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The Largest Jewish Cemetery in Europe

A conversation with Przemyslaw Isroel Szpilman, director of the cemetery on Okopowa Street in Warsaw.
What is this cemetery exactly?

That's simple: it is the largest Jewish cemetery in Europe. At least in terms of its number of graves. About 250,000 of them are on 33.5 hectares (approx. 82.8 acres) here. So that's probably about twenty times more than all Jews in Poland today. It is a wonderful place for educational purposes. That's why whole classes from Poland and abroad come here.

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Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland

The union organizes public worship and the cultivation of religious life, founds and maintains Jewish Communities, maintains synagogues and houses of prayer, ritual eating establishments, cemeteries and ritual baths. The union conducts broad social welfare services and publishes magazines and books. The Union is the main institutional Jewish partner in Poland for many institutions, organizations, associations, churches and religious unions.

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Polish Center for Holocaust Research

There is a need to compare and exchange the information about sources and about archival documents as well as to foster and enhance cooperation between researchers on international scale. There are many Holocaust Research Centers in various countries, and cooperation with them requires an establishment of a similar center in Poland.

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Events

"The rituals of living and eating in Jewish homes"

10.02.2005, godz. 18:00
Cracow, Galicia Museum

"Undesirable Geniuses"

17.02.2005, godz. 18:00
Cracow, Galicia Museum

"Holocaust and identity"

23.02.2005, godz. 17:00
Warsaw, Palac Staszica


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Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Wiejska 12a, 00-490 Warsaw tel. (48-22) 44 76 100, fax. (48-22) 44 76 152; www.iam.pl

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