Campaign in Poland to bring home Holocaust historian held by Hamas

Polish-born Israeli historian Alex Dancyg has dedicated his life to passing on the memory of the Holocaust. Now the 75-year-old is feared to be among the hostages Hamas in holding in Gaza.

Vatican holds beatification of Polish family of 9 killed for hiding Jews during the Shoah

The Ulmas were killed at home by German Nazi troops and by Nazi-controlled local police in the small hours of March 24, 1944, together with the eight Jews they were hiding at home.

Polish history lover searches for people from World War II ghetto pictures

Mr. Cezary, a history lover from Warsaw, recently bought at an online auction old photographs showing residents of the Piotrków Trybunalski Ghetto. Now, he is asking for help in identifying the depicted people.

Jewish culture festival opens in Warsaw

The annual event, which takes its name from Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, sees a more than weeklong feast of music concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, culinary workshops and more.

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.

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