24 April. Anniversary of Leopold Gottlieb’s death
…hatred, whose strength shocks and forces to think… The Kielce pogrom, July 4, 1946
On July 4, 1946, the city of Kielce saw the biggest pogrom of Jews in Poland since the end of World War II.
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.
June 4, 1942. Two Jewish artists shot in Krakow
78 years ago, at the corner of Dąbrówki and Janowa Wola streets in the Kraków ghetto, the Germans shot a group of elderly Jews who were being led to a transport to the Bełżec death camp. Among them were the painter Abraham Neuman and the poet Mordechaj Gebirtig, considered the last Jewish bard of Kraków. Today we remember both artists.
Exhibitions in JHI reopened from June 1, 2020
As part of the gradual opening of cultural institutions to the public in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, some of the Jewish Historical Institute exhibitions will be opened for guests from June 1. Please learn about special rules of visiting our exhibitions.
The third volume of the Ringelblum Archive is available in English
The English translation of the 3rd volume of the Ringelblum Archive – Oyneg Shabes. People and Works, edited by Aleksandra Bańkowska and Tadeusz Epsztein – is now available in our bookstore. The translation of all volumes of the full edition of the Archive is one of the elements of the Oneg Szabat Program.
May 16, 1943. Destruction of the Great Synagogue of Warsaw
The Great Synagogue in Warsaw existed for a very short time, less than 65 years. Its ceremonial opening took place on September 26, 1878. Its blowing up by SS troops, which suppressed the ghetto uprising, was meant to symbolize the end of Jewish Warsaw.