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Bulgaria: does ownership transfer mean glimmer of hope for historic synagogue in Samokov?

Bulgaria’s Jewish community has officially transferred ownership of the historic but long-derelict synagogue in Samokov, Bulgaria, to the Samokov municipality, raising hopes that the important building, originally built in the 1850s, might be restored for use as a cultural center. … continue reading →

Poland: New lapidarium memorial in Poznan; a reflection on the return of broken gravestones

By now, it is fairly common — at least in Poland, but also elsewhere — to use the recovered fragments of gravestones from destroyed Jewish cemeteries to create Holocaust memorials. (We wrote about the recovery of gravestones and fragments in … continue reading →