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Poland, Twenty-Five Years Later

05/10/2016 - 13:09
Special To The Jewish Week

On a recent Shabbat afternoon in Warsaw, I walked through the shadows of a Jewish horror show: first, remnant slivers of the wall of the Warsaw Ghetto in someone else’s apartment courtyard; then the site where once stood the majestic Great Synagogue the Nazis destroyed after they suppressed the Ghetto Uprising; next, the outline of the bridge that connected the larger and smaller sections of the ghetto; on to an imposing memorial listing 448 Jewish first names at the Umschlagplatz, from where Warsaw’s Jews were transported on a one-way journey to Treblinka; and, finally, a mass-grave memorial to the victims, adjacent to a huge Jewish cemetery where pre-Shoah giants of Jewish history lie.

Noam E. Marans

In Warsaw, A Show Of Support For Israel By Polish Christians

01/26/2016 - 18:28
Staff Writer

In Warsaw, “march” came in January. A march in support of Israel, that is.

On a sunny, cold day, several hundred Poles, most of them Christians, made a nearly two-mile trek through the streets of the capital earlier this month to show their support for Israel during what the organizers called the current “third intifada.”

Photos By Baruck Kulig

Large Jewish Cemetery In Warsaw Is Vandalized

02/01/2015 - 19:00

Warsaw, Poland — The fence of a Jewish cemetery in Warsaw considered to be one of the largest in Europe was defaced.

My Five Must-See Destinations For 2014

01/07/2014 - 19:00
Travel Writer

Some years, given a world full of tempting travel choices, I have a tough time honing in on the top five or so destinations. Not this year. 2014 looks to be an exciting year of Jewish rebirth and rediscovery for places as far afield as Latvia, Jamaica and Poland. Meanwhile, as Jewish life continues to coalesce and flourish in the big New World cities, L.A. and Sao Paulo offer some clear advantages this year. These are the places I’m most excited to explore in 2014 – and here’s why:

As an upcoming European Capital of Culture, Riga is a choice travel destination this year. Photo courtesy Riga City Council

Turning A New Page In Poland’s Jewish History

Major Warsaw museum, opening April 19, has attracted support from non-Jewish Poles and Polish-born Holocaust survivors.

04/16/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Warsaw — Nine months before the start of World War II, a Jewish friend of Jerzy Prezdziecki wrote in a poem that “our friendship will never change to smoke.”

A replica of a 17th-Century synagogue in the museum. Photo courtesy Warsaw’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews
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