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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

March recalls Krakow ghetto liquidation

JTA March 19, 2012

An annual march of remembrance was held to mark the 69th anniversary of the liquidation of the Krakow ghetto. The march retraces the steps of one that took place on March 13 and 14, 1944, when some 6,000 Jews living in the Krakow ghetto in the Podgorze...

Young Jewish activist killed in Poland train crash

JTA March 5, 2012

Maja Brand, a Jewish activist from Krakow, was among the 16 people killed when two trains collided in southern Poland. Friends said Brand, who turned 30 on Feb. 22,  was active “in all things Jewish” in Krakow. The head-on collision occurred Saturday...

Krakow bat mitzvah first for synagogue

JTA March 4, 2012

A bat mitzvah celebration in Krakow's Tempel synagogue is believed to be the first of a locally born Jewish girl. Estera Derkowska celebrated becoming a bat mitzvah with a havdallah ceremony Saturday before a congregation of up to 200 people. Krakow’s...

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