Jewish Heritage Europe

New memorials in Tallinn and Gdansk commemorate destroyed synagogues by showing what they looked like

Memorials dedicated in Tallinn, Estonia in January and Gdansk, Poland in October add to the ever-growing number of public monuments that commemorate destroyed synagogues by — in some way — replicating or recalling the way they looked. The  memorial to … continue reading →

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe — Applications for Spring Grant Round Are Now Open

The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is now accepting applications for the Spring grant round in all of its grants programs. The Foundation welcomes applications from any organization or institution active in Europe (including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus), where activities … continue reading →

Slovakia: With new official brochure, Jewish Heritage is now fully integrated into Bratislava’s official tourism and cultural promotion

The Jewish heritage of the Slovak capital, Bratislava, has been fully integrated into the city’s tourist and cultural product, with a new brochure and official web pages that complement a series of linked web sites and other online resources prepared … continue reading →

Jewish gravestones as paving….in one of Prague’s toniest pedestrian promenades

A heavily-trafficked pedestrian promenade in downtown Prague is (at least partially) paved with cobblestones cut from Jewish gravestones. The cobbles were used to construct the pedestrian promenade along Na Příkopě street, at one end of Wenceslas Square. It opened in … continue reading →

Our new Have Your Say essay: Prof. Marcin Wodziński — winner of a National Jewish Book Award — on “atlassing” Hasidic heritage

The timing of our new Have Your Say essay is special. Prof. Marcin Wodziński of  the University of Wrocław, Poland just won the 2018 National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship for his volume Historical Atlas of Hasidism. The awards were … continue reading →