Where did your family live before the second world war? If the answer is Poland, there is an incredible new resource for you to avail yourself of. It is the Virtual Shtetl. The Virutal Shtetl’s mission is “promoting knowledge of, developing an awareness of and commemorating the history of Polish Jews.” This site is an online archive which contains information about communities, photos, cemeteries, maps, documents, and news about what is happening in Poland currently. The Virtual Shtetl is a project in progress. You are invited to share your photographs, documents, films, and any other pertinent material to help preserve the memory of Poland’s Jewish community.
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