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Poland: Crowdfunding to help stonemason who created Holocaust memorials, whose workshop was demolished by vandals who left antisemitic graffiti

On the night of June 15-16, someone apparently using a bulldozer demolished the workshop of Krzysztof Kolibski, a stonemason from the town of Wąwolnica, Poland, who — among other things — had fashioned the Holocaust memorials erected in recent years … continue reading →

Poland: Jewish cemetery in Tarnów rededicated after extensive restoration; new wall, facilities, smartphone app

The historic Jewish cemetery in Tarnów, southern Poland, has been ceremoniously rededicated and reopened after a two-year, fullscale renovation that saw the restoration and indexing of gravestones, repair and rebuilding of its wall, and the opening of a permanent exhibition … continue reading →

UK: London’s Bevis Marks synagogue receives nearly £2.8 million National Heritage Lottery grant for restoration work & conservation of collections

The historic Bevis Marks synagogue in London — Britain’s oldest — has received a nearly £2.8 million grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund for “vital restoration work and conservation for its collections” so that they can be displayed in … continue reading →