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News and updates about Poland

Did the Nazis burn this yeshiva's library? Maybe not

The Lublin Yeshiva Library was thought to be destroyed by the Nazis. Then its books started turning up.

Did the Nazis burn this yeshiva's library? Maybe not

'It is a war of information today'

Visionary philanthropist Brock Pierce shares insights on how modern innovations are helping shape the war against Hamas.

'It is a war of information today'

'Never Again is now'

Rabbi Menachem Margolin, chairman of the EJA, summarizes the organization's conference in Poland: 'Europe is ready to be much more serious against antisemitism."

'Never Again is now'

Suspect arrested for defiling Jewish teacher's grave

According to the local police, the suspect stole equipment from a construction company that was performing maintenance work in the cemetery and on his way out he knocked over the tombstones.

Suspect arrested for defiling Jewish teacher's grave

Lawmaker who put out Hanukkah candles loses immunity

Poland's parliament votes to remove immunity of lawmaker who used a fire extinguisher to put out Hanukkah candles in December.

Lawmaker who put out Hanukkah candles loses immunity

Grave of Bais Yaakov founder desecrated

Nazi slogans and symbols were sprayed into the historic grave of Sarah Schenirer near Krakow, Poland.

Grave of Bais Yaakov founder desecrated

Poll: 63% of Poles want MP who extinguished menorah to step down

New poll shows majority of Poles say far-right MP Grzegorz Braun should step down after extinguishing Hanukkah menorah in Parliament.

Poll: 63% of Poles want MP who extinguished menorah to step down

Student unsuspended despite holding anti-Israel protest sign

A student spotted with a sign showing an Israeli flag being discarded has been unsuspended from University of Warsaw's medical school.

Student unsuspended despite holding anti-Israel protest sign

Chabad rekindles menorah in Polish parliament

After Polish politician Gzregorz Braun sprayed a menorah in the Polish parliament with a fire extinguisher, Chabad relit the menorah today.

Chabad rekindles menorah in Polish parliament

Polish MP extinguishes Menorah in Polish parliament

Far-right and anti-Israel Polish politician Grzegorz Braun sprayed a Menorah in the Polish parliament with a fire extinguisher.

Polish MP extinguishes Menorah in Polish parliament

Polish politician: 'Israeli ambassador can go home or to hell'

A far-right Polish politician made antisemitic remarks against the Israeli ambassador to his country an called to 'stop Israelizing Poland'.

Polish politician: 'Israeli ambassador can go home or to hell'

'The road was full of cars with bullet holes and dead bodies'

EMT rushed back from Poland trip to scenes of a massacre. 'I got on my ambulance and started doing missions.'

'The road was full of cars with bullet holes and dead bodies'

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous leader receives Polish medal

Stanlee Stahl receives Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit from Pres. Andrzej Duda for support of Polish rescuers of Jews during Holocaust.

Jewish Foundation for the Righteous leader receives Polish medal

Polish Justice Min. fumes: New movie similar to Nazi propaganda

A Polish director with Jewish heritage made a movie about the migrant crisis. The government compared it to Nazi propaganda.

Polish Justice Min. fumes: New movie similar to Nazi propaganda

Neo-Nazi who projected antisemitic message is extradited

Member of Goyim Defense League extradited to Netherlands after allegedly projecting antisemitic message onto Anne Frank House.

Neo-Nazi who projected antisemitic message is extradited

Chabad of Poland to feed Ukrainian refugees over holiday season

Chabad of Poland launches emergency appeal to feed over 5,000 local and Ukrainian Jews during Rosh Hashanah.

Chabad of Poland to feed Ukrainian refugees over holiday season

Germany to commemorate Polish victims of World War II

German government presents plans for “German-Polish House” in Berlin to serve as memorial to Polish victims of World War II.

Germany to commemorate Polish victims of World War II

Mikvah discovered in basement of former strip club in Poland

The Jewish population of Chmielnik, Poland, was decimated in the Holocaust, but the town's mikvah still stands.

Mikvah discovered in basement of former strip club in Poland

Special delegation visits Poland to renovate Jewish graves

An Israeli-American delegation went to Poland to renovate graves to mark anniversary of the Bialystok Ghetto Uprising.

