Dedication of a memorial at the Jewish cemetery in the village. It is composed of broken gravestones whose fragments have been partially fitted together to form (in part) their stones.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the destruction of the Great Synagogue in Oswiecim, a memorial park will be dedicated on its site.
The site was long an empty lot, with in recent years signage describing the site.
The park is a project of the Auschwitz Jewish Center and has been supported by the town of Oświęcim as well as institutional and private donors from Poland and elsewhere.
Archaeological excavations in 2004 discovered candlesticks from the synagogue as well as the Eternal Light – Ner Tamid.
The memorial will include a replica of the candelabra (the original is displayed in the AJC’s museum) as well as a structure containing historic photographs of the synagogue.
WEBINAR via ZOOM
Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in discussion with Zygmunt Stępiński, the Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.
The conversation will include a 45-minute discussion, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session where you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.
The 17th annual Singer’s Warsaw festival — many on-site and online events are on the program, including concerts, lectures, guided tours, theatrical performances, and more.
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The event is sponsored by the Cultural Heritage Foundation and Jews of Otwock FB page and will take place as part of a project financed by the National Heritage Institute’s program “Together for Heritage”.
The meeting will start at 11.oo with an introduction about the history of the place.
The organizers provide tools and gloves. Men are asked to cover their heads
Please register your participation at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the cemetery from the sztetl.org website:
“The cemetery of the Jewish commune in Otwock was established at the beginning of the 20th century, south of Otwock, within the present administrative boundaries of Karczew, between Andriollego Street and Czerwona Droga Street. The easiest way to get to the cemetery from the side of Karczew is through Czerwona Droga Street. the forest on the right side you can see a wooden chapel, the cemetery is on the left side, about 200 m further. You can also reach the cemetery from Otwock, turning right from Andriolego Street into Hrabiego Street or directly into Czerwona Droga Street.
In the interwar period, mainly people who died in hospitals and sanatoriums in Otwock were buried in the cemetery.
Volunteer Jewish cemetery clean-up — clearing vegetation at the Jewish cemetery in Radomsko.
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