Jewish cemetery desecration; Hungarian govt pledges funds for Jewish cemeteries

Photo: Mazsihisz  The Hungarian government slammed as a “barbaric deed” the weekend desecration of the Jewish cemetery in the town of Gyöngyös and pledged 1 billion forints ($3.5 million) to care for abandoned Jewish cemeteries around the country. Vandals damaged about 20 graves … Continue reading

Exhibit shows models of destroyed Latvian synagogues

Green Synagogue in Rezekne, 2009. Photo: Aadne SollidThe  Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum has constructed models of 21 of the more than 200 synagogues that stood in Latvia before World War II. Reuters reports: There were 210 synagogues in Latvia before World War Two, with styles ranging from … Continue reading