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  • Polish institute stops investigation into WWII murder of 70 Jews

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – The Institute of National Remembrance in Bialystok has discontinued the investigation into the 1941 murders of at least 70 Jewish citizens in a Polish town. Prosecutors have not identified and additional perpetrators besides the two Polish men already sentenced for the killings in Wasosz, in northeastern Poland, shortly after World War II. According…

  • Warsaw ceremony remembers Jews forced out of Poland in ’68

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A ceremony at a Warsaw train station commemorated the 20,000 Jews who were forced out of Poland because of the  anti-Semitic campaign of March 1968. Golda Tencer, director of the Jewish Theatre in Warsaw, who organized Tuesday’s event at the Gdansk Station, said at the ceremony that the crisis in 1968…

  • Construction crew unearths bones at site of former Nazi camp

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) – A construction crew unearthed bones at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp in Plaszow, near Krakow. The workers were repairing a decades-old gas pipeline on the property last week adjacent to the former funeral home of a Jewish cemetery on which the camp was established during World War II….

  • Polish town saves Jewish cemetery from developers

    WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A town in central Poland will protect a Jewish cemetery from being developed into a residential complex with underground parking. The City Council of Grodzisk Mazowiecki has leased the land to the Jewish cemetery within its historic boundaries from developer Futura G.M., preventing the company from building a residential complex on the land….

  • Poland to reevaluate state honor to Jewish historian

    The office of President Andrzej Duda confirmed its request to reconsider the national honor, which was given in 1996 to Prof. Jan Gross, who wrote the controversial 2001 book “Neighbors,” about a 1941 pogrom against Jews in the town of Jedwabne.

  • Bill would sue for use of term ‘Polish death camps’

    International media outlets frequently use the term “Polish death camp,” or “Polish concentration camp” to describe German Nazi concentration and death camps located in Poland.

  • Polish president honors 17 Warsaw Jewish theater actors

    President Andrzej Duda conferred the honors on 17 actors at a ceremony that took place at the Jewish Theatre on Jan. 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • On Holocaust Remembrance Day, former prisoners mark liberation at Auschwitz

    At a ceremony at the European Parliament to mark the day, the parliament’s president said “it hurts that in today’s Europe Jews again live in fear.”

  • Auschwitz ceremony marking 71st anniversary of liberation

    The commemoration will especially note survivors “who, despite enormous trauma, attempted to return to normal life.”

  • Polish town unveils Holocaust monument to murdered Jewish residents

    Jews accounted for about one-third of the population of Suwalki before they were deported by the Nazis.