Jewish Heritage Europe

Braşov, Romania — the orthodox shul (crosspost)

Julie Dawson has been investigating the archives in Braşov, Romania as part of her a survey of Jewish material in archives in Romania — and she has turned up fascinating material, including Lipot Baumhorn’s blueprints of the large and elaborate Neolog synagogue that … continue reading →

Polish Holocaust Historian Robert Kuwałek RIP

We are sad to report news of the premature and sudden death of Robert Kuwałek, one of Poland’s foremost historians of the Holocaust and Jewish heritage in southeastern Poland and what is now western Ukraine. Kuwałek, 47, died while he … continue reading →

Rede de Judiarias in Portugal Expands to Another Eight towns

The Rede de Judiarias, or Network of Jewish Quarters, in Portugal has expanded to include eight more towns — Covilhã, Fundão, Torre de Moncorvo, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Mêda, Idanha-a-Nova, Seia and Almeida, according to local media. In Almeida, the … continue reading →