Jewish Heritage Europe

Germany: 18 Medieval Jewish gravestones have been discovered in Mainz. They were used in construction along the Rhine, 500 years or more ago

Eighteen medieval Jewish gravestones have been discovered during construction work in the old town of Mainz. They were built into a wall  along the Rhine river following 15th century pogroms that saw the expulsion of Jews from the city and … continue reading →

JHE Photo Essay: For Holocaust Remembrance Day and Tu B’Shevat — Trees and the Tree of Life

(JHE) — January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, is marked in many countries as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an occasion for commemorative ceremonies, educational programs, and other initiatives. Monuments and memorials are also … continue reading →

Croatia: Tahara House (Ceremonial Hall) of the Jewish cemetery in Rijeka has undergone restoration. Built in 1904, it was also focus of an exhibition on its architecture & history

(JHE) — A three-year project to renovate and partially reconstruct the tahara house, or ceremonial hall, of the monumental Jewish cemetery in Rijeka has been completed. The building will be used as a cultural space to host events and initiatives … continue reading →