Jewish Heritage Europe

“A city built of tombstones” runs a compelling article by Kate Samuelson about the city of Brest, Belarus and  the extent to which Jewish tombstones were used in post-war construction there. We posted about this situation in June. Some 450 matzevot were recently discovered during construction of … continue reading →

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens

There has been exhaustive coverage in the Polish and international media on the grand opening Oct. 28 of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. The opening — at a ceremony presided over by the Polish and Israeli presidents amid several days … continue reading →

Comprehensive story on Bródno cemetery matzevot in Warsaw

Maja Czarnecka of AFP has written a comprehensive feature story on returning to Warsaw’s Bródno Jewish cemetery hundreds of matzevot and fragments that had been used in construction.  “Poland regained its independence 24 years ago. Today we can speak freely, … continue reading →

Lublin: Transfer of Yiddish wall painting to conserve it

Virtual Shtetl has been reporting on the discovery, conservation and painstaking transfer of a Yiddish wall painting — apparently a shop advertisement or sign — in Lublin. The sign was discovered in May at a house at 4 Cyrulicza St. in Lublin. It was decided … continue reading →

Europa Nostra team visits Synagogue in Subotica, Serbia

  A team of experts organized by Europa Nostra paid a visit last week to the synagogue in Subotica (Szabadka), Serbia — an art nouveau masterpiece dating from 1902 that Europa Nostra has put on its 2014 list of seven most endangered … continue reading →