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British teenagers face trial over ‘Auschwitz theft’

Two British teenagers accused of stealing artefacts from the Auschwitz death camp during a school trip are to face a trial, prosecutors have said.

The pupils, from the independent Perse School in Cambridge, were allegedly seen by guards picking up buttons and fragments of a spoon from the ground. In June, the school said they had been fined after admitting responsibility. But Polish prosecutors said the boys had changed their minds and would now face a trial.

Source: British teenagers face trial over ‘Auschwitz theft’ – BBC News

December 29, 2015 Posted by | News | Comments Off on British teenagers face trial over ‘Auschwitz theft’

1935: World’s First Female Rabbi Is Ordained, in Germany

1935: World’s First Female Rabbi Is Ordained, in Germany

Regina Jonas remained outside the Orthodox establishment, but provided spiritual services in the concentration camps where she wound up and died.

Regina Jonas was ordained as a rabbi in Offenbach am Main, Germany. With an ordination certificate signed by the head of Germany’s Liberal Rabbis’ Association, Jonas is thought to be the first woman ever to receive ordination – though the country’s Orthodox rabbinate did not recognize her status. Less than a decade later, she was dead, having been murdered at Auschwitz.

Source: 1935: World’s First Female Rabbi Is Ordained, in Germany – This Day in Jewish History – Haaretz

December 27, 2015 Posted by | News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Carrey with Krakow Tours in Wieliczka

Jim Carrey in Wieliczka

Jim Carrey, Krakow tours in Wieliczka Salt Mine

December 15, 2015 Posted by | Events, News | , , | Leave a comment

Elton John to headline ‘Life Festival’ in Oswiecim.

Elton John will headline the next Life Festival Oswiecim.

He will perform in the city of former Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, at the festival in June, the festival announces on Thursday.

“Like everyone, I am shocked by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere.

In June, in Oswiecim, we’ll be celebrating life, peace and music,” says John in a statement published on the festival’s website.

December 6, 2015 Posted by | Auschwitz, Events, News | Leave a comment

Płaszów Concentration Camp, Kraków

December 3, 2015 Posted by | Auschwitz, Recommendations, Tour Information | 2 Comments

   

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