None of Poland’s spectacular wooden synagogues survived the war. Now a team of experts and novices is bringing one of them back to life.
The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.
More than a million people visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland each year, where they’re led by specially trained tour guides charged with telling—and retelling—a story of unimaginable horror
But it’s so heavy!
After World War II, many Polish Jews abandoned their faith. Now their children are rediscovering the religion and culture that was hidden from them.
Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it
But alleged Mossad agent will be extradited
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Alleged Mossad agent may appeal Polish decision
Alleged Mossad agent could face German trial
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On Yom HaShoah, one woman’s story of tunneling from a Polish work camp
Plus Hitler the abortionist, the Sabbath Manifesto, and more
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The upcoming Turkish-Japanese-American War, and more
George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?
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A new Holocaust history focuses on the life—and death—of the Polish shtetl
Plus the IDF targets Bar Refaeli, and more
Plus, Iran blames the U.S. for killing physicist, and more in the news
Sign-stealers suspected to be in Sweden
Plus long-planned settlements, R.I.P. Exodus captain, and more
Plus intelligence leaks, Christmas songs (by Jews), and more in the news
Polish historian uses the site to reconstruct the life of murdered boy
London’s ‘Guardian’ asks a good question
Prisoners! A Hitler tree! A gay rabbi! Kibbutzniks!
Polish museum project
Two trips to Poland offer very different impressions for the daughter of a Holocaust survivor