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A camp for youngsters in the youth movements of the Bund, held near


Members of the He - Chaluts movement from Warsaw.


A meeting of Dror youth movement members who survived in Warsaw on
October 27, 1945


Jakov Zilberstein of Warsaw and his daughter Bela.


December 11,1922 Warsaw
President Gabrjel Narutowicz on his way to the Polish Parliament to
take the oath of office. Five days later he was assassinated.


Naomi Zilberstein standing beside an automobile on a Warsaw street.


938 Warsaw Vishniac, Roman
The Old City Market Square (Rynek Starego Miasta), inside the medieval
walls of the city.


Marek Weinberg of Warsaw perished in the holocaust.


May 1926 Warsaw
Pilsudki's troops on guard with a cannon in front of the railroad
station during the coup d'etat.


Jewish actors in Warsaw pre 1939.


May 12-15,1926 Warsaw Kipnes, Menakhem
In the Jewish cemetery, a Polish military unit honors Jewish soldiers
who died fighting on Pilsudski's side during the coup d'etat.


The Nozyk synagogue in Warsaw


May 1, 1927 Warsaw
Members of the Poale Zion (Labor Zionist party) and workers march in a
May Day parade. Their signs carry Polish and Yiddish slogans -- "Down
with fascism!," "Long Live a Jewish Workers' Society in Palestine!"


A mother and son in the Warsaw ghetto


pub. June 15, 1930 Warsaw Bojm, H.
Demonstration of 50,000 Jews protesting British restrictions on Jewish
immigration to Palestine.


Members of HeChalutz Hatzair Central Committee in Warsaw ( with
Yoske Rabinowicz and Yakov Eisenberg


March 20, 1939 Warsaw
Polish troops march through the city in a demonstration of Poland's
readiness and determination to fight the Germans.


Fania Tomaszov, Aharon Bradichevski and Yehoshua Givoni.Warsaw pre


Swietokrzyska Street, where the shops of Jewish dealers in rare books
were located.


Zionist activist in Warsaw pre 1939


Dluga Street, a Jewish residential and business neighborhood.


Studio portrait of "a glazier [right] of Warsaw with his entire
stock in trade" on his back ('Jewish Daily Forward' caption in


A camp of heChalutz hazair in Warsaw in 1934.


Jews working at the start of the war, september, 1939.


Members of the Markel and Weinberg families of Warsaw who
perished in the Holocaust.


The Warsaw teacher, Avraham Lewin, on a school trip with fifth
and sixth - year students.


Avraham Lewin in a classroom of the "Gymnasiya Jehudija" girls'
school in Warsaw


The historian Dr. Emanuel Ringelblum at the head table at a
congress of Jewish historians in Warsaw.


The poet C. N. Bialik visiting Warsaw


A summer camp in Radosc for pupils of the "Gymnasiya Jehudija," a
girls' academic secondary school in Warsaw.


The family of Avraham Lewin, a teacher at the "Gymnasiya
Jehudija" girls' school in Warsaw


Jews wearing armbands, walking amid the ruins of Nalewki Street
at the corner of Franciszkanska Street, Warsaw, after the bombings of
September 1939.


Janusz Korczak with several of his young charges,
in front of the Orphans Home on Krochmalna Street in Warsaw.


The third graduating class of a nursing school in Warsaw,
photographed with administrators.


A graduation photograph of nurses at a nursing school in Warsaw.


A conference of Hebrew teachers in Warsaw.


Members of Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir at the national seminar for
counselors near Warsaw.


Janusz Korczak with members of the "Culture League," on their
visit to the orphanage in Warsaw.


raduates of a training course for kindergarten teachers at the
teachers seminary of the Tarbut educational network in Warsaw.


Several of the teenagers cared for in Janusz Korczak's orphanage
in Warsaw.
Youngsters educated in the Orphans Home of Janusz Korczak on
Krochmalna Street in Warsaw, photographed in the building's back yard.


Members of the He - Chaluts ha - Tsa'ir youth movement in Warsaw,
sailing on the Wisla River to celebrate the Lag B'Omer festival in May


Gymnastics exercises in a seminar for the Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir
youth movement counselors in Warsaw.


A seminar for Ha - Shomer ha - Tsa'ir youth movement counselors in


May Day parade in Warsaw on May 1, 1935.


Members of the Freiheit youth movement central at a May Day
demonstration in Warsaw on May 1, 1938


ports instructors organized by Freiheit and the Ha - Po'el
athletics organization in Warsaw.


Zionists in Warsaw, 1938.


Zivia Lubetkin and Simcha Rathajzer - Rotem on a street in Warsaw.


