When more than 200 survivors gathered last year at the former Nazi extermination camp of Auschwitz to commemorate the 75th anniversary of its liberation, it struck Jonathan Ornstein that there were three days each year to remember Nazi victims but no day to celebrate the lives of Holocaust survivors.
Many of the works are crude, both physically and in subject matter.
On a recent trip to Berlin and Krakow, I ignored my mother’s warnings and proudly wore my yarmulke.
A double room at Hotel Polin costs $45 per night including breakfast. The hotel also offers shuttles to the historically Jewish Kazimierz district.
KRAKOW, Poland — Michal Zielinski, a 47-year-old from this city, grew up unaware of his Jewish roots. Thirty years after discovering that h…
KRAKOW, Poland The JCC of Krakow has received a $500,000 grant from the New York City-based Eric and Erica Schwartz Family Foundation, the largest single grant awarded to a Polish Jewish organization in the last 20 years, The funds will support the creation of an Early Childhood Center at JCC Krakow located in…
WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Hundreds marched through the streets of Krakow to commemorate the centuries-old Jewish presence in the city in an event organized by local Christian organizations. Marchers waved Polish and Israeli flags at the “memory march” held Sunday. Among those on hand was the Krakow bishop, Grzegorz Rys. The aim of the march…
Experience the cultural treasures of Lithuania and Poland as you glimpse your own heritage on this enlightening journey with the Forward and YIVO.
Steven Spielberg hopes the Auschwitz anniversary would be a warning for future generations, in light of the rising tide of intolerance against Jews.
As Annette Insdorf writes about film in Poland and Israel, she finds herself tracing the continuities, as well as the tensions, of Jewish identity.