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Krakow Jewish Culture Festival

Festivals in Krakow and Jerusalem Feature Karski and Arendt

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
Annette Insdorf

In the early 1940s, Jan Karski was a courier for the Polish underground who snuck into the Warsaw Ghetto and then tried to warn Allied leaders about the Nazi extermination of Europe's Jews. At approximately the same time, Hannah Arendt -- a brilliant philosophy student and refugee from Germany -- was fleeing an internment camp in France, and finally arrived in New York.

It's Kool to Be Kosher in Poland: the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Richard Z. Chesnoff

This year's festivities included everything from an opening night Melaveh Malka -- a joyful farewell to the Sabbath in one of Krakow's beautifully restored synagogues featuring golden voiced cantors from three continents.