Jewish Heritage Europe News

(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 →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-27
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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 →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-25
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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 →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-24
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Ecco il sommario in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!    Polonia: un nuovo video su un itinerario dedicato alle mezuzah a Cracovia si focalizza sulle tracce ancora visibili dove queste ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-22
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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 →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-19
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The project to restore the “Old Synagogue” in Bad Laasphe, Germany and create there a place of remembrance and encounter will be moving forward thanks to a recent grant from the Federal Government of just over €378,000. The grant of €378,419 was ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-18
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Ecco il sommario in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!    Quest’anno la Giornata Europea della Cultura Ebraica avrà come tema la “Memoria”, e avrà un finanziamento UE. Annunciati inoltre un ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-15
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The annual European Day(s) of Jewish Culture will kick off on September 3 — and the overall theme this year is “Memory.” While the EDJC started off in 1999 as a one-day initiative, this year’s events under the EDJC umbrella ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-13
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The Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe is now accepting applications for its Spring 2023 grant round — including some new funding opportunities that should interest our readers. The new European Jewish Heritage grant programme is open to applications from a wide ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-12
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(JHE) — A Belarus-born artist who escaped to Poland from Ukraine has created a spectacular mural made from thousands of fragments of mirrors  that extends across the outside of the wall of the Jewish cemetery in Kalisz.  Titled “Source,” the ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-09
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Ecco il sommario in italiano delle nostre notizie dal mondo dei beni culturali ebraici in Europa — Buona lettura!    Ucraina: scoperte entusiasmanti, tra cui il motivo delle Tre Lepri sulle lapidi, mentre studenti di scuole superiori fanno ricerche nel ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-08
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(JHE) — Some exciting discoveries have been made recently in Jewish cemeteries in western Ukraine — including by local high school students carrying out research in the Jewish cemetery in Horodok who revealed a matzevah bearing the rare “Three Hares” ... continue reading →... Read more
Published on: 2023-01-06
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