24 April. Anniversary of Leopold Gottlieb’s death
“Before Our Life Ends...” Parczew, 1942
A story about remembrance. This album is dedicated to the memory of the Sochaczewski family. About Czesław, Jadwiga, about grandmother Ester, Katarzyna, Maria, Stella and Regina.
Mass murder of Jewish citizens in Jedwabne, Radziłów and other locations in the eastern Mazovia region in the summer of 1941
On 22 June 1941, the Soviet-German war began. Within several weeks, the Germans had seized northern Mazovia, Podlasie as well as Northern and Eastern Borderlands (Kresy), areas occupied by the Soviets since 1939. The new invaders annexed these lands to Eastern Prussia as the Bialystok region. The outbreak of the Soviet-German war proved to be a turning point in World War II. This article examines the circumstances of pogroms in Jedwabne and nearby areas, which took place after they were captured by the Germans.
…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.