Poland’s Jewish community had rebounded, but now there’s ‘a growing feeling of unease’

Source: The Washington Post

 On any given Friday night, the only synagogue in this city to survive the Holocaust draws enough worshipers for a minyan, the obligatory quorum of 10 Jewish adults. Not too long ago, Rabbi Michael Schudrich said, that would have been unthinkable.

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On the eve of World War II, Warsaw was home to Europe’s largest Jewish community. But the liquidation of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust, followed by an anti-Semitic campaign that drove thousands of Jews from the country in 1968, meant that for decades the community existed mostly as a fading memory. Very few Jews were left, and some never told their children they were Jews. In recent years, though, and against all odds, Jewish life has revived in Poland.

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