Jewish Heritage Europe

Slovakia: Restoration of Bardejov Old Synagogue is complete!

  The years-long restoration of the Old Synagogue in Bardejov, Slovakia has been completed, bringing back to life the imposing synagogue that anchors the compound of ritual buildings known as the Jewish Suburbium, one of the few Jewish heritage sites … continue reading →

Ukraine: new ESJF survey/monitoring of Jewish cemeteries to begin

  The European Jewish Cemetery Initiative (ESJF) reports that it is about to begin a “vast system of surveys and monitoring” of Jewish burial sites in Ukraine. The survey, it says in a Facebook post, will entail an estimated 1,500-2,000 … continue reading →

Czech Republic: Cultural heritage preservation & Prague Jewish Museum

  An article by Misha Sidenberg, visual arts curator at the Jewish Museum in Prague, details what she calls “an unparalleled example of Jewish defiance against Nazi genocide and cultural plunder” — the rescue and preservation of Jewish cultural and … continue reading →