Special delegation visits Poland to renovate Jewish graves

Jewish group: Rise in antisemitic tropes in Polish media

European Jewish Congress condemns politically-motivated antisemitic tropes in Poland, denounces lies of government officials.

Jewish group: Rise in antisemitic tropes in Polish media

Warsaw adopts IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Polish capital becomes the latest in a host of capital cities in the world to adopt this definition.

Warsaw adopts IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Diaspora Minister visits Chabad refugee camp in Poland

Chabad of Poland partners with Diaspora Min. to host summer camp for Ukrainian-Jewish refugees, build school for refugee children.

Diaspora Minister visits Chabad refugee camp in Poland

Poland Chabad hosts summer camp for Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Chabad of Poland partners with Mosaic United & Israel's Diaspora Affairs Min. to host summer programming for 200 Jewish Ukrainian refugees.

Poland Chabad hosts summer camp for Jewish refugees from Ukraine

Ukraine: Jewish refugees flee to Poland following dam collapse

New wave of Ukrainian Jewish refugees en route to Poland in wake of Kakhovka dam collapse, expected to arrive late on Friday afternoon.

Ukraine: Jewish refugees flee to Poland following dam collapse

Polish historian: 'I felt like I was in Poland in the 1930s'

Polish-Canadian historian Jan Grabowski 's lecture on the Holocaust in Poland is canceled after a far-right lawmaker storms the podium.

Polish historian: 'I felt like I was in Poland in the 1930s'

Noa Kirel accepts invitation to visit Poland

Israel's Eurovision representative to visit Poland following her remarks on the Holocaust which upset the country.

Noa Kirel accepts invitation to visit Poland

Wikipedia decision on Holocaust articles 'misses the mark'

Wikipedia disciplines editors in Holocaust distortion dispute but sidesteps debate over Polish complicity.

Wikipedia decision on Holocaust articles 'misses the mark'

Elderly Kyiv Jews return home to bombed out city

After months at the shelter in Poland, the elderly of the Jewish community return home to Kyiv.

Elderly Kyiv Jews return home to bombed out city

Noa Kirel mentions the Holocaust - and raises a storm in Poland

'Do young people in Israel think the Holocaust was caused by Poland?' Polish MP questions.

Noa Kirel mentions the Holocaust - and raises a storm in Poland

AJC CEO discusses Israel and Ukraine with Polish leaders

Ted Deutch meets with Polish PM to discuss ways to engage with Jewish community and Israel.

AJC CEO discusses Israel and Ukraine with Polish leaders

Should an effort be made to better Polish-Israel relations?

Poland has to face its dark actions durng the Holocaust, but Israel must remember that this was not government policy, but individual.Op-ed

Should an effort be made to better Polish-Israel relations?

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Yad Vashem joins academics, institutions in condemning Polish government's attacks on Barbara Engelking for saying Poles "failed" Jews.

300 academics condemn Polish attack on Holocaust historian

Gdansk to build memorial on site of former Jewish ghetto

Announcement comes after campaign by activists who worried encroaching development would make creation of monument impossible.

Gdansk to build memorial on site of former Jewish ghetto

Man arrested for antisemitic projection on Anne Frank House

Suspect in custody after fleeing to Poland following antisemitic incident at Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

Man arrested for antisemitic projection on Anne Frank House

Antisemitic Easter display returns to Polish town

Burning effigy of stereotypical Jewish man back in town of Pruchnik after authorities had promised to ban offensive Easter tradition.

Antisemitic Easter display returns to Polish town

'Israel-Poland agreement does not limit freedom of speech'

Israel's Holocaust museum responds to agreement to resume Israeli youth delegations to Poland.

'Israel-Poland agreement does not limit freedom of speech'

Polish deputy PM marks anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Piotr Glinsk pays tribute to heroes of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising at EU parliament commemoration event, denounces recent antisemitic incidents.

Polish deputy PM marks anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Polish citizens who helped Jewish during Holocaust honored

Ceremony led by Polish President Andrzej Duda commemorates Poles who aided Jews during the Holocaust.

Polish citizens who helped Jewish during Holocaust honored

Poland, Israel reach agreement on youth trips, return of amb.

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen meets Polish counterpart to restore relations damaged by Holocaust legislation in Poland.

Poland, Israel reach agreement on youth trips, return of amb.

