Germans carried out mass executions at the cemetery during the war.
A Polish university will award an honorary doctorate to philanthropist Tad Taube, and thereby reinvigorate the Polish-Jewish relationship.
TRNAVA, Slovakia Growing up, Robert Sajtlava remembers playing near what used to be his native city’s Orthodox Synagogue.
Law and Justice Party lawmaker Arkadiusz Mularczyk said those responsible for their removal should be held criminally liable.
Jersey City Mayor Fulop has asserted that the city is not removing the monument completely, rather putting it in storage until construction is done.
Poles came to widely recognize Auschwitz-Birkenau as the most tragic symbol of Jewish suffering in the Nazi genocide.
On a warm and cloudless spring day, Warsaw residents and Jews from abroad today remembered the ghetto uprising that began on this day in 1943. One in three or four people you passed on the streets in the center of the city seemed to be wearing the yellow paper daffodils being handed out by young women and girls at metro stations and bus stops, daffodils marked with the words “Warsaw ghetto uprising” and the date it began. A siren sounded all over the city at noon, and when it ended an impressive official ceremony began in front of the iconic statue of the ghetto fighters by Nathan Rapoport erected in 1948. The president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, spoke, as did the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, and Ronald Lauder, the president of the World Jewish Congress. An unofficial ceremony two hours later at Mila 18, the site of the bunker in which some of the leaders of the uprising had been cornered and killed by Nazi troops, a ceremony organized by Jewish visitors from the US and Canada provided a sharp counterpoint to the claims heard in President Duda’s speech.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Polish-Jewish committee that almost bestowed this honor
The law, which bans blaming Poles or Poland for being complicit in Nazi crimes, wasn’t intended to block testimonies of survivors, the president said.
They drew Seders like we Jews have had for thousands of years, but with one crucial difference: none of these children lived past age fourteen.