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Shtetl Mszana Dolna in bicultural Krakow
Shtetl Mszana Dolna in bicultural Krakow

On 9.06.2024 a group of residents of our city went with us on a tour of the Jewish traces of Krakow, among which are also our own, Mszana's. First of all, in the cemetery on Miodowa Street, where the first two...

‘And I remember nothing more’ - meeting with the actress, Alina Świdowska
‘And I remember nothing more’ - meeting with the actress, Alina Świdowska

On 24.05.2024, the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna hosted a meeting with a Warsaw actress, Ms Alina Świdowska, daughter of Adina Blady-Szwajger, a legendary doctor from the Warsaw Ghetto. This was the second...

Study visit of Shtetl Mszana Dolna at the Utøya Learning Center in Norway
Study visit of Shtetl Mszana Dolna at the Utøya Learning Center in Norway

From 3.-7.06.2024, a representation of Shtetl Mszana Dolna was in Norway, at the Utøya Learning Center for a study visit for activists from organizations involved in dialogue, commemoration, anti-discrimination....

International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Mszana Dolna
International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Mszana Dolna

The 27th of January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Death Camp, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Mszana Dolna, the memory of the Victims was commemorated on Friday, 26.01.2024, at...

The Judaism Day in Mszana Dolna
The Judaism Day in Mszana Dolna

January 17 is the Day of Judaism in Poland. We conducted workshops with 3 groups of young people, who learned the basic concepts of the Jewish religion and culture and elements of the celebration of Shabbat

The Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna as seen by Robert Łabuz
The Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna as seen by Robert Łabuz

A local amateur photograph, Robert Łabuz shared his works taken at the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna — thank you!

Recording of the 2nd day of ceremony on the 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna: Restoring the Names. Unveiling the memorial with all the names of the Victims
Recording of the 2nd day of ceremony on the 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna: Restoring the Names. Unveiling the memorial with all the names of the Victims
In solidarity with Israel
In solidarity with Israel

In the face of the armed attack on the State of Israel by Hamas terrorists, we express our solidarity with the Israeli people, including the descendants of the Jews of Mszana Dolna, and assure them of our support....

Literary workshop with Patrycja Dołowy
Literary workshop with Patrycja Dołowy

On 26.07.2023, in the hospitable premises of the Mszana Dolna Town Hall, a writing workshop with Patrycja Dołowy was held. Patrycja Dołowy, who has a PhD in natural sciences, is a writer, multimedia artist,...

We are inviting you to another meeting in our educational project! This time it is about Jerusalem Syndrome
We are inviting you to another meeting in our educational project! This time it is about Jerusalem Syndrome

We would like to invite you for our next project meeting, titled intriguingly "The Jerusalem Syndrome: From Enchantment to Madness.". Rachela, our young psychologist and doctoral student, will talk about this...

The oldest living descendant of the Jews from Mszana Dolna, Golda/Jeana Chapnick, has died
The oldest living descendant of the Jews from Mszana Dolna, Golda/Jeana Chapnick, has died

We have some sad news: the oldest living descendant of the Jews from Mszana Dolna, Golda/Jeana Chapnick, has died at the age of 99. She was the granddaughter of Shulem Geller, who owned a wooden sole factory and 3...

The second edition of our educational project "The story of the bicultural, pre-war Mszana Dolna"
The second edition of our educational project "The story of the bicultural, pre-war Mszana Dolna"

We are delighted to announce that we are starting the second edition of the "The story of the bicultural, pre-war Mszana Dolna"! We would like to remind you that last year, as many as 17 meetings were held for the...

Invitiation to the meeting on the Christians of Jewish origin in Mszana Dolna
Invitiation to the meeting on the Christians of Jewish origin in Mszana Dolna

Our educational project shows the coexistence of two faiths and cultures, the Christians and the Jews, in the prewar Mszana Dolna. The two groups lived side by side, fusing with and inspiring each other, creating a...

The Project to Commemorate the Victims of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna with a Memorial with the Full Names and Age of All the Murdered
The Project to Commemorate the Victims of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna with a Memorial with the Full Names and Age of All the Murdered

Our most recent project to commemorate the actual full names of all the Shoah victims in Mszana Dolna is taking real shape! The verification of the list of those murdered in the Pańskie area on 19 August 1942 and...

