Jewish Heritage Europe

Nominations are open for the WMF Watch List

Nominations are open for the 2020 World Monuments Fund Watch  list of endangered heritage sites — a recognized way of drawing attention to projects aimed at saving the sites. The 2020 World Monuments Watch will include 25 sites from around … continue reading →

Serbia: Jewish cemetery in Novi Pazar under restoration

The ruined and long-abandoned Jewish cemetery in Novi Pazar, Serbia is under restoration sponsored by the city, and work should be finished this spring, according to local media. The work is being overseen by the city’s public utilities service. An … continue reading →

REDISCOVERing “concealed” Jewish heritage in the Danube Region: a 3-year, EU-funded tourism & education project in 8 countries

Nine mid-sized cities in Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina are taking part in an EU-funded, trans-border tourism and educational project under the title “Rediscover, expose and exploit the concealed Jewish heritage of the Danube Region.” The … continue reading →

Lithuania: Downloadable (free) Jewish heritage travel guide(s) to Lithuania

Planning a Jewish heritage trip to Lithuania? We’d like to draw your attention to a new, 50-page travel guide to Jewish Lithuania, published by the state tourism authority, that is available for free in print form at tourism offices but … continue reading →

Lithuania: Synagogue in Pušalotas and former Vilna Ghetto Library building put under state protection

The early 20th century synagogue in the town of  Pušalotas and the building that housed the library and other Jewish institutions in the WW2 Vilnius ghetto are among four heritage sites newly placed under state protection by Lithuania’s Ministry of Culture. … continue reading →