70th anniversary of the Kielce pogrom
The BBC broadcast about the situation of Jews in Poland
On 26 June 1942, at 5 PM, British BBC Radio broadcast a program dedicated to the situation of Polish Jews under German occupation. It was an important day for members of the Oneg Shabbat group.
109th anniversary of Henryka Łazowertówna’s birth
Henryka Łazowertówna was born on 18 June 1909 in Warsaw. During World War II she was a member of the Oneg Shabbat group. She was writing mainly about refugees, sourcing from statistical reports stories of particular Jewish families and telling their stories about survival in the ghetto.
Białystok Jews: historical overview
The first mention of the Jews living in Białystok estates dates back to 1658.
Birthday anniversary of Seidenbeutel brothers
Brothers Menasze and Efraim Seidenbeutel (born in 7th June 1902 in Warsaw, died April 1945 in at the Flossenbürg death camp) were some of the most interesting representatives of the Polish bohemians of the inter-war period. They were twins, both in the biological and the artistic sense. Together they chose the life of painters and together they stayed true to that path.
International Conference: „XX. Century: IF THIS IS A WOMAN” in Bratislava
Jewish Historical Institute is a partner of the Conference. Abstracts in English should be sent by June 30, 2018.
Farewell letters from Shmuel Zygielbojm
On the night of 11 – 12 May 1943, Shmuel Zygielbojm took his own life. He had left three farewell letters addressed to the President and Prime Minister of Poland in exile, to his brother Faivel, who lived in Johannesburg, and to his fellow party members in the United States.