Photo essay on Jews and Jewish heritage in Oradea, Romania

Screen shot of OwenThe New York Times lens blog has highlighted the work of the American photographer Daniel Owen, publishing his evocative series of photos of Jewish life and heritage in Oradea (Nagyvarad), Romania, a town of stunning art nouveau architecture and rich Jewish history a … Continue reading

Window on America… historic Jewish cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina

  From time to time we like to post articles that show similarities between Jewish heritage issues in Europe and elsewhere. The historic Coming Street Jewish cemetery in Charleston, SC,  founded in 1754, is one of the oldest in the … Continue reading

(Relatively) hot off the press!

ch-bildband-titel-141217  Several new books about Jewish heritage in various countries have come out in recent months. We are pleased to highlight some of them — and Mazel Tov to the authors!   Spurensuche (Searching for Traces) By Christiann Herrmann reserv-art … Continue reading

Documentation & new technology… the Jewish cemetery in Białystok, by drone…

General view of Bialystok Bagnówka cemeterty. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber  New technologies are changing the way we can document Jewish heritage sites — or at least how we can see them in the context of their surroundings. Photography, archival searches and on-site examination are still extremely important,  with digital … Continue reading

Polish Catholic Church Urges Poles to Care for Jewish Heritage Sites

Jewish cemetery, Baligrod, PolandThe Catholic Church in Poland has called on Polish Catholics to care for Jewish cemeteries, synagogues and other physical traces of the pre-war Jewish population, and also care for the graves of Holocaust victims. The Polish Episcopate made the appeal … Continue reading

Livorno Jewish cemetery opens after renovation work

Article in local newspaper showing pictures of the restored entry gate to the Livorno monumental Jewish cemetery.The monumental 19th century Jewish cemetery in Livorno, Italy was “returned to the city” after a first phase of restoration, with a gala ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 11 attended by the city’s mayor, Jewish leaders and other VIPs. The work … Continue reading