5 to 19, 2019, nearly 30 volunteers from the US-based Bialystok Cemetery Restoration Project (BCRP) worked on the Bagnowka Jewish Cemetery in Białystok, Poland, joined by local Polish
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While working in the archives of the Alpes-Maritimes in Nice, France, sorting Holocaust-era documents related to a 20th century politician in Vichy France, American historian Robert Levitt ran across a letter that gripped his attention like no other. It was a letter from a man about to be deported by the Gestapo because they were convinced he was Jewish, when in actuality he was not. In this personal essay Levitt writes how this letter changed the way he thought about Nice and led to his continuing study of the long and tumultuous history of Jews in the city, from medieval times to the present.