Launch of the book “In the Footsteps of Jewish Timisoara,” by Getta Neumann. The Romanian-language guide includes tourist trails, information on history and tradition, as well as about synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, personalities, and more.
The mayor of Timisoara, Romania, says he would like to restore the so-called Citadel Synagogue as part of plans to make the downtown street where it is located — Marasesti street — a pedestrian zone. According to local media, … continue reading →
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 →
January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, is marked in many countries as the international Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an occasion for commemorative ceremonies, educational programs, and other initiatives. Monuments and memorials are also dedicated. This year … continue reading →
Virtual Shtetl has posted the full text of the PhD thesis (University of Timisoara, Romania) by Florence Luxenberg-Eisenberg, focusing on the preservation and management of Holocaust memorial sites. (It also runs an interview with her, conducted by Krzysztof Bielawski). … continue reading →