Did Polish Oscar-Winning Film Distort the Holocaust?

'Ida' wins best foreign language in exploring Nazi occupation of Poland, but has caused an uproar in the European state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2015, 7:21 AM

Polish 'Iron Men' and Jewish Tombstones

Johnny Daniels' 'Project Matzeva' has Polish 'Iron Man' members restoring desecrated Jewish gravestones, and fighting anti-Semitism.Nissan Tzur, 2/12/2015, 4:57 PM

Italian Jewish Leader Arrested Trying to Flee Auschwitz

'Disgrace' as Rome's Jewish community leader gets locked in death camp parents were murdered in, then interrogated by Polish police.Ari Yashar, 1/29/2015, 3:33 PM

Putin: Attempts to Rewrite Holocaust History 'Unacceptable'

Russia's Vladimir Putin decries 'immoral' attempts to 'hush up' Nazi crimes at Moscow Auschwitz liberation commemorations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2015, 5:59 PM

Poles Bristle at Lingering Stigma of the Holocaust

Murder and sacrifice; betrayal and heroism - Poland still struggling to come to terms with its mixed, sometimes sordid, Holocaust record.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/22/2015, 2:57 PM

Polanski Says He 'Trusts' Authorities Weighing Extradition

Filmmaker accused of rape states he will comply with legal proceedings as Polish authorities decide whether to extradite him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/13/2015, 1:35 PM

US Asks Poland to Extradite Roman Polanski

Filmmaker arrested for sex offenses in Poland becomes center of global scandal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2015, 5:57 PM

Poland to Restore PhDs Voided by Nazi Germany

University makes 'symbolic gesture' to restore doctorates held by Jews and Nazi opposers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2015, 7:47 PM

70-Year-Old Mezuzah in Perfect Condition Found in Poland

As part of project to memoralize Jews who disappeared in Holocaust, remarkable discovery made on doorpost in Przemysl.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 1/5/2015, 10:11 AM

Kosher Slaughter Ban Overturned in Poland

Landmark decision declares kosher slaughter constitutional in Poland; Rabbis hail 'precedent-setting' ruling.Eliran Aharon, 12/10/2014, 7:12 PM

Desecrated Jewish Cemetery in Poland Slated for Destruction

Grodzisk cemetery destroyed in Holocaust used as junkyard and storage site; now building plans threaten its very existence.Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar, 11/27/2014, 3:59 PM

Holocaust Victims' Shoes Stolen from Majdanek

Eight shoes that once belonged to Holocaust victims stolen from the former concentration camp Majdanek in Poland.Ben Ariel, 11/26/2014, 6:42 AM

Rivlin Seeks Ties with Poland as 'Moderating Factor' in EU

Rivlin, in Warsaw: 'I know that when we speak, we understand another, [. . .] you cannot maintain a state when it faces existential threat.'Tova Dvorin, 10/29/2014, 4:36 PM

Rivlin: Keys to Israel's Foreign Relations are USA, USA and USA

Speaking in Poland, President says Jerusalem construction is not a provocation, plays down 'diplomatic crisis' with US.Arutz Sheva, 10/29/2014, 11:46 AM

Warsaw Museum Sheds Light on 1,000-Year History of Poland's Jews

Breathtaking architecture and latest technology combine in 'game-changing' institution; Israeli President opens new museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2014, 4:01 PM

Poland Will Hold Hearing On Ritual Slaughter Ban

The Jewish community hopes the discussion will clarify once and for all whether or not kosher slaughter is legal in Poland.Cynthia Blank, 10/27/2014, 6:43 PM

President Rivlin Flies to Poland on First Official Visit Abroad

President Reuven Rivlin will be inaugurating new Warsaw Jewish museum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2014, 2:29 PM

Jewish Tombstones Used to Pave Roads Return to Cemeteries

Polish officials to restore Jewish tombstones in Warsaw to their rightful place after they are discovered bricked into WWII-era buildings.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2014, 7:47 AM

Israeli Socialist Movement Compares IDF to Nazis at Auschwitz

Outrage after youth movement educator's letter equating IDF soldiers with Nazis read during an Israeli high school trip to Auschwitz.Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 3:58 PM