81st Anniversary of the Crime at Ogrodowa Street
81st Anniversary of the Crime at Ogrodowa Street

81. years ago, in the so-called Leszczyny area of Ogrodowa Street, twenty-some young people from the city's Jewish community were shot dead. Among them were: Wanda Gutter originally from Krakow, Mania Ginsberg from...

We will commemorate the Victims of the mass execution in Mszana Dolna on 19.08.1942.  by their names
We will commemorate the Victims of the mass execution in Mszana Dolna on 19.08.1942. by their names

Every person deserves to have their name, surname, and age inscribed on his grave. Even, or perhaps especially, if it is a mass grave. Until now, nearly 900 Victims of the largest murder of Jewish people (among...

Our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation at the National Heritage Institute Gala in Warsaw
Our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation at the National Heritage Institute Gala in Warsaw

On December 5, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, the Volunteer Gala "Together for Heritage" took place in Kino Kultura in Warsaw. This program is related to grant subsidies from the National...

Meeting with students of Primary School No. 1 in Mszana Dolna
Meeting with students of Primary School No. 1 in Mszana Dolna

The great value of our work is the opportunity to meet with young people to acquaint the younger generation with the bicultural history of our city. Ms. Kasia Mielnikiewicz invited us to two groups, grades VII and...

November Days of Remembrance
November Days of Remembrance

November 1 and 2 are the days of remembrance for the dead in Poland. Jewish tradition does not know a separate Day of the Dead - they are remembered on yorcayt, or anniversaries of death, or on the occasion of...

Promotion of our monograph "Jewish Cemetery in Mszana Dolna"
Promotion of our monograph "Jewish Cemetery in Mszana Dolna"

The promotion of our monograph about the Jewish cemetery took place on 20.10.2022 in the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna. The publication crowned the project "The Story of the Jewish Cemetery in Mszana Dolna",...

We have published a monograph about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna!
We have published a monograph about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna!

"And their memory shall not cease among their descendants"    

80th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Mszana Dolna
80th Anniversary of the Holocaust in Mszana Dolna

On 21-22.08.2022, celebrations were held in our town to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Holocaust, the most tragic act of which took place in Mszana Dolna on 19.08.1942 (the 6th elul according to Jewish...

A story about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna
A story about the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna

Another project of our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation. "Subsidized under the program of the National Heritage Institute - Together for Heritage".

Meeting on the Holocaust of the Mshana Jews in the Municipal Library
Meeting on the Holocaust of the Mshana Jews in the Municipal Library

On the 12th of August 2022, the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna held another meeting within the framework of our project "Story of the bicultural, pre-war Mszana Dolna". A week before the 80th Anniversary of the...

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

!שָׁנָה טוֹבָה וּמְתוּקָה

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: due to efforts of our team, especially our Vice-President, Marek Rekucki, we received a grant of PLN 7,000 from Stowarzyszenie Żydowski Instytut Historyczny (the Association of the Jewish...

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...

Exhibition on the life and death of Mshana Dolna Jews in the city center
Exhibition on the life and death of Mshana Dolna Jews in the city center

In front of the shopping center in our town, an exhibition dedicated to the memory of Mszana Jews can be seen from today. Our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation has thus inaugurated a series of events related to the...

"Hannah" project at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow
"Hannah" project at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow

We were honored to be invited as panelists, at the Galicia Jewish Museum's project in Krakow, "Hannah," which included a seminar for teachers from all over Poland. To those already involved or wishing to become...

Visit of Rotkopf family descendants in Mszana Dolna
Visit of Rotkopf family descendants in Mszana Dolna

Exactly 80 years after the horrific execution of Jews on Pansky, on 19.08.2022 descendants of the only survivor of the Rotkopf Jewish family visited Mszana. We met with them at the renovated monument to the Victims...

"Knocking on Heaven's Door - Judaism and Christianity in Polish translations of songs by Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan".
"Knocking on Heaven's Door - Judaism and Christianity in Polish translations of songs by Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan".

On 2/12/2022 the last meeting of the year was held at the City Library, dedicated to the Christian and Jewish contexts in the works of two great bards of Jewish origin, fascinated by the figure of Jesus and...

Summary of the educational project "The story of pre-war, bicultural Mszana Dolna"
Summary of the educational project "The story of pre-war, bicultural Mszana Dolna"

On 2.12.2022 we completed our educational project "A story of pre-war bicultural Mszana Dolna". It lasted less than 8 months, and included 11 meetings at the Municipal Library.  The first, on 11.04.2022, just...

