There has been a Jewish presence in Poland for 1,000 years or more. Jews first arrived in Polish lands as traveling merchants in medieval times and over the centuries they grew to be the largest Jewish community in the world on the eve of the Holocaust.

Though the many if not most physical traces of Jewish built heritage were destroyed by the Nazis during World War II or under the communist regime in the decades afterward, there are still hundreds, maybe thousands, of Jewish heritage sites all over Poland: synagogue buildings, Jewish cemeteries, schools, rabbis’ houses and other structures.


Click the links in the sidebar to access information, resources and links to databases and web sites.

The material on these pages is for information only; we have striven to make sure all the links are live. We will continue to add more resources over time!