Holocaust Memorial for Righteous Gentiles Planned for Warsaw

Polish citizens who saved Jews to be honored in new monument; children of survivors foot the bill.AFP, 9/8/2014, 9:46 PM

Antique Torah Discovered in Polish Couch Arrives in Israel

An antique Torah scroll that was discovered in the home of a Polish family was returned to Israel this week by the “Mi'amakim" organization.Moshe Cohen and Nissan Tzur, 9/4/2014, 11:16 AM

Polish Motorcycle Rally Remembers Righteous Among the Nations

Group of Polish motorcyclists go on a rally across Europe as a tribute to Jan Karski, known as “the man who tried to stop the Holocaust”.Nissan Tzur, 8/19/2014, 1:16 AM

Neo-Nazis Protest Against 'Protective Edge' in Poland

Jewish, pro-Israel communities stage counter-protest in Warsaw; activist laments 'ugly face' of European far-right.Hezki Baruch, 7/18/2014, 10:31 AM

Judaism and Zionism in the Heart of Krakow

The world famous festival dedicated to Jewish culture in Poland is running in Krakow for the 24th year.Nissan Tzur, 6/29/2014, 6:05 AM

Exclusive: Interview with New Chief Rabbi of Krakow

Rabbi Eliezer Gur-Ari, incumbent Chief Rabbi of Krakow, talks to Arutz Sheva on Jewish life - and anti-Semitism - in Poland.Nissan Tzur, 6/9/2014, 7:17 PM

A Jewish Rennaissance in Krakow

'Israel Days in Krakow' bring in the crowds as students take pride in their Jewish identity.Nissan Tzur, 5/12/2014, 11:28 AM

Survivor Says He Overcame Nazis Three Times

Asher Oud, who survived two ghettos and three concentration camps, said he had achieved three victories over the NazisYaakov Levi, 4/27/2014, 8:55 PM

Skinheads Party in Majdanek

Three young men post incriminating photos of the crazed visit in social media, are apprehended.Uzi Baruch, 4/6/2014, 10:28 AM

Jewish WWII Gravestones Discovered Right Before Destruction

Seven gravestones in abandoned house in Poland found by chance before demolition, part of destroyed Jewish cemetery.Nissan Tzur, 4/2/2014, 4:09 PM

Polish Official Calls for End to Ban on Kosher Slaughter

Poland's human rights ombudsman says Warsaw should advance legislation to legalize kosher slaughter, as a matter of human rights.David Lev, 2/6/2014, 1:16 PM

Knesset MKs Visit Auschwitz

Landmark delegation of MKs, Polish MPs, Israeli and Polish governments visit Auschwitz for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Tova Dvorin, 1/27/2014, 5:51 PM

MK Feiglin: I'm Not Going to Poland - Here's Why

MK Feiglin will not join historic Knesset session at the site of the Auschwitz death camp; says visits send the wrong message.Maayana Miskin, 1/26/2014, 1:46 PM

Poll: 13% of Poles Think Jews Guilty of 'Blood Libel'

WZO poll finds anti-Semitism rampant in Poland; calls on Israeli government to take EU to task over rampant anti-Semitism there.Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2014, 12:49 PM

Employee of Majdanek Museum Charged with Anti-Semitism

An employee of the museum at the former Majdanek camp and five others charged after placing anti-Semitic posters in Lublin.Elad Benari, 1/26/2014, 4:50 AM

British Police Charge Soccer Fans Chanting 'Yid'

The 3 men will be tried in February for chanting derogatory term during soccer matches, following warnings against use of word.Ari Yashar, 1/22/2014, 2:16 AM

Taiwan Translates First Report on Auschwitz into Chinese

Chinese-language edition of the first account of Auschwitz, by Polish hero Witold Pilecki, to be released Wednesday.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/21/2014, 2:12 AM

Polish Catholic Church Unveils Blood Libel Painting

On Thursday for church's international Day of Judaism, controversial picture uncovered to expose realities of anti-Semitic past.Ari Yashar, 1/17/2014, 8:05 AM