Christmas campaign to help Ukraine
Christmas campaign to help Ukraine

Our Foundation once again joined in helping the residents of Ukraine, tormented by the terrible war. On 17.12.2022, our vice-president with our friend Mr. Tomasz, who provided his car, took a shipment of food and...

Renovation of the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna
Renovation of the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna

In the past, we didn't dare even dream about it. Today we have a ready program of restoration work, approved by the Regional Office for Historic Preservation. It remains - a bagatelle - to get funding. The first...

Visit of the founder of the Matzevah Foundation
Visit of the founder of the Matzevah Foundation

On 20.12.2022 we were visited by Steven D. Reece. Coming from the USA, Steven is a Baptist pastor who has been caring for Jewish cemeteries in Poland for almost eighteen years. He is the founder of the Matzevah...

The Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation in Israel
The Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation in Israel

We spent the last week of 2022 in Eretz Israel. The most important goal of the trip was to meet with descendants of Mshany Jews, survivors of the Holocaust. Some of them we already knew, with others we had spoken...

The 26th Day of Judaism in Poland
The 26th Day of Judaism in Poland

On 17.01.2023 we celebrated the 26th Day of Judaism in Poland. We celebrated it with workshops with young people and by taking part in the Krakow celebrations, at the Tempel Synagogue, where our Jacob was asked to...

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

27.01.2023 is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mszana Dolna lost more than a thousand of its inhabitants as a result of this crime: Jews and Christians of Jewish origin. Also several Roma families. This...

Letter from the Yad Vashem Institute
Letter from the Yad Vashem Institute

We have received a thank-you note from the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem, for donating to the Institute a monograph on the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna, published by our Shtetl Mszana Foundation. We donated...

Invitation to an extraordinary concert
Invitation to an extraordinary concert

On the 7th of February, Tuesday, at 5 pm, an unusual event will take place in the Meeting Room of the Town Hall in Mszana Dolna: a concert of Hasidic songs and psalms, dedicated to the memory of the Rebhun family...

Concert in memory of the Rebhun family from Mszana Dolna and Rabka
Concert in memory of the Rebhun family from Mszana Dolna and Rabka

A concert dedicated to the memory of the Rebhun family of Mszana Dolna and Rabka took place at the Mszana Dolna City Hall on February 7.2023. Psalms and Hasidic songs, also in his own compositions, were sung by...

"Jiskry" in Warsaw. This time, in this honorable role, we
"Jiskry" in Warsaw. This time, in this honorable role, we

"Yizkor in Jewish means memory, sparks light up the darkness. It's just like those people who, taking care of the remains, fragments of matzevot, abandoned objects, restore the memory of the former Jewish...

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine from our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation
Humanitarian aid for Ukraine from our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation

For the third time since Ukraine was brutally attacked by Russia, our foundation organized a campaign to help its people. On 1.04.2023 our vice-president Marek Rekucki, together with Mr. Tomasz Petrycki - who...

Happy Passower!
Happy Passower!

We wish all our Jewish friends, especially the descendants of the Jews of Mszana Dolna, a blessed Passover!

"March of Remembrance and Hope" in Mszana Dolna
"March of Remembrance and Hope" in Mszana Dolna

On 16.05.2023, we were visited by guests from Canada, participants in the 'March of Remembrance and Hope'. This is an international initiative, a programme for students of different religions and backgrounds, which...

The Kolping Academy for Social Leaders
The Kolping Academy for Social Leaders

The Vice-President of our Shtetl Mszana Dolna Foundation, Marek Rekucki, took part in the Kolping Academy for Social Leaders training, run by the Central Association of the Kolping Work in Poland. The participants...

Join us in a meeting about Jewish Shavuot and Christian Pentecosts festivals
Join us in a meeting about Jewish Shavuot and Christian Pentecosts festivals

At the end of this week the Jewish Feast of Weeks - Shavuot, the Pentecost of Judaism starts. It will begin on 25.05.2023 on Thursday evening and last until sunset on Saturday. Then, on the eve of the Solemnity of...

Hag shavuot sameach!
Hag shavuot sameach!

We wish all those celebrating Shavuot, especially the descendants of the Jews of Mshana Dolna, a happy and blessed holiday!

