Jewish Heritage Europe

Poland notes: synagogue to become museum; cemetery tour/clean-up; Jewish school razed

    Lots continues to go on regarding Jewish heritage in Poland. Here are a few examples of recent news we find particularly interesting — we urge you to visit the News pages of Virtual Shtetl to find out other … continue reading →

Poland: Major restoration set for historic Szydłów synagogue

    The fortress-like synagogue in the small town of Szydłów, in southern Poland, will undergo extensive restoration as part of a nearly 10 million zloty (€2.3 million) development project for the town, which is sometimes called the “Polish Carcassonne” … continue reading →

Italy to fund conservation of the villa Torlonia Jewish catacombs in Rome

    The Italian Culture Ministry has allocated nearly €1.5 million toward conservation and restoration of the ancient Roman-era Jewish catacombs at villa Torlonia, which date from the 2nd to the 5th centuries CE. The Ministry allocated €1,440,000 for the … continue reading →