New project partner

Today we would like to present you the partner of our project – Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Tarnów. The aim of the Committe is taking care of monuments of Jewish culture on territory of former Galicia Region and dissemination of knowledge on history and culture of Polish Jews. The Committee also aims at Polish-Jewish dialouge.

We encourage you to watch the short movie in which the chairman of the Committee – Adam Bartosz tells the story of Jewish cemetery in Tarnów.

We also present you a short guidebook in English which was prepared by A. Bartosz and J. Kozioł.

The book “Jewish Cemetery in Tarnów” by dr hab. Leszek Hońdo

We recommend you a publication by prof. Leszek Hońdo. He will be also responsible for supervising the inventory in the framework of our project and will be an editor of final publication.

Prof. Leszek Hońdo – since 2000 in charge of Chair in Jewish Culture at the Institute for Jewish Studies at Jagiellonian University. In 1993 he defended his doctoral thesis on religion in Franz Rosenzweig work’s and in 2000 he was granted habilitation based on book on old Jewish cemetery in Kraków. Since 1996 he is a Secretary of Commission of History and Culture of Jews at the Polish Academy of Art and Science. In years 1996-1998 he was a Board Member in Polish Association of Jewish Studies. He is a chairman of the Committee for Protection of Jewish Heritage located at the Society of Fans of History and Monuments of Kraków. He is interested in culture of Polish Jews, Jewish cemeteries in Poland, beginnings of Zionism and Jewish thought in the German circles. He is author of many publications and member of many editorial boards, one of which is „Scripta Judaica Cracoviensia”.

Our history detectives are back in action!

Our detectives again in action!
TV about our project “Matzevot of Tarnów – camp for volunteers. Edition 2” as part of the task carried out by the National Heritage Board in Poland “Volunteering for heritage 2017” by Foundation AntiSchemes 2. The project partner is the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

Project stages:

  • The first stage of the project (16-25 July 2017) is a camp for volunteers, during which time the participants will undergo theoretical training and then under the supervision of dr hab. Leszek Hońdo and Sławomir Pastuszka will carry out an inventory.
  • The second stage of the project (August-October 2017) will be the preparation of a publication containing a summary of the project (thematic articles, results of evaluation surveys conducted by volunteers, project report) and catalog of tombstones.,tarnow-detektywi-historii-znow-w-akcji.html#sthash.W667P2HV.dpbs