Remains of 14th century synagogue found during building work in Wrocław

Thought to have been one of the largest in Central Europe, the temple’s remains were discovered in the city’s old town.

Jewish descendants memorialize community lost to Nazis in Polish town

In 1939, the town was home to about 6,500 Jews, comprising about 60% of its total population at the time. Almost all of them perished at the hands of the Nazi Germans in the Treblinka extermination camp.

Jewish cemetery in Katowice vandalised in antisemitic attack

Over a dozen 19th- and early 20th-century tombstones in the Jewish cemetery in the Polish city of Katowice were vandalised.

Polish Kindertransport memorial restored to its Gdansk city centre site

The Kindertransport monument in the Polish city of Gdansk, which had been in storage since 2019, has been restored to its former position in front of the central station.

Far-right Polish MP violently interrupts Holocaust scholar’s lecture at German institute in Warsaw

A lecture by Polish-Canadian Holocaust scholar Jan Grabowski at the German Historical Institute in Warsaw had to be interrupted after a far-right leader disrupted the event and reportedly told the institute’s director to “get out of Poland”.

World War II-era mass grave discovered in Lublin

Polish authorities have identified a World War II-era mass grave in Lublin and are checking to see whether they were Jewish Holocaust victims. Lublin was a major hub for Polish Jewry before the Holocaust, with about 40,000 Jews living there.

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