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Great Synagogue in Grodno seriously damaged in fire

     The gutted prayer room. Photo: © Federation of Jewish Communities in the CIS   The Great Synagogue in Grodno, Belarus was seriously damaged in a fire November 27 sparked by a faulty electric circuit, the Federation of Jewish … continue reading →

Oldest matzeva in Oswięcim has been restored

  The surviving fragment of the oldest gravestone found in the Jewish cemetery in Oswięcim, the town where the Auschwitz death camp is located, has been cleaned and preserved by Margrit Borman, a conservator at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial, writes Tomasz … continue reading →

New frescoes discovered in Bobowa, Poland synagogue

Polychrome frescoes have been discovered in the historic synagogue in Bobowa, Poland, during restoration being carried out this autumn. Restoration work on the discovered paintings will continue into next spring. The discovery was reported in Virtual Shtetl, citing a report … continue reading →