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What do Judaism and Christianity have in common?
What do Judaism and Christianity have in common?

"The Jewish religion is not an external reality vis-à-vis Christianity, but something internal; our attitude toward it is different than toward any other religion," John Paul II taught. "Jesus is a Jew and will be...

The Jorcajt of the Rabbi of Mszana Dolna, Natan Dawid Holländer
The Jorcajt of the Rabbi of Mszana Dolna, Natan Dawid Holländer

Amsane Rebbe at a memorial event for his great grandfather Rabbi Nathan David Holländer.

The 8th National Conference of Leaders of Dialogue
The 8th National Conference of Leaders of Dialogue

After two years of break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, on 10-12.06.2022 in Wiązowna near Warsaw a meeting of people involved in preserving Jewish heritage of Poland, documenting and educating about Jewish...

Meeting about Jewish families from Mszana Dolna
Meeting about Jewish families from Mszana Dolna

On the 3th of June in the Mszana Dolna Municipal Library we told the inhabitants about Jewish families who once lived in Mszana Dolna - there were about one hundred of them! We recalled their contribution to the...

Meeting with Jewish culture: paper cutting
Meeting with Jewish culture: paper cutting

On May 25th, 2022, a lecture and Jewish paper cutting workshops took place in the hospitable surroundings of the Mszana Dolna Municipal Library. The workshops were carried out by Ms. Anna Wencel from the Galicia...

Meeting with students in Mszana Górna
Meeting with students in Mszana Górna

On May 17th, 202 we had the pleasure of telling the history of Mszana and the surrounding area Jews to 8th grade students from Mszana Górna. We would like to thank Mrs. Marta Kubies and Mr. Jarosław Mazur for...

Yom Ha Shoah 2022
Yom Ha Shoah 2022

On 27.04.2022 after sunset, the Day of Remembrance - Yom Ha Shoah - began. We visited all three resting places of Holocaust Victims in Mszana Dolna, lighting the lights of remembrance, reciting psalms and...

Meeting with Jolanta Kruszniewska from Jagiellonian University about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna
Meeting with Jolanta Kruszniewska from Jagiellonian University about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna

On 28.04.2022 in the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna a meeting with Jolanta Kruszniewska, a PhD student of the Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University took place. This was the third event in...

Meeting with the writer Patrycja Dołowy
Meeting with the writer Patrycja Dołowy

On 22.04.2022 in the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna a meeting with well-known writer Patrycja Dołowy took place. The meeting was organized by us as a part of the project "The story of bi-cultural, pre-war...

Paschal roots of Easter - a meeting within the framework of the project "A story about Mszana Dolna, a bi-cultural, pre-war town"
Paschal roots of Easter - a meeting within the framework of the project "A story about Mszana Dolna, a bi-cultural, pre-war town"

On 11.04.2022 in the Town Library we inaugurated our project "A Tale of the Bicultural, Pre-War Mszana Dolna" with a meeting about bonds between Christianity and Judaism on the example of memories of...

Our help for Ukraine
Our help for Ukraine

In connection with the ongoing war in Ukraine, we contributed to the humanitarian aid for the victims of Russian aggression - together with the "Caritas" volunteers we collected a full truckload of gifts which were...

"Zoom in to the Forum" on saving memory in Mszana Dolna, Polish-English version
"Zoom in to the Forum" on saving memory in Mszana Dolna, Polish-English version
Urszula Antosz-Rekucka awarded in the Polin 2021 Award competition
Urszula Antosz-Rekucka awarded in the Polin 2021 Award competition

The founder and president of our Foundation, Urszula Antosz-Rekucka, received an honourable mention award in the prestigious, nationwide Polin 2021 Award competition. The POLIN Award, established by the Museum of...

POLIN Award for Leaders of Dialogue
POLIN Award for Leaders of Dialogue

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews has announced the shortlist for this year’s POLIN Award. The jury selected 6 nominees from among over a hundred candidates and 3 of them are members of our Leaders...

79th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Mszana Dolna
79th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Mszana Dolna

As every year, we prepared a celebration of the anniversary of the most tragic day in the history of Mszana Dolna, when within a few hours Nazis murdered almost the entire Jewish community of our town. At least 881...

Jahrzeit of the Holocaust of Jews from Mszana
Jahrzeit of the Holocaust of Jews from Mszana

According to the Jewish calendar it happened on Elul 6th, according to the Roman calendar - on August 19th. On that day, in 1942, at the Pańskie in Mszana Dolna, the Germans murdered practically the entire Jewish...

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day
The International Holocaust Remembrance Day

As every year, on January 27 – the International Holocaust Remembrance Day – we lit the lights of remembrance at the mass graves of Jews in Mszana Dolna: at Ogrodowa street where the victims from May 1, 1942...

Day of Remembrance for the Victims and Heroes of the Holocaust
Day of Remembrance for the Victims and Heroes of the Holocaust

On the Day of the Remembrance for the Victims and Heroes of the Holocaust, celebrated on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (according to the Jewish calendar, state ceremonies are held in...

 Great News!
Great News!

On April 11, 2021, Gaya the daughter of Shiri Rosenberg and Roee Schlisenberg, granddaughter of the Szoszana and Yehuda Rosenberg, and great-granddaughter of the rescued Golda Berger, great-great-granddaughter of...

Sztetl Mszana Dolna Foundation
Sztetl Mszana Dolna Foundation

For the sake of our actions of protecting the memory, educating and taking care for places of martyrdom, being more effective, we established the Sztetl Mszana Dolna Foundation. It was entered in the Register of...

