Poland’s richest person, Jan Kulczyk, has donated about $6 million to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. More ▸
By Ben Harris
The Koret Foundation announced a $3 million gift to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. More ▸
Polish police are investigating the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Poland. More ▸
The Polish Senate has posthumously honored World War II hero Jan Karski for his work in revealing details of the Nazi genocide taking place in Poland More ▸
By Marcy Oster
Seventeen Polish Jews graduated from a seminar certifying them as kashrut supervisors to meet the increasing demand for kosher food in Poland. More ▸
Jewish and historical groups in Poland have called for a day to be devoted to Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust. More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
…and they were better at it too.
So Kanye West’s opened his mouth. Again.
The successful yet controversial rapper said this weekend that people look at him like he’s Hitler. That’s right.
While the honorable Mr. West enjoys being so innovative and cutting edge, he would be disappointed to find out that the whole Hitler comparison thing has been happening since the early days of the Nazi rise to power.
The difference? The other comparisons were funny.
Now I’m not saying that every Hitler comparison should be funny, it shouldn’t. But for Godwin’s sake Kanye, stop being such an egotistical douche.
So for future reference, if you ever want to compare yourself to Adolf Hitler, you should at least attempt to do it like this: More ▸
Eastern European summer programs in Jewish studies reflect the remarkable resurgence of Jewish learning in Eastern Europe since the fall of communism, going some way toward repairing the damage wrought by the Holocaust. More ▸
By Dan Klein
A Nazi-looted painting depicting Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto was returned to Poland. More ▸
In Oswiecim, which has lived in the shadow of death as the place where Auschwitz was located, a new generation of leaders is trying to bolster the town in southern Poland as a vital local community while reaching out to connect with the camp rather than disassociate from it. More ▸