Jewish Heritage Europe

Anniversary of Anniversaries: Bicentennial of the Synagogue in Ingwiller, France

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 symbolic … continue reading →

Czech Republic: the Prague Jewish Museum reports a stark operational crisis due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and skyrocketing costs. Last year visitors were down around 80 percent from 2019

In its current Newsletter, the Prague Jewish Museum presents a stark summation of how the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine and associated economic and energy crisis have affected the Museum and its operation. With visitors in 2021 … continue reading →

Poland: Oshpitzin Jewish Museum in Oświęcim launches online digital catalogue of all of its holdings

The Oshpitzin Jewish Museum in Oświęcim, the town in southern Poland were the Nazis built the Auschwitz death camp, has launched a digital catalogue of its collection that makes information about its thousands of items available online.  The museum — … continue reading →

JHE Photo Essay: Weeping Willows (real and artistic) in Jewish cemeteries and commemoration

(JHE) — The weeping willow tree, with its drooping branches symbolizing grief, has been a common motif on gravestones — Jewish and non-Jewish alike — particularly from the 19th and early 20th centuries.  The sculptural Holocaust Memorialby Imre Varga in … continue reading →