Cleaning work at the Jewish cementery
Cleaning work at the Jewish cementery

When it became possible and the weather had improved, at the turn of May and June we started cleaning up the matzevot in the Jewish cemetery to decipher them. We mowed some grass, collected rubbish and branches,...

Children's Day at the mass grave of the Jews from Mszana
Children's Day at the mass grave of the Jews from Mszana

During the mass execution of Jews in Mszana Dolna on August 19, 1942. 171 children under 10 and another 167 adolescents were murdered. With a group of young people, we decided to commemorate their memory on the...

Urszula Antosz-Rekucka received the "Protecting Memory" award
Urszula Antosz-Rekucka received the "Protecting Memory" award
Fundrising for a symbolic matzeva for victims of the Holocaust buried in unmarked pits at the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna
Fundrising for a symbolic matzeva for victims of the Holocaust buried in unmarked pits at the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna

At the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna, there are buried at least several dozen victims killed during the entire period of World War II - from autumn 1939. until the end of the occupation. These are, among others,...

Jewish Cementery in Mszana Dolna, photos by Artur Grzybowski
Jewish Cementery in Mszana Dolna, photos by Artur Grzybowski
Rosz HaSzana 5782
Rosz HaSzana 5782

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More groups of young people learn about the two-cultural history of Mszana Dolna
More groups of young people learn about the two-cultural history of Mszana Dolna

The work with youths is of key importance for our activities. They are the future, and a lot depends on their upbringing in the spirit of respect and dialogue. That is why we take young people on the trail of the...

Lea Weissberger has died
Lea Weissberger has died

Lea Weissberger has died. She was married to Yehuda, son of Samuel Weissberger. The last survivor of the Holocaust in this family. תנצבה

At the Jewish cemetery with our expert, Jolanta Kruszniewska
At the Jewish cemetery with our expert, Jolanta Kruszniewska

As you know, cataloging the Jewish cemetery is primarily the work of Jola Kruszniewska, a Judaist, PhD student at the Jagiellonian University. She decipher and describes every matzeva, creates an index of...

Leaders of Dialogue from Małopolska in Mszana Dolna.
Leaders of Dialogue from Małopolska in Mszana Dolna.

On September 3-5, 2021, a regional meeting of Leaders of Dialogue was held. We are honored to be part of this noble group. Forum for Dialogue is the largest and oldest Polish non-governmental organization...

Our plans to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust
Our plans to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust

On 19.08.2022. there will be the 80th anniversary of the Holocaust of Jews from Mszana. The monument on Pańskie Street, erected by the son of one of the Victims, is deteriorating, cracking, and fragments of the...

Academy of Remembrance Guardians
Academy of Remembrance Guardians

On 11-12.10.2021 we took part in the "Academy of Remembrance Guardians", a series of cultural and educational activities for local activists, representatives of informal groups and non-governmental organizations,...

Sztetl Mszana Dolna at Kraków Ecumenical Bible Days
Sztetl Mszana Dolna at Kraków Ecumenical Bible Days

For several years now, Krakow has been running the Ecumenical Biblical Marathon, crowning the Krakow Ecumenical Bible Days. We decided to participate, because apart from caring for Christian-Jewish dialogue and...

November time of memory
November time of memory

The first days of November are the traditional time of remembrance of the dead in Poland. We visited all the resting places of our Jewish fellow citizens: the old Jewish cemetery at Zakopiańska street, mass graves...

We received a grant for the renovation of the monument to the Holocaust Victims at Pańskie!
We received a grant for the renovation of the monument to the Holocaust Victims at Pańskie!

Wonderful news: we received a grant of PLN 7,000 from Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny (the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute) for the renovation of the monument at the mass grave of Jews...

Urszula Antosz-Rekucka  is the finalist of 2021 POLIN Award!
Urszula Antosz-Rekucka is the finalist of 2021 POLIN Award!
The Crocus Project
The Crocus Project

For several years, we have been participating in the international project "Crocus" with young people from high schools in Mszana. The project is aimed at commemorating 1.5 million children-victims of the Holocaust...

Meetings with city residents and school students
Meetings with city residents and school students

As a result of participation in the Academy of Remembrance Guardians, we have prepared our original project to familiarize the local community with the figures of the Righteous Among the Nations, Stefania and...

The youngest descendant of Jews from Mszana.
The youngest descendant of Jews from Mszana.

We want to share a great joy with you: on December 29, 2021, Devorah/Dora, a great-great-granddaughter of the oldest survivor from Mszana Dolna, Dora Appel, née Zins, was born,. She is the daughter of the eldest...

A visit of a descendant of the Rebhun family in Mszana Dolna.
A visit of a descendant of the Rebhun family in Mszana Dolna.

On January 18, 2022, we had the joy of hosting Avraham Taylor, great-great-grandson of Amalia and Dawid Rebhun, who once lived in Mszana Dolna, running a shop and a flour and groats warehouse. Unfortunately, they...

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

#WeRemember!

Visit of the Jewish artist-photographer Alan Metnick in Mszana Dolna
Visit of the Jewish artist-photographer Alan Metnick in Mszana Dolna

We wrote in May about Alan Metnick's visit to our town. We showed him around the Jewish traces, he was especially interested in the memorials and the Jewish cemetery. Today, we are sharing a photo report from that...

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