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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Pawel Bramson, left, at the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw.

From neo-Nazi skinhead to black-hatted Jew: the journey of Pawel Bramson

By Katarzyna Markusz May 14, 2012

WARSAW  -- Fifteen years ago, Pawel Bramson was a skinhead shouting anti-Semitic and racist slogans during soccer matches. He hated Jews and blacks – simply, he says, because you need someone to blame for what’s wrong in the world. These days he...

Poland reopens probe into 1941 massacre of Jewish women

JTA March 7, 2012

PRAGUE -- Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance is reopening an investigation into the 1941 rape and murder of 20 Jewish women in the Polish village of Bzury. Polish Radio reported this week that the institute, which is affiliated with the Polish...

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...

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