It’s been a tourist ‘Disneyland’. Now, Hitler’s lair will teach its grim lesson

By Nissan Tzur, January 3, 2013

In 1940, Adolf Hitler decided to build “Wolf’s Lair” — a large base of bunkers from which he could command military operations in the east — in newly-conquered Poland.


Looking through the lens at prejudice

By Ben Freeman and Jared Ross, December 17, 2012

"Our knowledge has made us cynical. We think too much and feel too little. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness…" - Charlie Chaplin, 'The Great Dictator'

Learn From Yesterday


Concerns of Polish Orthodox seeking a monopoly on the community

By Zoe Winograd, November 30, 2012

The Progressive Judaism movement in Poland has alleged that it is under threat of being taken over by the country’s main Orthodox group.


Shechita: the beginning of the end?

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

New fears have been raised over the future of shechita by a Polish court ruling that could lead to the banning of religious slaughter in that country and threaten kosher meat supplies in Europe and Israel.


Polish court sets stage for shechitah ban

By Anna Sheinman, November 28, 2012

A Polish constitutional court has opened the door to a ban on religious slaughter methods in the country in a decision on Tuesday.

The ruling in a Warsaw court states that the current exemption for Jews and Muslims from stunning animals before they are killed, as kashrut laws require, is unconstitutional.


Polish film tells truth on home made massacre

By Nissan Tzur Krakow, November 22, 2012

A Polish film documenting crimes committed by Poles against their Jewish neighbours has provoked strong reactions in the country.

The movie, Aftermath, written and directed by Polish director Wladyslaw Pasikowski, is based on the events surrounding the Jedwabne massacre in July 1941 in Nazi-occupied Poland.


Released: Heartbreaking photos of Jews in a Poland ghetto

October 25, 2012

Young women daintily made up and wearing their Shabbat best, grinning men stand by a shelter in the morning sunshine — faces and figures so vividly captured that they could have been photographed yesterday.


Crematorium planned near Nazi concentration camp

By Jennifer Lipman, August 31, 2012

Campaigners have called on the Polish authorities to halt construction work on a crematorium just minutes from the site of a Nazi concentration camp.

Majdanek, located on the outskirts of Lublin, was one of six key Nazi camps and around 80,000 people were murdered there during the Holocaust.


Nazi descendants attend Holocaust memorial service

By Sandy Rashty, August 21, 2012

DESCENDANTS of Nazi SS officers will oppose antisemitism and commemorate Holocaust victims as they participate in the March of Life event on Thursday, August 23.

Fifty people descended from Nazi SS, Wehrmacht and German police officers working under Hitler’s regime, will attend the organisation’s main ceremony in Warsaw.


Poland drops investigation into online hate

By Nissan Tzur, August 2, 2012

Poland’s general prosecutor has called off a year-long investigation into antisemitism on some of Poland’s largest internet portals and websites. The decision was taken, according to the general prosecutor’s office, “because of lack of public interest”.