A March of Remembrance commemorating the victims of the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was held in central Warsaw on Monday.
The first movie to feature sound, The Jazz Singer has now been turned into a new musical, directed by Wojciech Kościelniak with original libretto and score by Mariusz Obijalski.
The 16th Jewish Culture Festival - Singer's Warsaw, will feature concerts and events associated with the literature, history and traditions of Jews. It will also present a number of theatrical performances, festival spokesperson Edyta Bach told PAP.
Photographs of pre-war Węgrów show lost world and set the backdrop to a remarkable story of survival.
A March of Remembrance and Prayer, as well as lectures, film screenings, exhibitions and meetings with authors are part of the program that will mark the 73rd anniversary of the Kielce pogrom, which took place on July 4, 1946, in the south-central Polish city.
According to a survivor who during WWII spent time in five concentration camps including Fort III in Pomiechówek just north of Warsaw: “The torture site in Pomiechówek was the worst in every respect.”
During WWII the synagogue was destroyed by Hitler’s marauding troops. The chandelier was discovered during an archaeological dig in 2004 on the former site.
The fate of Greek Jews deported by Germans to the Auschwitz Nazi German death camp during WWII is presented through the stories of concrete people at a new temporary exhibition at the Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in southern Poland.
A plaque commemorating Poles who saved Jews from the Holocaust was unveiled in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin on Sunday in the southern Polish town of Kozłów.
Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, daffodils have become synonymous with the beginning of spring. But in Poland, they have yet another meaning - the commemoration of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.