A new online book offers a detailed documentation of the historic (and only surviving) Jewish cemetery in Alytus, Lithuania, with a brief history of the Jewish community, a map of the cemetery, and photographs ...
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Lithuania: New online book documents Jewish cemetery in Alytus. All epitaphs photographed & translated
A new online book offers a detailed documentation of the historic (and only surviving) Jewish cemetery in Alytus, Lithuania, with a brief history of the Jewish community, a map of
“Synagogues Seeking Heaven” — Download pdf of JHE director’s book chapter on prolific synagogue architect Lipót Baumhorn
This year marks the 160th birthday of the prolific Hungarian synagogue architect Lipót Baumhorn (1860-19320). In honor of Baumhorn’s 160th, we are posting here a pdf of the chapter
The Covid-19 crisis has forced the cancellation of Europe’s most famous Jewish culture festival — the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland, which was to have celebrated this summer
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This year marks the 160th birthday of the Hungarian architect Lipot Baumhorn, the most prolific synagogue architect in pre-WW2 Europe. His life and work this year are a focus of the EU-funded Rediscover Jewish Heritage project, a network of nine cities in eight countries, cooperating on ways to reveal and promote their often hidden Jewish history. Earlier this year, representatives of three of the partner cities met in Timisoara, Romania – a city where Baumhorn was active. They made a rare visit to the so-called Fabric District Synagogue, designed by Baumhorn and built between 1897 and 1899. The Fabric today stands in dangerously dilapidated condition and is closed to the public, but it is still magnificent. In this Have Your Say members of the Rediscover group tell us what they saw.