New Wroclaw Kehilalinks

Hi All
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I visited Wroclaw, Poland in May this year.

It was formerly known as Breslau, when it was part of Germany.

This city boasts 11 Nobel Prize winners, 4 of whom were Jewish.

The composer Johannes Brahms was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university and wrote the Academic Festival Overture in return!

A kehilalink is a set of webpages about a Jewish community, which contains information, photos, stories or memoirs, written by volunteers. Wroclaw is the latest of my eleven kehilalinks I have written. The next is Lublin.

For the full list, visit:

The kehilalink network is part of, the largest Jewish Genealogical organisation, based in New York.
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C0ordinates  51°06′ N, 17°02′ E

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International Jewish Cemetery Project

Report on the Wrocław Cemetery

Jewish Wrocław

Wrocław – The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

Jewish cemetery of Wroclaw – YouTube

Wroclaw – Jewish Cemetery at Lotnicza Street

The White Stork Synagogue in Wrocław – You Tube

Rebirth in Wroclaw – A Jewish wedding in Poland celebrates more than marriage

Ken Arkwright of Perth, born in Breslau

Jewish Population in  1880 was 17500 and in 1933 was 19722

In SW Poland, the historical capital of Lower Silesia. Largest city in western Poland

Nearby Jewish Communities:

  1. Oleśnica 17 miles ENE
  2. Prusice 19 miles N
  3. Środa Śląska 19 miles WNW
  4. Bierutów 22 miles E
  5. Brzeg 26 miles SE
  6. Żmigród 26 miles N
  7. Twardogóra 26 miles NE

3 Replies to “New Wroclaw Kehilalinks”

  1. A One-of-a-Kind Festival of Jewish life in Poland.

    We are pleased to share with you the exciting news about an upcoming Jewish wedding, which will take place on June 22, 2014 at the White Stork Synagogue in Wroclaw. Together with the Jewish Community of Wroclaw and the Bente Kahan Foundation responsible for the renovation of the spectacular Wroclaw Synagogue, the happy couple: Katka Reszke and Slawomir Grünberg have decided to turn their chuppah ceremony into a one-of-a-kind festival of Jewish life in Poland.
    The wedding day – Sunday, June 22 – will be a day filled with music, dance, and art activities featuring Jewish leaders and artists from Poland and abroad. The event will be open to the public, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, making it an exceptional opportunity to experience contemporary Jewish life and culture as an authentic part of the Polish social and cultural landscape.

    The bride and groom were both born in Poland, where they grew up unaware of their Jewish ancestry. They both went on to embrace and reclaim their Jewish heritage in adulthood. They met in 2007 and have since been bound emotionally, as well as professionally. While they share their time between Poland and New York, they are both actively invested in the revitalization of Jewish life in Poland, also through their documentary films and writings.
    We would like to invite you to become a partner in supporting this rare occasion and helping us create an unforgettable event showcasing real Jewish life in 21st century Poland.

    For media inquiries and to find out more about how you can donate or offer different kind of support, please contact or the Bride and Groom at or

    More information on the websites:

    We look forward to welcoming you at this remarkable event!


    Aleksander Gleichgewicht, President of the Jewish Community of Wroclaw

    Bente Kahan, President of the Bente Kahan Foundation

    Magdalena Dorosz, Deputy Director of the Jewish Community of Wroclaw

    Rabbi Tyson Herberger, Chief Rabbi of Wroclaw and Lower Silesia

    Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland

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