Jewish Heritage Europe

UK: Little-known painting of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, synagogue by LS Lowry sold at auction for £277,200

A long-unseen  painting of the former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, by the noted English artist L.S. Lowry has sold at auction for £277,200. Though clearly an accurate representation of the Merthyr Tydfil synagogue — which is currently being developed … continue reading →

Ukraine: Holocaust memorial at Drobytsky Yar near Kharkiv damaged by shelling

Russian artillery fire damaged a large Menorah sculpture that was part of the Drobytsky Yar Holocaust Memorial Park and Museum on the eastern outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukrainian officials and others reported. The memorial complex, opened in 2002, commemorates some 15,000 … continue reading →

Ukraine: War and Heritage (Updated)

The war launched by Russia in Ukraine a month ago has forced millions to flee from their homes and has seen towns and cities shelled and bombarded. Residential and commercial buildings as well as airports, industrial sites, and military installations … continue reading →

Anniversary of Anniversaries: 400 years since the imposition of the Ghetto in Pitigliano, the “Little Jerusalem” of southern Tuscany, Italy

The year 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of Jewish Heritage Europe, and we will be celebrating it throughout the year with special content. The theme of JHE’s 10th birthday celebrations is the “Anniversary of Anniversaries” — that is, using JHE’s own anniversary to feature other significant or … continue reading →