Through an astonishing act of memory and love for his former home, Mayer Kirshenblatt's canvases breathe life into the town of Opatów’s streets and offer glimpses into the daily lives of its Jewish residents.
The Jewish Historical Institute is now calling for the square to be renamed in honour of Rachel Auerbach, a member of the Oneg Shabbat group, a social activist who ran a people's kitchen in the Warsaw Ghetto, and documented the Holocaust.
VIDEO: Named The Rhapsody the documentary is billed as being is the astonishing story of composer Leo Spellman, a Polish Holocaust survivor who sets out on a riveting and emotional journey towards artistic liberation at the age of ninety-eight. The film features a musical masterpiece lost for more than fifty years; the revelation of a secret wartime diary; a harrowing tale of survival.’
Hailed as being ‘priceless’ and ‘unique’, the pictures were taken secretly in 1943 by Polish firefighter Zbigniew Leszek Grzywaczewski as he protected Warsaw from the ghetto flames.
During WWII, the site of the dig in what is now Warsaw’s Muranów district was the headquarters of the Jewish Combat Organisation, which was instrumental in organising and launching the ghetto uprising.
The international production tells the story of Irena Gut, a Polish nurse who hid twelve Jews under the nose of a Wehrmacht officer. Featuring a star-studded cast, the film will premier in cinemas next year.
Made famous by Agnieszka Holland’s film In Darkness, archaeologists in the city of Lwów also found the remains of personal belongings leading one to exclaim: “I immediately had the impression I had broken into someone's apartment."
Set a stone’s throw south-east of Warsaw, Otwock is an oversight that demands to be corrected.
A burial of Torah scrolls at the Lodz cemetery, central Poland, on Sunday, marked the beginning of observations commemorating the 77th anniversary of the liquidation of the World War II Litzmannstadt Ghetto in the city.
German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle on Thursday apologised for using the term "Polish ghettos" to describe World War II Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Poland, but refused to remove the offensive text "for the sake of transparency."
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