Israel, Poland reach agreement on resumption of youth trips

Foreign Minister Eli Cohen: 'Resumption of the delegations is an important step towards a solution to the crisis in relations with Poland.'

Israel, Poland reach agreement on resumption of youth trips

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Police forensics team investigating after facade of Polish city's New Synagogue found to be vandalized with antisemitic symbols.

Gdańsk synagogue defaced with swastika and KKK symbol

Medical teams gear up for pilgrimage to rabbi's tomb in Poland

Ahead of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk yartzeit, United Hatzalah teams head to Poland to provide medical security for pilgrims.

Medical teams gear up for pilgrimage to rabbi's tomb in Poland

Israeli youth trips to Poland return

Netanyahu welcomes the move: Know from whence you came and where you are going.

Israeli youth trips to Poland return

Polish priest sentenced for calling Jews 'leeches'

In precedent-setting ruling, antisemitic Polish priest sentenced for comparing Jews to parasites, claiming they are in league with the devil

Polish priest sentenced for calling Jews 'leeches'

Watch: Hidden pictures of Warsaw Ghetto uprising discovered

The only known photos of the heroic uprising not taken by Nazi photographers were revealed in a Polish attic.

Watch: Hidden pictures of Warsaw Ghetto uprising discovered

The rescue of Kyiv's elderly Jews

Dozens of elderly people rescued by JCC Chabad in Kyiv and transferred to Lodz, Poland to escape war.

The rescue of Kyiv's elderly Jews

Jewish items hidden during WWII found in Lodz construction site

Buried valuables and everyday objects found during renovation of historic building in Polish city.

Jewish items hidden during WWII found in Lodz construction site

Activists make final appeal for Gdansk ghetto memorial

Polish city urged to build Holocaust memorial on island site of former Jewish ghetto before redevelopment makes it impossible.

Activists make final appeal for Gdansk ghetto memorial

'No conclusive evidence as to who launched missile'

Comments come after Polish Foreign Ministry confirmed missile that caused explosion near Ukraine border was fired by Russia.

'No conclusive evidence as to who launched missile'

Poland military on heightened alert after missile explosion

Poland putting some military units on a heightened state of readiness after missiles reportedly fired by Russia land in the country.

Poland military on heightened alert after missile explosion

Russian missile hits Poland, two dead

Missile lands in Polish village near Ukrainian border, killing two people.

Russian missile hits Poland, two dead

AJC launches program to combat online antisemitism in Poland

Initiative uses short social media videos to talk about ending antisemitic speech.

AJC launches program to combat online antisemitism in Poland

'Reality requires Polish-Israeli military cooperation'

Concluding Poland visit, Chief of Staff Kochavi says 'Existing reality requires ever-increasing cooperation between our militaries.'

'Reality requires Polish-Israeli military cooperation'

Chief of Staff to take off for Poland, France

‏Aviv Kochavi, IDF Chief of the General Staff, announces 1st official visit to the Republic of Poland and the French Republic.

Chief of Staff to take off for Poland, France

Infamous California neo-Nazi arrested in Poland

Leader of hate group Goyim Defense League arrested for offensive photo taken outside front gate of Auschwitz.

Infamous California neo-Nazi arrested in Poland

Israel-Poland flight evacuated following bomb threat

Passengers evacuated, searched, and still waiting for their luggage after flight from Ben Gurion Airport to Krakow evacuated.

Israel-Poland flight evacuated following bomb threat

Russian state TV: ‘We’ll go all the way to Warsaw’

Russian state TV news show host warns Russia will invade Poland if US continues to send arms to Ukraine.

Russian state TV: ‘We’ll go all the way to Warsaw’

Two mass graves of over 8,000 Nazi victims found in Poland

Mass graves containing ashes of thousands of murdered Soldau concentration camp inmates found in Polish forest.

Two mass graves of over 8,000 Nazi victims found in Poland

Israel and Poland agree to rapprochement, return of ambassadors

President Herzog and Polish president agree to restore full diplomatic ties, following diplomatic row over Holocaust censorship law.

Israel and Poland agree to rapprochement, return of ambassadors

Jozef Walaszczyk, Poland’s oldest rescuer of Jews, dies at 102

Underground Polish partisan who helped shield dozens of Jews from the Nazis dies at 102.

Jozef Walaszczyk, Poland’s oldest rescuer of Jews, dies at 102