Virtual Shtetl main page
Audio guide “Extermination Camp Treblinka II” in German
5th December 2022
Audio guide educational path Extermination Camp Treblinka II now available in German!
Skopje. Empathetic Communication and the Conflicting Narratives of World War II and Holocaust History.
30th November 2022
Seminar in North Macedonia
Riga. Empathetic communication in adult education: the meeting of Erasmus+ project partners in Žanis Lipke Memorial in Riga
10th August 2022
Report from the seminar as part of the Nonviolent Communication Approach in Adult Education in Historical Museums and Memorial Sites project.
About the project
Shtetl became a symbol of Jewish life before the Holocaust. The clusters of wooden houses marked by mezuzahs, shops, schools and synagogues for a busy week resounded with Yiddish so that on Friday evening the inhabitants could celebrate the Sabbath, engulfing in the smell of kugel and cholent and in the sounds of niguns. By writing down their history in the Virtual Shtetl we want to pay homage to the constellations of Jewish towns in the lands of the former Polish Commonwealth.
Photographer and philanthropist from Siedlce
Interesting biographies: Adolf Ganiewski (Gancwol)
Amalia Krieger - female photographer from Kraków
She devoted her entire life to photographing statues and monuments of her beloved city of Krakow and all over Poland..
Julia Pirotte - photographer who documented the pogrom of Jews in Kielce.
“I like to photograph people, especially young people - children. I like sadness, it's more photogenic than joy.”