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Jews began settling in Poland in the 12^th century. Their population grew as persecution in other European countries increased. Jews played important economic role in the old Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The majority of Jews remained true to their native tradition and culture, but some of them assimilated to Polish society and generously contributed to the economic development of pre-war Poland. They also made a major contribution to the economic development of pre-war Poland.

Before the outbreak of World War 2, Poland had the world's biggest Jewish community and Warsaw claimed the world's biggest Jewish congregation numbering 340,000 and was one of the principal centres of the Jewish Diaspora. At present, not many Jews live in Poland. Most of the Jewish population perished during Second World War and many Jews emigrated after the war.

However many historical places and fragments of Jewish heritage can still be discovered today during our specially dedicated tours. We can offer you wide range of private tours adjusted to your needs and expectations.

Amongst most frequently visited sites related with Jewish history and culture are such cities like: Warsaw, Krakow, Lodz, Lublin, Gora Kalwaria, Krynki, Lancut, Lesko, Rzeszow, Chmielnik, Kielce, Siemiatycze, Kazimierz Dolny, Nowy Sacz, Wlodawa, Tarnow, Wroclaw, Kock, Kozienice, Lezajsk, Rymanowa and many more.

Popular travel destinations in Poland are also concentration camps like Auschwitz Birkenau, MajdanekTreblinkaSobibor, Belzec, Chelmno (Kulmhof)StutthofGross Rosen, Plaszow

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