Oswiecim – Synagogue

Distance: 3 km

Learn about the only preserved Jewish prayer house in Oswiecim. The historic Chewra Lomdej Misznajot Synagogue (Hebrew: Association of Mishnah Students) is a unique trace of the Jewish history of our city.

Opened in 1918, the synagogue was converted into a German ammunition depot during World War II (1939-1945).

For a short period after the war, a handful of Holocaust survivors prayed here, and later the building served as a warehouse for carpets, among other things.

After the fall of communism, the synagogue was transferred to the Jewish Religious Community in Bielsko-Biała, which then donated it to our foundation.

The synagogue was reopened in 2000 after comprehensive renovation and restoration of its religious function.

Today, it is primarily visited by tourists and serves as a place of prayer for groups from around the world.

More information: www.oshpitzin.pl/synagoga