March 14, 2016 6:25am
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…
March 10, 2016 6:55am
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…
March 1, 2016 5:26pm
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….
February 22, 2016 11:04am
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….
February 14, 2016 8:54am
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.
February 14, 2016 7:21am
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.
January 31, 2016 6:13am
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.
January 27, 2016 9:56am
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.”
January 24, 2016 10:34am
The commemoration will especially note survivors “who, despite enormous trauma, attempted to return to normal life.”
January 24, 2016 10:02am
Jews accounted for about one-third of the population of Suwalki before they were deported by the Nazis.
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