April 14, 2004 9:00am
After years of negotiations, work on the Balkans’ first Holocaust Museum could begin shortly in the former Jewish quarter in Macedonia’s capital city, Skopje.
February 11, 2004 10:00am
A controversial project to reconstruct Vilnius´ famed Jewish quarter is opposed by some members of the Jewish community, who say the money could be better spent helping poor Lithuanian Jews.
March 23, 2003 10:00am
Macedonia’s Jews hope to harness a sweeping government restitution plan to fund a Holocaust memorial center for the Balkan countries whose Jewish populations were decimated during World War II. The restitution money may also support the tiny remaini
March 11, 2003 10:00am
In a tobacco factory in Skopje, Macedonia, a small group somberly gathered to recall the day exactly 60 years ago that almost the entire Jewish population of the country was rounded up to be sent to Treblinka. Macedonia’s present-day Jewish communit
October 20, 2002 9:00am
For years, Prague’s Bejt Praha liberal Jewish community felt isolated from the official Orthodox community. But now, Bejt Praha is set to become affiliated with the Orthodox establishment.
August 7, 2002 9:00am
The Slovak Jewish community is increasingly skeptical that it will reach an agreement with the government on compensation for property seized by the Nazis before next month’s general elections.
June 12, 2002 9:00am
The Slovak government expects to finalize its proposal soon for compensation of Jewish property seized by the Nazis.
May 9, 2002 9:00am
A program in Prague gives American students the opportunity to examine the history and culture of Central and Eastern European Jewry.
July 15, 2001 9:00am
PRAGUE, July 15 (JTA) — Karlovy Vary’s new rabbi has a lot of catching up to do. The Jewish community in the western Bohemian spa town Samuel Abramson joins this month has had no clear guidance for more than 60 years. Now Abramson is hoping that he’ll be able to use the approaching High Holidays…
July 10, 2001 9:00am
PRAGUE, July 10 (JTA) — A chance meeting 13 years ago changed the course of Rabbi Samuel Abramson’s life. Now he’s hoping to bring change and a new sense of spirituality to a Czech town’s entire Jewish community. Abramson has just joined the picturesque spa town of Karlovy Vary as its first rabbi in 60…