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January 27, 2023: International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Shoah memorials that name names, and personalize those who were murdered

(JHE) — January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, is marked in many countries as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is an occasion for commemorative ceremonies, educational programs, and other initiatives. Monuments and memorials are also … continue reading →

Poland: Remants of a pre-WW2 Mikvah have been discovered in Oświęcim, the town in southern Poland where the Nazis built the Auschwitz death camp

Remnants of a pre-WW2 mikvah believed to date back to the 18th century have been found during the construction of a parking lot in Oświęcim, the town in southern Poland where the Nazis built the Auschwitz death camp. The discovery … continue reading →

Job Opportunity: Professor of Jewish Art, Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies

We are pleased to share this Job Opportunity: Professor of Jewish Art, Heidelberg Center for Jewish Studies Position starting October 1, 2023 Submission deadline: March 31, 2023 The successful candidate will be tasked with representing the entire spectrum of Jewish Art … continue reading →

Poland: New video about a Mezuzah Trail in Krakow that focuses attention on the still visible traces where mezuzahs were affixed before WW2

A tour guide in Krakow who specializes in Jewish history and culture has been tracing the sites on doorposts in the city where mezuzahs were once affixed and has developed a “mezuzah trail” of about 50 of these places to … continue reading →