Shavuot-Pentecost. Educational meeting in the library
Shavuot-Pentecost. Educational meeting in the library

On 26.05.2023, in the Municipal Library in Mszana Dolna, a meeting around Shavuot - Pentecost, prepared by us, took place. It was the first event of this year's second edition of our educational project 'The Story...

Help with the renovation of the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna
Help with the renovation of the Jewish cemetery in Mszana Dolna

The Jewish cemetery is the oldest monument in Mszana Dolna and the only material trace of the Jewish community of our town. Unfortunately, the matzevot are in a deplorable condition and this is really the last...

"Wdzięczność • Gratitude • הכרת הטוב" - B'nai B'rith International award for Urszula Antosz-Rekucka
"Wdzięczność • Gratitude • הכרת הטוב" - B'nai B'rith International award for Urszula Antosz-Rekucka

B'nai B'rith International has announced the winners of the first edition of the Gratitude Award - הכרת הטוב - honoring Polish citizens involved in the preservation of Jewish heritage in Poland and the...

Christians of Jewish descent in Mszana Dolna
Christians of Jewish descent in Mszana Dolna

On 23.06.2023 another meeting in our educational project "Story of bicultural, pre-war Mszana Dolna" edition 2023 took place. It focused on Christians of Jewish origin in Mszana Dolna. They were somehow separate,...

The "Gratitude-Hakarat Ha-Tow" Award Gala at the Polin Museum in Warsaw.
The "Gratitude-Hakarat Ha-Tow" Award Gala at the Polin Museum in Warsaw.

On the 27th of June, a gala ceremony was held to present the "Gratitude-Gratitude-הכרת הטוב" award, granted for the first time by B'nai B'rith International. The award honors individuals and institutions...

Bat mitzvah of Chana Miriam, daughter of Avraham Taylor, a descendant of the Rebhun family
Bat mitzvah of Chana Miriam, daughter of Avraham Taylor, a descendant of the Rebhun family

Shalom Rebhun, grandson of Amalia and David Pesach of Mszana Dolna, celebrated his 90th birthday, and the daughter of his grandson, Avi, Chana Miriam, her Bat Mitzvah. A Bat Mitzvah is a celebration of a girl's...

90th birth anniversary of Shalom Rebhun, grandson of Amalia and David Pesach of Mszana Dolna
90th birth anniversary of Shalom Rebhun, grandson of Amalia and David Pesach of Mszana Dolna

The grandson of those resting in the mass grave on the Lord's, Amalia and David Pesach Rebhun, Shalom Rebhun, celebrated his 90th birthday! The whole family gathered on this occasion: Shalom's sister Miriam,...

Literary workshop with writer Patricia Dołowy
Literary workshop with writer Patricia Dołowy

We would like to invite you to the first of the summer meetings of the 2nd edition of our "Tales of Bicultural, Pre-War Mszana Dolna". This time a real treat: a literary workshop with writer Patrycja Dolowy! Under...

Plaque restoring the names of Shoah Victims from Mszana Dolna is ready!
Plaque restoring the names of Shoah Victims from Mszana Dolna is ready!

The 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna is fast approaching: on 20. and 21.08.2023 we will commemorate and mourn over a thousand of our murdered fellow citizens. The most important commemorative event is...

About the "Jerusalem Syndrome" in our educational project
About the "Jerusalem Syndrome" in our educational project

On the 4th of August 2023, in the Meeting Room of the Town Hall in Mszana Dolna, the fifth meeting in this year's edition of our educational project "The Story of the Bicultural, Pre-War Mszana Dolna" took place....

Volunteer works at the Jewish cemetery and Mass Grave
Volunteer works at the Jewish cemetery and Mass Grave

On 18.08.2023 an amazing volunteer action at the Jewish cemetery and mass grave at Pańskie. Twenty great volunteers work hard to get everything's done before the predicted storm, and it was also necessary to...

19.08.2023 Mszana Dolna
19.08.2023 Mszana Dolna

The official commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of the Holocaust in Mszana Dolna will take place on 20-21.08.2023, to respect the Sabbath rest, but the calendar 81st Anniversary of the horrible crime against a...

Commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna - day one: "Lost Beauty"
Commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in Mszana Dolna - day one: "Lost Beauty"

On 20-21.08.2023, ceremonial commemoration of the 81st Anniversary of the Shoah in our town took place. 19.08.1942 is a symbolic date, when the occupants: SS-men from Nowy Sącz, with the cooperation of the mayor...

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