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Poland - New Project Highlights Jewish History of Oswiecim (Oshpitzin)

Published on: May 1, 2011 02:20 PM
By: VIN News/ JTA.org
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Poland - A new multimedia project has been launched to highlight the long Jewish history of Oswiecim, the former shtetl in southern Poland where the Nazis built the Auschwitz death camp.

The project, launched this week, is called “Oshpitzin” - the Yiddish name for the town - and centers on a website, http://www.oshpitzin.pl .

Though notorious as the site of the Auschwitz camp, Oswiecim had a majority Jewish population before World War II.

The project includes an interactive map of synagogues, businesses and other pre-war Jewish sites, plus films, photographs, articles, memoirs, interviews and other educational material on its Jewish history.

Many Hasidic tazdikim, and Rabbis lived in Oshpitzin.

Read more at JTA 

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 May 01, 2011 at 11:38 PM kollelfaker Says:

i wonder if they are basing this on a book written years ago about the city with pictures and maps plus a list of those that were murdered i have my mothers copy she was born there to a belzer family

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