Auschwitz is a place where history, commemoration and, increasingly, mass tourism collide. And as the recent debacle over so-called ‘Auschwitz showers’ shows, the overlap of museum and memory doesn’t alway go smoothly.
The $100 million dollar facility will be open to the public, offering kosher-vegetarian options to a seafood-centric city.
Interest in Jewish culture is mushrooming in Poland, especially among non-Jews. In many ways, the much-heralded POLIN museum is just high-profile tip of a very big iceberg.
No Jews have lived in Nova Cerekev since the Holocaust. But driving into the nondescript little town 80 miles from Prague, you still can’t miss the synagogue.
Two very different events, hundreds of miles apart, demonstrated the wide range of ways in which the memory of Jews and the Holocaust are commemorated in Poland.
When Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grunberg tied the knot at the historic White Stork synagogue in this southwestern Polish city, they were determined that the occasion would be more than just a wedding.
After rejecting almost $1 million in government grants towards Holocaust commemorations, Hungary’s Jews have launched their own fundraising alliance.
A Hungarian Jewish startup has an avant-garde approach to making menorahs and dreidels. Next up: modernist mezuzas and Seder plates.
The Jewish history of Florence remains largely unknown to most Italians and tourists alike. Leaders want to change that, starting with its magnificent Moorish synagogue.