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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA

Jonny Daniels, foreground, and Robert Skrupa, a From the Depths volunteer, digging up fragments of Jewish headstones in eastern Poland, 2015.

From Polish gravestones to politics

MIEDZYRZEC PODLASKI, Poland — In a snowy woods near the border with Belarus, Jonny Daniels pulls muddy fishing waders over the pants of his tailored business suit and...

Nissim Guedj at his kosher meat shop in Amsterdam.

Kosher butchers in Europe face closure

PARIS — When Jerry Levy’s family opened one of the first gourmet kosher meat shops in France, they had some of the country’s best-laid business plans. Hailing from...

Heinz-Christian Strache of Austria's Freedom Party.

Austria’s complicated treatment of the Holocaust

VIENNA — When it comes to the Holocaust, Austria has made a lot of progress assuming responsibility. In recent years, Austrian officials have consistently acknowledged...

Thousands of nationalists marched through Warsaw, Nov. 11, 2017. (Jakob Ratz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty)

How extremist is Poland?

WARSAW — The sight of far-right activists waving racist banners and shouting anti-Semitic slogans during a nationalist march in the capital of Poland last weekend...

Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Flickr/Sergey Norin)

In 1917, Jews had two choices: exile or revolution

MOSCOW — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their...

Participants in the Limmud FSU Jewish learning conference in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2014. (Yossi Aloni)

Europe’s last dictatorship: Some Jews don’t mind

MINSK — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer,...

A scene from the film '1945' (Menemsha)

Filming the truth about post-Holocaust Hungary

BUDAPEST — The time is just after the defeat of Nazi Germany. Two Orthodox Jews disembark from a train at a rural station in Soviet-occupied Hungary and, after...

Posters of Dalal Mughrabi in Ramallah. (Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty)

Belgium freezes aid for West Bank school

BRUSSELS — Belgium said it will freeze funding for the construction of two Palestinian schools after a West Bank school the nation helped fund renamed the institution...

Raoul Wallenberg, left; Anne Frank

Can cyber-tech solve Holocaust mysteries?

AMSTERDAM — After 70 years of studying the Holocaust, historians still don’t know the exact circumstances of the tragic fate that befell two of the best-known...

One of Gateshead's 8,000 haredi residents.

Gateshead: From sleepy community to magnet

GATESHEAD, England — It’s lunchtime, and as they wait for their sandwiches at a kosher deli, five young haredi Orthodox men have a lively discussion in Yiddish about...