Warsaw jewish school for girls; Yehudyja


A meeting of survivors of the warsaw ghetto uprising.


A state funeral in the ruins of Warsaw for commanders of the
Polish underground Armia Ludowa who fell in combat.


Yitzhak Zuckerman on a street on the "Aryan" side of Warsaw during
the war with other members of the underground (Simcha- kazik Rathajzer
and Siewierski Stefan).


An assembly in Warsaw on the second anniversary of the uprising
in the ghetto.


Batya Lewinson, a teenaged girl hidden by a Polish family in Warsaw during the war.



min Kulik, a young Jew who lived in Warsaw under an assumed
identity, as a worker on the city's streetcar lines.



Adam Czerniakow, chairman of the Jewish council in Warsaw


The story of Entek Yizhak Zukerman, a leader of the revolt in the
Warsaw Ghetto.
Yizhak was also involved with "Habricha" (smuggling survivors from
Eastern Europe)
and establishing Kibbutz Lohamai Hagetaot as well as the Museum.


Isaac Leib Peretz (1852-1915), master of modern Yiddish literature,
Yiddish and Hebrew poet, dramatist and short-story writer, poses for a
portrait at his desk in his study room in Warsaw



Warsaw Synagogue


Vladka (Fagele) Peltel Meed is the only Holocaust survivor of her
family, most of whom perished in the gas chambers... Since she was
fair-skinned, she managed to escape from the ghetto as an "Aryan" and
began to work for the resistance as a liaison to people still in the
ghetto...she smuggled weapons to the Warsaw Ghetto. She also smuggled
Jews out of the ghetto and found hiding places for them..to read about
her go to




At the "Scouts and Wolves" summer camp.


Warsaw ghetto


Members of the Melchior Family



Schaje Naturmann's son in school uniform


members of the Melchior Family


Schaje Naturmann, his wife and son



M. Melchoir



By the wall of the ghetto


A memorial after the war.


A Nazi captured during the revolt in 1944



A Jewish school before the war.


Jewish children in a Warsaw Park.


A Jewish girl.



Jewish orphans


A Polish Army unit, among them Eli Melchior, a Jewish soldier.


Schaje Naturmann and his son

Warsaw,Tlomacka Synagoga


Tlomacka Synagoga


Warsaw 1921, on the train leaving for the port at Gdansk.



Noah Portnoy (standing), chairman of the Bund Central Committee, at a celebration of the party's 30th anniversary. (other Bond leaders seated from right) Joseph Chmurner, Meir Wasser, Sarah Schweber, Henryk Erlich, Victor Alter (in back) and Beinish Michalewicz. Warsaw, 1927.


German soldiers pointing guns at women and children during the
liquidation of the ghetto.
The original German caption (Stroop collection) reads: “Pulled from
the bunkers by force”
Warsaw, Poland, April 19- May 16, 1943 On the back:
Golda Stavarowski , Ahron Leizer (Leo) Kartuzinski , Mathylda Lamet
Goldfinger, Channa (Hanka) Lamet
On the front:Ludwik Simonsohn, Tsvi Nussbaum, Levi Zejlinwarger
(Zeilinwarger), Issrael Rondel, Artur D?b Siemi?tek (Domb Semiontek)
Chana (Henia) Zejlinwarger (Zeilinwarger)






Warsaw late 1920s- The Yiddish Theatre



The Bund parade in Warsaw 1930s



Warsaw's oldest Jewish coachman Mojsze Dawid (a name given to him by his Polish colleagues). Photograph taken by Menachem Kipnis in 1924. Photo: ?IH/YIVO.



Hashomer Hatzair Warsaw 1926.



Eilat Gordin Levitan Family members of the actress Ester - Rachel Kaminska in Warsaw in 1908. In the photo: Herman Brodati; Lina Brodati - Halpern; Ida Kaminska; Wajsman (first name unknown); Regina Kaminska; David Lui; Mina Lichtenberg - Lui; Klara - Keile Folman, the sister of Ester - Rachel; Klara's son Aleksander Folman; Yitzhak Mansklujd; Chasja Mansklujd - Halpern; Avraham - Yitzhak Kaminski; Rivka Lichtenberg; Moshe Folman; and Josef Kaminski.
From the collection of Jonas Turkow.


Photo: Roman Vishniac (1897 - 1990)
Poland - Warsaw, circa 1936



Warsaw 1956



The Tlomackie Synagogue in Warsaw. Built between 1872 and 1878, and designed by Leandro Marconi, an Italian architect, it was destryed by the Germans.




