Jewish Heritage Europe

Jiří Fiedler: RIP

    The horrible news that Jiří Fielder, a true mensch and one of the pioneers of Jewish heritage research in the Czech Republic, was murdered along with his wife in their Prague home has left us shocked, angry and utterly … continue reading →

Subotica synagogue shortlisted for Europa Nostra’s “7 Most Endangered” List

Despite recently intensified restoration efforts spearheaded by the World Monuments Fund, Europa Nostra has placed the 1902 Art Nouveau synagogue in Subotica, Serbia shortlisted for its 2014 “Seven Most Endangered” program. Designed by the Budapest-based architects Marcel Komor and Dezso Jakab, who … continue reading →

Restored Čkyně synagogue vying for Czech monuments restoration prize

  The restored synagogue in the town of Čkyně in southern Bohemia is in the running for  the “Monument 2013”  national monuments restoration prize organized by the Association of Historical Settlements in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia (SHSČMS) in collaboration with the Ministry for Regional … continue reading →

17th century synagogue in Tykocin, Poland (now a museum) may soon be refurbished

  The 17th century synagogue in the village of Tykocin, in northeast Poland, was one of the few former synagogue buildings in Poland to be restored after the Holocaust for a cultural use that retained a cultural, if not religious, … continue reading →