The site of this organization in English and German is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Jews from Poland, the area of Kaliningrad and Lithuania. The site includes information about prominent people and places in the area, including synagogues. You can also download a walking tour of Jewish Koenigsberg.
This massive site provides information about the arts, daily life, places, language, literature, history, politics and religion of Jews in Eastern Europe from their earliest presence there to the end of the twentieth century. This is a major resource and a first stop for anyone doing research in this area.
Home page of the All Ukrainian Jewish Congress, this site describes itself as "the largest Jewish organization in the Ukraine." It provides information about the group and the community and a directory of Jewish communities and contacts in the region.
Association of Israelis of Central European Origin
This site in English, Hebrew and German contains information about the organization, its activities and branches, as well as historical details about the immigration of Jewish from Central Europe to Israel.
Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine
“The Central Judaica Database is an internet database featuring artifacts and documents related to Jewish culture, scattered throughout Poland and around the world. The Database contains descriptions as well as 2D and 3D photographs of over 3000 objects from the collections of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw – our first project partner. The Database will be expanded to include the resources of other partners.”
Centropa is a project of the Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation. Its goal is to use a variety of technologies "to create a window into Jewish history, and current events, in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union." The site includes access to the Witness to a Jewish Century, a searchable online library of Jewish family pictures and accompanying oral histories. The Contemporary Archive highlights Jewish communities today in this part of the world and offers travel tips. There are also book reviews, recipes, slide shows, and links to relevant sites. This is a rich resource for anyone interested in this part of the world.
“Rujen.ru provides an Internet version of the Encyclopedia of Russian Jewry, which is published in Moscow since 1994, giving a comprehensive, objective picture of the life and activity of the Jews of Russia, the Soviet Union and the CIS. The encyclopedia is structurally divided into three parts: 1. biographical information, 2. local history of the Jewish community in pre-revolutionary Russia, the Soviet Union and the CIS, and 3. thematic information on concepts related to Jewish civilization, the contribution of the Jews of Russia in various fields of activity, various Jewish social, scientific, cultural organizations, etc. The originally published volumes contain more than 10,000 biographies and more than 10,000 place names. The electronic version contains corrections and additions in the form of new articles.” This site is in Russian.
"The European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC) is the networking agency of Jewish institutions and communities concerned with planning and co-ordinating action in the fields of social welfare, formal and informal Jewish education, leadership training and culture. Established in 1968, the ECJC comprises member communities and organizations in 37 countries." This site offers information about events and programs in the area of education, social welfare, and culture taking place throughout Europe as well as details on regional events and funding offerings. There is also an entire section on restitution for Holocaust survivors. Of particular note is the links section which provides a hypertext directory of Jewish sites by country throughout Europe. This is an excellent starting point for locating Jewish institutions in both Western and Eastern Europe.
“The European Jewish Association is the biggest federation of Jewish organizations and communities working all over Europe.” In addition to information about the group, the site has links and details about its member organizations.
“The Jewish Community Museum in Bratislava has launched a new web portal for the rich Jewish heritage of Bratislava, including an interactive guide to 28 sites of Jewish interest in the city. The web site includes sections on three museums: the Jewish Community Museum, the state-run Museum of Jewish Culture, and the Arthur Fleischmann Museum, as well as the synagogue, the subterranean Chatam Sofer Memorial in the remnant of the Old Jewish Cemetery, and Bratislava’s current Jewish cemeteries.”
Subtitled "A Resource for Turkic and Jewish History in Russia and Ukraine,” this is a comprehensive site for research in all aspects of this area study. Kevin Brook who maintains the site has included a history of medieval Khazaria and other useful resources. Of particular note are the extensive set of links to the Eastern European Jewish world arranged by country.
This Hebrew language site with some material in English is dedicated to the history of the Jews in Lublin, Poland. There is material on families, the community and its leaders, a map, and other historical data.
"The Slovak Jewish Heritage Center is joint project of the Bratislava Jewish Community and the Jewish Heritage Foundation – Menorah." The site, in English and Slovak, provides information about Slovak Jewish synagogues, cemeteries, museums and history along with tour information about Jewish sites in Bratislava and Slovakia.
This searchable site in English, Russian, and Lithuanian provides information about the religion, culture, politics, and institutions of the Jewish community in Lithuania. There are useful links about the history of the Jews here and sites for tourists.
This site in English, Polish, Hebrew and German is devoted to the history of Jews in Poland. In addition to information about the project, the site has searchable databases of maps, people and towns in Poland, along with a glossary and bibliography.