17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Founded in 2003, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival was created to reawaken Warsaw’s Jewish past, with its subsequent success evidenced by its growing stature in both Poland and abroad. Taking place for the 17th time, this year’s festival runs from the 18th to the 24th of November and will... Read more
Warsaw’s Great Synagogue Returns
Seventy-six years after it was first demolished by the Nazis, Warsaw’s Great Synagogue has risen anew – only this time, in miniature form. Unveiled in early August, the 1:25 scale model is the latest addition to the stunning Park Miniatur, and quite possibly the feather in its cap. With... Read more
Singer Festival

Singer Festival

Insider News 30 August 2018 0

From modest beginnings in 2004, Warsaw’s annual Singer festival has established itself as one of Europe’s best-known festivals of Jewish culture. Expected to attract over 40,000 people, in excess of 200 events have been planned over a nine-day period, including screenings, guided walks, discussions, cookery workshops, literary meetings and... Read more
Survivor Saved!
One of Warsaw’s great surviving war ruins has been saved after being entered into the so-called ‘register of monuments’. Substantially damaged towards the end of WWII, the building at Waliców 14 had come to be viewed as one of the city’s quirkier landmarks on account of its crowning feature:... Read more
The Memory Lives On…
The last surviving section of the wall that once ringed the Jewish Ghetto is to undergo an extensive program of conservation. Though a final project has yet to be selected, the Mayor of Wola has already stated that the plans will include the addition of a ‘historical zone’, assorted... Read more
Save The Wreck!

Save The Wreck!

Insider News 21 October 2017 0

Efforts are underway to rescue one of Warsaw’s great surviving war ruins from outright destruction. Substantially damaged towards the end of WWII, the building at Waliców 14 has become one of the city’s quirkier landmarks on account of its crowning feature: a shattered exterior wall adorned with a 1,400... Read more
Treblinka Remembered
The 74th anniversary of the inmate rebellion at the Treblinka death camp was marked last Wednesday by a somber ceremony organized by the Jewish Historical Institute. Those in attendance included the Israeli ambassador, Anna Azari, Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, and Ada Willenberg, widow of the late Samuel Willenberg,... Read more
Ghetto Uprising Anniversary
Over 100,000 paper daffodils are set to be distributed today by hundreds of volunteers as part of activities designed to commemorate the anniversary of the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising. Despite constituting a third of the city’s population, Warsaw’s Jews found themselves packed inside an area spanning just 2.5% of... Read more
2016 Year In Review (Part II)
It’s trite to say so, but what a year that was… If you’re the sort of gloom monger that views their glass as half-empty, then you’ll probably be thinking Poland is about to plunge off a precipice. That maybe so, but it’s sure as hell been interesting getting there.... Read more
2016: Year In Review (Part 1)
It’s trite to say so, but what a year that was… If you’re the sort of gloom monger that views their glass as half-empty, then you’ll probably be thinking Poland is about to plunge off a precipice. That maybe so, but it’s sure as hell been interesting getting there.... Read more