The February edition of the Jewish Heritage Europe monthly Newsletter is out. News, views, and insights on Jewish heritage issues published in JHE over the past few weeks. In this edition — items ...
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Each of these essays reflects personal involvement or analysis by scholars, experts, and hands-on Jewish heritage stakeholders.
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Poland: Zawiercie town assumes ownership of former synagogue, plans to restore the dilapidated building as a cultural center
The municipal authorities of the town of Zawiercie, in southern Poland, have taken over for free the ownership of the seriously dilapidated former synagogue building and the land on which
At the end of January, Tsvetan Tsenkov, the mayor of Vidin, Bulgaria, said in an interview with themayor.eu portal that the municipality is “clearing the last things” before moving forward
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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.