Poland's Jewish community before World War II was one of the largest in the world. And it was highly diverse. There were highly sophisticated, assimilated Jews in the major cities that played an important role in the country's economy. And there were Jews in the rural villages (stetl) that followed a life little changed from the middle ages.

Poland's Jewish community before World War II was one of the largest in the world. And it was highly diverse. There were highly sophisticated, assimilated Jews in the major cities that played an important role in the country's economy. And there were Jews in the rural villages (stetl) that followed a life little changed from the middle ages.

Warszawa 1890-99

Warszawa 1890-99

Grand theatre, Warsaw, Poland. 1900. Source: U.S. Library of Congress.

Grand theatre, Warsaw, Poland. 1900. Source: U.S. Library of Congress.

Copernicus Monument, Warsaw, Poland. 1900. Source: U.S. Library of Congress.

Copernicus Monument, Warsaw, Poland. 1900. Source: U.S. Library of Congress.

fot. 1890-1905, źr. United States Library of Congress / Domena Publiczna.

fot. 1890-1905, źr. United States Library of Congress / Domena Publiczna.

Widok z Placu Zamkowego na Kolumnę Zygmunta i Krakowskie Przedmieście, ok. 1900 r.

Widok z Placu Zamkowego na Kolumnę Zygmunta i Krakowskie Przedmieście, ok. 1900 r.

Widok Dworca Warszawsko-Wiedeńskiego i ulicy Marszałkowskiej w kierunku Ogrodu Saskiego, 1890. Fot. Konrad Brandel, Muzeum Warszawy

Widok Dworca Warszawsko-Wiedeńskiego i ulicy Marszałkowskiej w kierunku Ogrodu Saskiego, 1890. Fot. Konrad Brandel, Muzeum Warszawy

Warszawa, 1890 rok.  https://web.facebook.com/949415675083036/photos/a.949499271741343.

Warszawa, 1890 rok. https://web.facebook.com/949415675083036/photos/a.949499271741343.

Pictures of Warsaw in the Late 19th Century

Pictures of Warsaw in the Late 19th Century

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