Poland: 'Jews to Gas Chambers' Not Racist

Municipal prosecutor rules anti-Semitic chants by Polish League soccer fans were not a racist criminal offense.Ari Yashar, 1/16/2014, 4:49 PM

Polish Opposition: Don't Say 'Polish Death Camp'

Poland opposition's bill would impose prison sentences on those who say Nazi concentration camps were "Polish camps."Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 10:10 PM

Campaigners Rally to Save Historic pre-Holocaust Synagogue

Polish campaigners say that unless funds are found soon, Krasnik synagogue restoration at risk.Michael Freund, 1/3/2014, 2:22 PM

Turkish Students Found Guilty of Nazi Salute at Auschwitz

Pair of 22 year-old history students avoid jail, receive 6-month suspended sentence in second such incident in recent months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2013, 10:33 PM

Again: Turkish Students Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Auschwitz

Second incident in three months sees Turkish students arrested - this time under infamous sign at the entrance to notorious Nazi camp.Ari Soffer, 12/9/2013, 6:14 PM

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Jews and Muslims cooperate in bringing official complaint to EU against Polish ban on ritual slaughter (shechita).Ari Yashar, 11/28/2013, 4:55 PM

Polish President: We Hope to Resolve Shechita Issue Soon

President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, says his government was very concerned over the ban on kosher slaughter in his country.David Lev, 11/4/2013, 6:30 PM

Lithuania Trying to Cash in On Poland's Kosher Slaughter Ban

Lithuania takes a step towards legalizing the ritual slaughter of livestock for food after neighboring Poland imposed a ban.Elad Benari, 10/16/2013, 5:44 AM

Turkish Students Arrested for Nazi Salutes at Nazi Death Camp

Two Turkish students could face up to three years in jail for "promoting fascism" after shouting "Heil Hitler" at Israeli group.Ari Soffer & Ege Berk Korkut, 10/15/2013, 1:39 PM

Poland: Catholic Church Defends Ritual Slaughter

Poland's senior Catholic clergy say Jewish ritual slaughter must be reinstated in the country to protect religious freedom.Adam Ross, 10/3/2013, 5:20 PM

Family of Real-Life 'Pianist' Loses Polish Defamation Case

Widow and son of man who inspired the protagonist in famous Holocaust film "The Pianist" angry over false claims of Nazi collaboration.Arutz Sheva, 9/30/2013, 10:34 PM

Brussels Could Save Polish Kosher Slaughter

A Polish lawyer says the recent ban of kosher slaughter must be rescinded as it flouts EU regulations.Adam Ross, 9/20/2013, 1:31 PM

Israeli Court Orders Expulsion of Polish Activist

Kamil Qandil's deportation ordered over "connections with terrorist organizations."Ari Soffer, 9/11/2013, 6:20 PM

Polish Muslim Leader: Kosher, Halal Slaughter Are Legal

The head of Poland's Muslim community says a ban on halal and kosher slaughter is invalid under European law.Elad Benari, 9/11/2013, 3:43 AM

Poland's Top Court to Rule on Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's top court will consider whether Jews and Muslims can perform kosher and halal slaughter despite a recent ban.Elad Benari, 9/4/2013, 4:44 AM

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Ban on Kosher Slaughter

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, says WJC head Ron Lauder.Elad Benari, 9/3/2013, 2:13 AM

Ms. Livni, Remember the Recovered Territories

There is an historical precedent for a workable solution.Rabbi Eric Hammer, 8/16/2013, 4:43 PM

Schindler's Rare Blueprints Sold for $63,426

Blueprints for an expansion of Oskar Schindler's Poland factory were sold at an online auction, along with other documents.Elad Benari, 8/16/2013, 5:44 AM

'Hidden' Polish Jews Embrace Their Heritage in Israel

Shavei Israel has brought a group of "hidden" Polish Jews to Israel, to help them get closer to the Jewish people.David Lev, 8/15/2013, 12:59 PM

"Auschwitz Birkenau Must Stay Authentic, Untouched"

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is garnering worldwide support to make sure the historic death camp will be preserved forever.Hezki Baruch, Poland, 8/5/2013, 3:14 AM