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Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

The Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula has existed long before Portugal itself became a country. The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences helped create this nation’s rich cultural heritage.This beautiful journey shows a growing interest in Portugal’s Jewish legacy in places such as Lisbon, Porto and many smaller villages and for […]

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Discover Torun’s medieval charm and Jewish legacy

Discover Torun’s medieval charm and Jewish legacy

This medieval town located in northern Poland is the birthplace of the famed astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, is also known for their gingerbread making as well as being one of the few Polish cities to escape major damage in World War II.  The city earned its UNESCO status for its preserved street pattern and medieval brick buildings.  Torun […]

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Chiune Sugihara, “Japanese Hero to the Jews”

Chiune Sugihara, “Japanese Hero to the Jews”

Most Americans know of Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved more than 1,200 lives during the Holocaust, by hiring Jews to work in his factories and fought Nazi efforts to remove them. But not so many people know about Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who disobeyed his government’s orders and issued visas that allowed […]

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