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As March At Auschwitz Commemorates The Holocaust, Poles Reflect On Their Country's Attitudes Toward Jews

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Kassie | Posted 04.17.2015 | Religion

KRAKOW, Poland -- On April 16, 10,000 marchers, most of them Jews and Holocaust survivors from more than 12 countries, marched from Auschwitz I to Bir...

From Here to 'Afar': The Art of Peter Forgacs

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

That feeling of being in two places, two time periods, at once, is part of the experience of a remarkable exhibit on view through May 24 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (CJM), a video and sound installation by Hungarian artist Péter Forgács.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Eastern Europe: Better Views, Cheaper Prices, and Fewer Crowds

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Paris, Rome, and London are all classic first-time Eurotrip destinations. But for savvy or returning travelers, Eastern European cities -- think: Prague, Budapest, and Tallinn, among offers -- offer just as much beauty and history, but at cheaper prices and in fewer crowds.

The Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow: A Celebration

Annette Insdorf | Posted 09.06.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Only 60 kilometers away is the death camp of Auschwitz. The Krakow Jewish Culture Festival is therefore literally and figuratively in the shadow of the Holocaust. If this event is any indication, Jewish Krakow seems to have risen like a phoenix from the ashes.

Kazimierz: Eating and Drinking in Krakow's Old Jewish Quarter

Jonathan Hirsch | Posted 10.24.2013 | Taste
Jonathan Hirsch

The bars fill up on the cobbled streets and the restaurants hum with the noise of nightlife. At the hub of this activity is Plac Nowy, the former Jewish square where a spring of establishments have sprouted in recent years, in the wake of years of disrepair.

Jewrassic Park

Marisa Fox | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Marisa Fox

Before you take sides and decide whether the ban on Jewish -- and Muslim -- ritual slaughter is anti-Semitic or a victory for animal rights activists, as its proponents claim, checking in with locals is a must. After all, context is everything, particularly when it comes to Jews and Poland.

Europe's Best Hidden Eats

SmarterTravel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From local holes-in-the-wall to trendy clandestine establishments, travelers to Europe have plenty of ways to veer off the tired tourist track when they dine. At these hidden spots, diners can immerse themselves in the local culture and be in the know despite being far from home.

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.

Krakow's Surprising Autumn Charms

Trish Kinney | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Trish Kinney

Poles place flowers, candles and lanterns on the graves of family, friends and loved ones. By the time darkness falls, the cemeteries are ablaze with light and people.

'Schindler's List' Factory To House Contemporary Art Museum

ARTINFO | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Today, Oskar Schindler's Krakow factory is taking on a new mission. Through the initiative of mayor Jacek Majchrowski, it has become a contemporary art museum.

NATO, Russia Chase 'Hijacked' Plane As Part Of First Anti-Terrorism Exercise

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- NATO and Russia teamed up Tuesday to test their ability to fight terrorism, using a military transport plane to simulate a hijacking...

Da Vinci Masterpiece To Get Wider Audience

AP | By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts

WARSAW, Poland -- It's finally been decided: Poland's most precious painting, "Lady with an Ermine" by Leonardo da Vinci, will be allowed to travel to...

Astoria Characters: The Dedicated Doctor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Dr. Tom Moulton arrives cradling an orchid in one hand and a loaf of home-made soda bread in the other. My white phalaenopsis is wilting, so he rushed right over.

Hillary Rebuts the Declinists

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Among foreign policy mandarins here and abroad, it's become axiomatic that America must radically downsize its global ambitions to avoid hubris and to match our straitened economic circumstances. Hillary Clinton is having none of it.

Yom Hashoah: Filling the Empty Spaces

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tamar Abrams

The worn four story buildings in Krakow overlooking the cafe where my family dines must once have housed families like my own.

A Journey to Remember

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

My child's increasing self-reliance has given me the time to reflect on my parents' lives. I've always been grateful to have arrived at midlife with two vital parents who live nearby.