Jewish Culture

Warsaw: Remains of the Warsaw Ghetto are few, namely the restored Nozyk Synagogue, and the Jewish Cemetery. Of particular interest are the exhibits at the Jewish Historical Institute that focus on the history of the material and spiritual culture of Polish Jews from their beginnings to the present day. Warsaw is also home to the only European theatre performing in Yiddish, the State Jewish Theatre.

Krakow: A walk in the Kazimierz Quarter takes you to the 1557 Remu Synagogue, its adjoining Old Cemetry and the Jewish Museum (formerly the Old Synagogue). One might even pass by the Memorial honoring the victims of Plaszow camp. Schindler's List was filmed on location in this quarter.

Tykocin: In this picturesque village in eastern Poland, the 17th century Tykocin Synagogue is the oldest preserved structure in Poland and the second largest synagogue, after Krakow.
Locator: 150 mi. northeast of Warsaw.

Lubin: In the 18th century, the town was Europe's center of Hasidic study. Its Jewish Cemetery is considered to be the oldest in Poland.
Locator: 120 mi. southeast of Warsaw.

Lodz: the city is often described as the city of four cultures, among which the Jewish one had a very strong impact on its everyday life; there was the biggest Ghetto in Lodz and today one of the remains is the Jewish cemetery.

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