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Powązki Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw, Oct. 25, 2012. Credit: Jolanta Dyr via Wikimedia Commons.

Warsaw’s Jewish community buries remains found of unidentified Holocaust victim

Warsaw’s Jewish community buried the remains of an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday, found in a building that was once part of the Warsaw Ghetto. “We are here as the family for a person we...
The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

‘There is more to Polish restitution law than Lapid portrays’

The question on everyone’s mind in Poland in recent days was what prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to react in such a critical manner to their government’s decision to put a statute of...
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Credit: Grabowski Foto/Shutterstock.

Will the Polish anti-restitution law permanently harm ties with Israel and Jewish community?

Despite international pressure to veto the bill, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a bill passed by the Polish legislature on Aug. 14 that would prevent individuals with property seized by either the Nazis during...
The Polish flag with Warsaw in the background. Credit: Velishchuk Yevhen/Shutterstock.

Polish appellate court throws out ruling against two Holocaust scholars

A Polish appellate court threw out a February ruling against two Holocaust scholars that said they needed to retract their research, claiming it defamed a Polish man by saying he was complicit in the...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, seen here in the Knesset on July 26, 2021, blamed Poland for a recent deterioration in ties. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Anti-restitution law ignites diplomatic crisis between Israel and Poland

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned Israel on Sunday that its continued criticism of Poland’s recently passed anti-restitution law could harm ties between the two countries. “Israel’s decision to downgrade its diplomatic representation in Warsaw...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid issues a video statement on Poland's passage of a law that severely limits restitution for property stolen by the Nazis during the Holocaust and confiscated by the post-WWII communist regime. Aug. 14, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Lapid decries passage of Poland’s ‘anti-Semitic’ restitution law, recalls charge d’affaires from Warsaw

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Saturday night accused Poland of having “become an anti-democratic, non-liberal country that does not honor the greatest tragedy in human history.” Lapid was responding to Polish President Andrzej Duda’s...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Aug. 11, 2021 that compensation for new restitution claims in Poland should not be closed off. Credit: Shutterstock.

Blinken: US ‘deeply concerned’ by Polish bill blocking Holocaust victims from reclaiming property

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States is “deeply concerned” by legislation passed by the Polish parliament earlier in the day barring Holocaust survivors and their descendants from reclaiming property...
A new outdoor exhibition displays 30 murals from various places in Poland and tells the story of aspects of Jewish history there. Source: Screenshot/Instagram.

Outdoor exhibit about history of Polish Jews travels to Eastern European cities

A new traveling outdoor exhibition about the history of Polish Jews is making its way through five cities in Poland following a successful showing in Croatia and Norway. Titled “They Fill No Space: Reviving the...
The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

After latest legislation on stolen Jewish property, it’s time to cut ties with Poland’s...

Poland is awash in anti-Semitism, and it is the government in Warsaw that is setting the hateful tone amid the worst breakdown in Polish-Jewish relations since the fall of Communism more than 30 years...
A building from the Warsaw Ghetto with pictures of Jews on the facade. Credit: Anastasia Petrova/Shutterstock.

New monument pays tribute to archive hidden by Jews in Warsaw Ghetto

A new monument in Poland that honors a Holocaust-era archive compiled by Jews who lived in the Warsaw Ghetto was unveiled on Monday on the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The monument, a glass...