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  • Jan Karski monument in Kraków at the Remuh synagogue

    Feb 12, 2016 | 09:29 am

    Jan Karski monument in Kraków at the Remuh synagogue A new visitor on a bench at the entrance to Remuh Synagogue in Cracow. Monument unveiled on January 26th , 2016.

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  • Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków

    Feb 11, 2016 | 14:54 pm

    Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków Three years ago Cracow as shaken with news about the MEZCAL Music Club opened in the Beit Midrash Hevra Tehilim in Kraków. The building dates to 1896 and was housing a large synagogue in the ground flor. The walls are still covered with frescoes, floral ornaments, Jerusalem panorama and mythical creatures as well as Hebrew inscriptions. Three years ago against the religious frescoes and quotations glass shelves were installed proudly showing colorful alcohols and liqueurs. The past religious greatness of Cracow[…]

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  • SCHINDLER'S FACTORY - Cracow under the German Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1945

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:33 pm

    In summer 2010 the Krakow's Historical Museum opened its new branch at the premises of the former Schindler’s Factory. This modern museum is to present the history of Krakow under the German Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1945. Large part of the exhibition is devoted to show life and annihilation of the Krakow’s ghetto. The museum is arranged chronologically, giving the visitor a unique opportunity to follow the war time narration and experience of occupation reality. The numerous artistic means[…]

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  • MIZRAHI SYNAGOGUE IN BĘDZIN was re-opened after five years of renovation works

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:32 pm

    MIZRAHI SYNAGOGUE IN BĘDZIN was re-opened after five years of renovation works In early 2012 the city of Będzin has finished the five years renovation project of Mizrahi synagogue in the city. This XIX century synagogue was established by Będzin merchant Jakub Chil Winer in the basement of his house. The synagogue was the only one surviving the Holocaust in the city. It was re-discovered by local history enthusiasts in 2004, but its interior was very badly damaged with polychromies pealing off. In the last five years the city has invested over 120.000[…]

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  • MARKET SQUARE/RYNEK UNDERGROUND - Following the traces of the European identity of Kraków

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:32 pm

    In autumn 2010 the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow opened its brand new exhibition in the excavated undergrounds of the Market Square and Cloth Hall building. This museum is the result of many years of archeological works undertaken in the very core of 1000 years history of Krakow and close to 800 years since its location. The archeologists reached the base level, indicating the first human activities in this area around 8 meters below the present surface of[…]

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  • Kazmierz Smoleń the former prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau number 1327, and long time director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum passed away on January 27th,2012.

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:30 pm

    Kazimierz Smoleń the former prisoner of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and long time director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum passed away on January 27th,2012. Kazimierz Smoleń was arrested in April 1940, deported to Auschwitz on July 6th, 1940 he was given a KL Auschwitz number 1327. He survived the camp for the next almost five years. On January 18th, 1945 with Auschwitz evacuation he was deported to Mauthausen. Finally Kazimierz Smoleń was liberated on May 6th,1945 in Ebensee, a sub camp of Mauthausen, over[…]

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  • 70th Anniversary of the Nazi Wansee Conference and initiation of the mass extermination of Jews in Death Camps

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:20 pm

    January 20th, 2012 was the 70th anniversary of Wansee Conference at which the German Nazis took the decisions about the ultimate shape of the "Final solution to the Jewish question" in Europe. There were 15 high ranked German Nazis participating in Wansee, at least eight of them with PhD titles. Within a few weeks after the conferance the first mass transports of Polish Jews were sent to Death Camp of Belzec. The first mass transport of Jews to Auschwitz arrived[…]

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  • 69 Anniversary of Sobibór Uprising

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:18 pm

    69 Anniversary of Sobibór Uprising Pictures taken on October 4th,2012 of the least visited and commemorated of the Reinhard Action Death Camps where 250.000 to 300.000 Jews from Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic and Jewish Soviet POW were killed from April 1942 till October 1943. You can find the pictures at PolinTravel.Guide.Genealogy.Poland Last year the first volume of Sobibór first monograph was published by Marek Bem in Włodawa.This year in the 70 Anniversary of Wansee Conferance and Action Reinhard POLIN TRAVEL was making a photo[…]

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  • 67th Anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation

    Nov 30, 2015 | 19:18 pm

    In late January 1945 Auschwitz SS administration started the evacuation of 58 thousands of work capable prisoners into the III Reich interior, this initiated the infamous Auschwitz Death Marches. The hectic evacuation of the camp due to the fast approaching Soviet army was also encompassing the massive destruction of physical evidence of mass extermination project carried at the camp grounds from spring 1942 till late 1944. This included mass burning of camp records, removal of buried corpses and ashes, burning[…]

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