JDC kindles Hanukkah light and festivities in cities and towns around the world

2019-12-24T05:07:37+00:00December 24th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

Original link: https://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/jns/jdc-kindles-hanukkah-light-and-festivities-in-cities-and-towns/article_444d62c7-c0b5-5e6a-a295-88239ad98f7d.html

Tens of thousands of people from Jewish communities worldwide will come together to celebrate Hanukkah at numerous events sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Center (JDC). From Moldova to Morocco, Jews from emerging, established and ancient communities will partake in concerts, cooking workshops, cultural performances and volunteer opportunities for the elderly and for those in need.

“There is perhaps no greater way to mark Hanukkah—and the ongoing resilience of the Jewish people in the […]

Pittsburgh Jews exploring partnership with Polish counterparts

2019-12-20T01:36:14+00:00December 20th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

Original Link: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/faith-religion/2019/12/15/Pittsburgh-Jews-exploring-partnership-Polish-counterparts/stories/201912120169

Growing up in communist-era Poland, Leslaw Piszewski had only vague hints about his background. As a young man, he pressed his father to tell him more.

Only then did he learn the full story that his father was Jewish, had survived the Holocaust in hiding and had been reluctant to reveal his identity even to his children in an era when communists had suppressed Judaism and had pressured many Jews to leave the country.

The revelations prompted Mr. Piszewski […]

Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather

2019-12-06T03:12:26+00:00November 28th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

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Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather

Children of Poles murdered by Nazis for helping Jews gather in town of Brok, call on govt. to remember their parents’ sacrifice.

Arutz Sheva Staff, כ”ח בחשון תש”פ, 11/26/2019

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Dozens of children and grandchildren Poles murdered by the Nazis during World War II on suspicion of concealing and assisting Jews during the Holocaust gathered in the town of […]

Polish prosecutors drop defamation case against Holocaust scholar

2019-11-28T06:26:51+00:00November 28th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

original link: http://www.timesofisrael.com/polish-prosecutors-drop-defamation-case-against-holocaust-scholar/

Holocaust survivor Edward Mossberg (left) with Polish president Andrzej Duda (center) and Israeli president Reuven Rivlin (right), at a ceremony with the March of the Living, at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp site in Poland, as Israel marked annual Holocaust Memorial Day, on April 12, 2018. (Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather Children of Poles murdered by Nazis for helping Jews gather in town of Brok, call on govt. to remember their parents’ sacrifice.

2019-12-02T22:15:43+00:00November 27th, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|

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Descendants of Poles killed for rescuing Jews gather

Children of Poles murdered by Nazis for helping Jews gather in town of Brok, call on govt. to remember their parents’ sacrifice.

Dozens of children and grandchildren Poles murdered by the Nazis during World War II on suspicion of concealing and assisting Jews during the Holocaust gathered in the town of Brok in eastern Poland for the first conference of its kind.

During the conference, the […]

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