Exhibition on Ładoś group to open in Basel. Exhibition on Ładoś group, a group of Polish diplomats who rescued Jews during WWII, will open in the Jewish Museum in Basel

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The exhibition is titled “Passports, Profiteers, Police: A Swiss War Secret”. It will open on November 29.

The Ładoś Group participated in forging passports of Latin American countries, which were then given to some eight to ten thousand Jews during World War II. Although Switzerland did not allow foreign Embassies to use radio stations, the group used diplomatic codes to broadcast illegally, thus keeping the free world informed about the ongoing Holocaust.

Headed by Aleksander Ładoś, Poland’s […]

2019-11-27T03:01:51+00:00November 27th, 2019|Events, Life in Poland|

Polish Jews Learning Hebrew in room next to the kosher kitchen at Ulica Twarda 6 in Warsaw. Bottom-top: Zenon Stowik (8), Gerard Frukowski (11), and unknown adult. December 1978.

2019-11-22T14:53:57+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish Jews 2014 Jerzy Kichler, 66, at the White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw. Kichler was both president of Wroclaw’s Jewish Community and President of the Union of Religious Jewish Communities in Poland and was involved in the renovation of the synagogue. June 2014.

2019-11-13T02:20:17+00:00November 8th, 2019|Life in Poland, Photo Fridays with Chuck Fishman|

Polish students clean up local Jewish cemetery in Zalewo Activists take care of site in north of country, which was home two some dozen Jewish families before World War II

WARSAW, Poland — Students of a school in northern Poland cleaned up the local Jewish cemetery and learned to read the Hebrew inscriptions on the gravestones.

The students in Zalewo were joined in the task by their teachers and a priest.

Before World War II, the town of Zalewo was located in Germany. A dozen or so Jewish families lived there. During the war the town was almost completely destroyed. A Jewish cemetery with some tombstones survived. Today, some 3,000 people live […]

2019-11-01T20:10:16+00:00November 1st, 2019|Life in Poland, News and Culture|