6th August 2017
They killed me today, I'm still alive, but I won’t last much longer
‘They killed me today, I'm still alive, but I won’t last much longer’ – these words the dying painter, Roman Kramsztyk, allegedly spoke to Sam...
4th August 2017
Today I saw Janusz Korczak / as he was walking with the children in the final march...
(Władysław Szlengel, A page from the ‘Action’ diary) ‘The Action’ continues. [...] Yesterday [7 August] - as they narrate - devoured yet ot...
4th August 2017
Beyond words. The anniversary of prisoners’ revolt in the Treblinka II death camp
‘It is estimated that 900,000 people were killed in Treblinka. We have documented some 4,000 first names and surnames of victims. That's a tin...
3rd August 2017
What we could not shout out to the world, we buried in the ground. The Underground Ghetto Archive
‘What we could not shout out to the world, we buried in the ground.’ [Dawid Graber, Relacja pt. Kilka wrażeń i wspomnień (Narrative entitle...
28th July 2017
Tisha B’Av – the saddest day in the Jewish calendar
On 31st of July at sunset begins the Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av, or literally: “the ninth of Av”.
23rd July 2017
They demand that with my own hands I should kill my nation’s children. There is nothing for me to do but to die.
July 23 marks the 75th anniversary of the suicidal death of Engineer Adam Czerniaków – President of the Jewish Council (Judenrat) in the Warsa...
22nd July 2017
Please tell me my mum that I am leaving, where to? Who knows…? – 75th anniversary of Great Action
75 years ago, on July 22, 1942, Germans began the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the German Nazi death camp Treblinka II. "P...
28th June 2017
New arrangements on Regina Lilientalowa!
After the article on Regina Lilientalowa appeared on the Virtual Shtetl website, the great-great-daughter of the heroine contacted our editori...
16th June 2017
Regina Lilientalowa – the researcher of shtetl folklore
Regina Lilientalowa was born in Zawichoście as Gitla Eiger, the daughter of Moses (Maurice) and Fajga Blum, maiden name Halpern. With her birt...
31st May 2017
Torah came back to Nowy Sącz
A ceremony rare in modern Poland took place in Nowy Sącz. On May 22, 2017, after 75 years of absence, Torah returned to the synagogue. The ...
29th May 2017
60th anniversary of Emil Sommerstein's death
May 25 of this year marked the sixtieth anniversary of the death of Dr Emil Sommerstein - a lawyer, Zionist activist, deputy to the Sejm.