Poles don’t want to live with the Jews

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Received by email. The link to the article is in Polish, but here it is, translated into English: Warsaw commemorates the events of March 1968. [In March 1968, the Polish authorities provoked student demonstrations, which were utilized to escalate the government-sponsored anti-Semitic campaign started by the communist party leader, Wladyslaw Gomulka, in the aftermath of the Six-Day War in the Middle East in June 1967–VR]. However, the prejudice toward the Jews isstill alive. TNS OBOP [the oldest research and marketing information company in Poland and Central Europe — ] conducted a poll at the request of the Inter-Cultural Center for

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More cemetery vandalism in Polish area

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From JTA: A swastika defacing a Jewish grave in northeastern Poland is the third such desecration in the area this year. The swastika in Suwalki was discovered last week in the town’s Jewish cemetery. “We notified the prosecutor’s office, and the local authorities are not dealing with it since the cemetery just last month came under the ownership of the Jewish community in Poland,” Monika Krawczyk of the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland told JTA. “We are not going to clean it up since it testifies to attitudes of some local residents today.” Earlier this year

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Today in Jewish History – Elul 22

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Sponsored by Aish.com: In 1939, during the Polish September Campaign, the Nazis occupied Krakow, Poland, a thriving Jewish community of 70,000 Jews. Jews were consigned to forced labor, and all Jews were required to wear identifying armbands. Synagogues were ordered closed and all their valuables turned over to Nazi authorities. In May 1940, the Nazis ordered a massive deportation of Jews from the city, leaving only 15,000 behind in Krakow’s Jewish ghetto, crammed into 3,000 rooms. German businessman Oskar Schindler came to Krakow to take advantage of the ghetto labor, and subsequently worked furiously to save Jews, as portrayed in

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Update: Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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Activities in support of the Museum continue here in North America this summer. Last Wednesday evening, 60 young professionals attended a fundraising cocktail reception at Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History, here in New York City. The event was hosted by the North American Council in partnership with Chris Walenczak who, along with several of his friends, brought the crowd together to learn about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, to view the photographic exhibit “And I Still See Their Faces”, and to enjoy a glass of Polish vodka. Special thanks to Consul General Krzysztof

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Jewish cemetery desecrated in Poland

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A Jewish cemetery in southern Poland has been desecrated with around 100 tombstones daubed with anti-Semitic slogans and Nazi symbols, police said Monday. Police spokesman Adam Gaska said that the perpetrators were believed to be local youths, and that a criminal investigation had been opened in Czestochowa in the country’s south. “Numerous tombstones have been covered with insulting wording or SS symbols, in black paint,” Gaska told Poland’s PAP news agency. The Czestochowa Jewish cemetery was founded in the late 19th century and houses 4,500 graves, including that of the Hasidic spiritual master Izaak Mayer Justman. Few Jewish cemeteries in

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Who is Irena Sendler?

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Via “The Woman Who Loved Children,” Ladies’ Home Journal Print Edition, December 2006. Irena Sendler rescued 2,500 children from the Nazi death camps. Her story, writes Marti Attoun in Ladies’ Home Journal, was rescued by three Kansas teens. And her story is astounding, as awe-inspiring as that of Oskar Schindler, whose courageous acts of Nazi resistance became a book and an Academy Award-winning film. But unlike Schindler, who received international acclaim, Sendler had been a footnote in history for nearly 60 years.‚ That all changed in September 1999, when three teenagers in a small town in Kansas were looking for

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Online, the shadow of Auschwitz

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From Christopher Wolf, chair of the International Network Against Cyber-Hate and of the Internet Task Force of the Anti-Defamation League, is a partner in the Washington office of Proskauer Rose LLP.: Human rights experts from around the world gathered in Poland recently in a bid to counterthe misuse of the Internet by hate groups. Sitting in a Warsaw conference room, the group viewed the latest online content produced by neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic hate groups, all reminiscent of the Nazi propaganda seen in that city more than 60 years ago. Gone are the days when hate groups met in

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