The history of the Jews in Poland dates back over 1000 years. For centuries, Poland was home to the largest and most significant Jewish community in the world. Browse this presentation of a documentary pictorial history of Jewish life in pre-war Poland.
Jews praying at the tombstone of REMA (Rabbi Moses Isserles) o Lag ba'Omer, the anniversary of his death.
The synagogue in Orla. Originally a Calvinist church, the building was sold to the Jews of Orla in 1732.
Men studying the Talmud in the bethmedresh of a home for the aged at 17 Portowa Street, Vilna, 1937.
Housewives in Bialystok carry "tsholnt", a dish of meat, potatoes, and beans, to the baker's oven on Friday afternoon.
On Rosh Sashanah, Jews pray at a stream and, according to custom, empty the contents of their pockets into the water, symbolically casting away their sins.
Rabbi Binyomin Graubart, with teachers and students of the Mizrachi Talmud Torah on Lag ba'Omer, Staszow.