11:01 pm 12/17/19

Jewish residents of southern Poland to be commemorated

2020-02-11T17:59:55-05:00December 17th, 2019|Life in Poland, Tributes|

Original link: https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/jewish-residents-of-southern-poland-to-be-commemorated-9234

part of the project entitled People not Numbers, Jewish residents of Czarny Dunajec, southern Poland, and other localities who were murdered during WWII, will be commemorated with a monument inscribed with their names.

The initiative for the memorial came from Polish Olympic canoeist Dariusz Popiela, current European runner-up and Polish champion in his discipline, who works for the Sadecki Sztetl organisation which commemorates the legacy of Jews in the region.

Last year, Popiela was distinguished with the POLIN 2017 award [read more…]

12:28 am 09/12/19

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous honors non-Jewish Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust

2020-02-11T18:14:01-05:00September 12th, 2019|Life in Poland, Tributes|

Original link: https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/jewish-foundation-for-the-righteous-honors-non-jewish-poles-who-saved-jews-during-the-holocaust

(JTA) — A U.S. Jewish foundation honored Polish non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust at an event in Warsaw.

Some 30 rescuers in their 80s and 90s attended the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous ceremony Sunday at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jewry.

“These are heroic people of exceptional character who risked their lives and often the lives of their families to save Jews during the Holocaust,” said Stanlee Stahl, the foundation’s executive vice [read more…]

11:50 pm 09/09/19

Poles who saved Jews during Holocaust honored in Warsaw

2020-02-11T18:08:53-05:00September 9th, 2019|Life in Poland, Tributes|

Updated 9/8/2019 1:28 PM

WARSAW, Poland — A U.S.-based Jewish foundation honored Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, with U.S. and Israeli diplomats also paying their respects at the event Sunday in Warsaw to the elderly Poles who put [read more…]

1:31 pm 06/14/19

LODZ, ONCE HOME TO GHETTO, HOLDS JEWISH HERITAGE FESTIVAL

2019-06-14T13:34:27-04:00June 14th, 2019|Life in Poland, Tributes|

Lodz residents took part in the Festival of Tranquility, held during the Jewish holiday of Shavout, which honored the Jewish heritage of the city, a press release by Shavei Israel reported on Wednesday.

Pre-war Lodz was an important industrial city in which Germans, Jews, Poles and Russians lived side by side. This reality is honored by an annual September festival called “Festival of Four Cultures” and was depicted in the famous 1899 novel by Wladyslaw Reymont The Promised Land. Polish film director Andrzej Wajda made a [read more…]