Jews on a market day in Warsaw, 1880. Stereograph by Keystone View Company. (Tomasz Wisniewski, www.szukamypolski.com)



Jewish representatives to the Sejm (parliament), Poland, ca. 1920: (1) Rabbi Moszek Eli Halpern, (2) Noah Pry?ucki, (3) Avraham Tsevi Perlmutter, (4) Dr. Berek Wajncier, (5) Yits?ak Grünbaum, (6) Osjasz Thon, (7) Uri (Jerzy) Rosenblatt, (8) Ignacy Schiper. (YIVO)


Avrom Morevski (left) with an unidentified actor from Habimah, Poland, 1920s. (YIVO)


Adam Czerniaków, meeting with a German officer in the offices of the Judenrat in the Warsaw ghetto, 1940–1941. Photograph by Hans-Joachim Gerke. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of the photographer)



Yiddish writers in a café or restaurant, Poland, ca. 1930s. (Left to right) Yoysef Tunkel, Israel Joshua Singer (in profile), unknown, Borekh-Vladek Tsharni, and others. (YIVO)


A peddler of pletslekh (flat onion breads), Warsaw, 1927. Photograph by Menakhem Kipnis. It was common for Jewish women to play the dominant role in earning their families’ livelihoods. (Forward Association/YIVO)


Today, July 22nd ( 2015) , is the 73rd anniversary of the beginning of massive deportations of Warsaw’s Jews to Treblinka. The annual March of Remembrance begins at the Umschlagplatz Monument at 6 pm. This year it is dedicated to the children who smuggled food into the Warsaw Ghetto. We hope you can join us for this solemn and important event of remembrance.
Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland - FOD?



On the 71st Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, we remember the heroism of the resisters, including Jewish fighters, who stood firm in their resolve despite the odds.

 for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland - FOD?


 Warsaw 1939 
1939/1940 Warsaw Business and Homeowners Directory is extremely rare book which was never published because of the War and is extant in only a single pre-publication proof copy. The copy Logan digitized surfaced in 2014 at an auction and was then purchased and digitized by the Central Military Library in Warsaw, with whom Logan has an agreement.
To browse the directory instead of searching it, follow the links to the different parts - you will need a plug-in, but these can be downloaded for free from the internet:


Nachum Goldman born in Vishnevo in 1894 at his bar Mitzvah in 1908 with his mother Rebecca nee Kwint or Baumgarten of Vilna. On the right is his father Solomon Goldman nee Liebman. On the left the brother of his father 
Avraham Leib Szalkowitz Ben Avigdor nee Liebman



Shandel Blumberg perished in the holocaust


The Bundist Youth Organization parade, Warsaw, Poland, 1932.
Bundism was a secular Jewish socialist movement, whose organizational manifestation was the General Jewish Labour Bund in Lithuania, Poland and Russia (Yiddish: Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln un Rusland‎), founded in the Russian Empire in 1897.





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Warsaw 1936 movie;

Search information about families in the Warsaw getto;
 A site with a video clip of Irena Sendler who saved 2,500 children
from the Warsaw Ghetto;



Index of inhabitant of city of warsaw in 1854


Search Database; Jewish records Poland;
Images of pre war Warsaw
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Warsaw Jewish cemeteries pre war
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April 19, 1943 - mid May 1943
Warsaw Jewish cemeteries today
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Warsaw (mostly Jewish) videos (MOVED HERE)


Voices from the Inferno - Holocaust Survivors Describe the Last Months in the Warsaw Ghetto


This exhibition brings together excerpts from many hours of video testimony given by the survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and former combatants in the uprising. Some of the Jews of the ghetto succeeded in escaping the ghetto after the battle that raged there and survived in hiding on the Aryan side, under an assumed identity or in the forests. Others hid deep inside the bunkers in the ghetto, but were ultimately discovered by the Germans and deported to concentration and death camps. There were also the few who managed to survive among the ruins of the ghetto until the liberation. The majority of the Jews who took part in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising were murdered, whether during the brutal suppression of the uprising, while attempting to escape the burning ghetto, in the camps or on the Aryan side. Few survived the inferno; some of their testimonies are presented here.
This unique oral documentation enables us to shed new light on the fate of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto during the uprising thereby enhancing our understanding of one of the central chapters in Holocaust history. Read more


Fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto

The Warsaw Ghetto After the Great Deportation  

In the Bunkers During the Uprising

The First Armed Resistance in the Ghetto

The Liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto

Preparing for the Uprising and Building Bunkers

Life Among the Ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto

The Last Passover in the Warsaw Ghetto

Clearing the Ruins of the Ghetto