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Austria honors Centropa’s Edward Serotta

Congratulations to Edward Serotta, founder and director of, who was awarded last week in Vienna with the Grand Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria. The Austrian Parliament’s President, Barbara Prammer, presented the medal at a ceremony … continue reading →

Agreement Expands Access to Jewish Records in Poland

Important news for family historians —  the Polish State Archives (PSA) and Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (JRI-Poland) have entered into a new multi-year agreement to expand access to Jewish records. JRI-Poland hosts a searchable online database of records from more … continue reading →

Razing of NYC synagogues resonates with fate of Warsaw’s “White Building”

This fascinating article in The Forward by Jenna Weissman Joselit about the destruction of synagogues in New York has many resonances with the debate over the future (or lack of future) of the Jewish community’s Twarda 6 “white building” in Warsaw, which we … continue reading →