The Netherlands will open a Dutch National Shoah Museum in two historic buildings on Amsterdam’s Plantage Middenlaan. The Hollandsche Schouwburg, once a city theatre, and the former Hervormde Kweekschool (earlier the Teacher Training College) directly across the street, will be used to tell the comprehensive story of the persecution, deportation and murder of more than three quarters of the Netherlands’ Jews (the Shoah). Thanks to a generous funding from the Dutch vfonds the first phase to start to realise this museum… | Read more »
On June 21st Museo della Padova Ebraica opened its doors in a former synagogue in Padua, Italy. A multimedia experience together with an exhibition of Judaïca introduces the visitor to the jewish history of Padua. For more information: Jewish Heritage Padua
A new part of the Oshpitzin core exhibit to be place in the square in front of the Museum. It will contain stories of Jewish Oswiecim in the format of a graphic novel.
The weekend of May 16-17 the Jewish Museum and synagogue in Oswiecim (part of the Auschwitz Jewish Center) will host the annual night of the museums and will be on the route for this year’s Cultural Heritage Days in Malopolska region of Poland. Find more info online.
The Jewish Historical Museum will be presenting the exhibition Roman Vishniac (Re)discovered from 4 April to 24 August 2014. This extensive retrospective introduces never before seen work of Russian-American photographer Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), who is primarily known for his pre-war photographs of Eastern European Jews. The exhibition, originally mounted by the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York, includes recently discovered vintage prints, film footage, personal correspondence and prints made for the first time from a trove of more… | Read more »