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Catholic University of Lublin fails to discipline professor over ritual murder claim

The Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) failed to take disciplinary action against a priest-professor who claimed that Jews have carried out ritual murder against Christians, on the grounds that this is "part of a still unsettled academic discussion."

Local politician in Poland makes antisemitic joke at council meeting

A local politician in Poland used language that critics said was antisemitic...

Oldest surviving “Righteous Among Nations,” who saved Jewish boy, dies age 101

The oldest surviving person to bear the title of Righteous Among the Nations, Anna Kozminska, died at the age of 101. May her memory be a blessing.

Archives uncover forgotten names of Auschwitz inmates

Ewa Bazan, an archivist at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, compares her work on newly accessible records to piecing together a “puzzle” that is revealing new names and stories of the Nazi death camp’s inmates.

New Holocaust memorial in Gorlice is shaped like a Star of David; uses rescued matzevot — with translation of their epitaphs

A prominent new Holocaust memorial in Gorlice, in southern Poland, is a pavilion-like building shaped like a Star of David that conserves numerous matzevot and fragments discovered at the site of a former Hasidic bet midrash in the city that was razed in 2016.

Polish online gift shop removes “Burn a Big Jew” candle following protest

An online gift shop in Poland abruptly removed from sale a wax candle version of the so-called “lucky Jew” figurines — antisemitic caricatures of orthodox Jews grasping coins — that are found in homes across the country.

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