News in Brief

InDNegev festival is sold out

Tickets have sold out for the three-day alternative music festival InDnegev in Mitzpeh Gevulot, which begins today. More than 5,000 tickets were sold, organizers said, and no additional tickets will be available on-site. “It’s exciting to see there are more and more people who believe in this movement,” the organizers said in a statement, adding, “There’s a place in Israel for independent culture that can unite all the colors of the social spectrum.” Some 80 artists and ensembles are scheduled to perform, including Eviatar Banai, Marina Maximilian Blumin, Yehu Yaron, Ester Rada, Shlomo Bar and Rejoicer, The Flying Baby, Shai Tsabari, Tiny Fingers, System Ali and Yuppies with Jeeps. (Ben Shalev)

Pole who helped save Jews during Holocaust gives documents to Warsaw’s Jewish museum

A Polish man who helped save Jews from the Holocaust has donated World War II documents and distinctions he received from Israel to a Jewish history museum opening in Warsaw. The Museum of the History of Polish Jews said yesterday that 91-year-old Wladyslaw Bartoszewski has offered fake documents of Dr. Leon Feiner, a Jewish resistance leader, a ring made in the Lodz Ghetto in 1942, wartime media reports about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, his own medal of the Righteous Among Nations and other memorabilia. Bartoszewski co-founded the Zegota organization, which gave Jews fake documents and placed them with Polish families. The multi-media core exhibition of the museum is to open next year and will document the thousand-year-long history of Jewish life and culture in Poland. (AP)