Auschwitz Jewish Center

The Auschwitz Jewish Center (AJC) is the only Jewish presence in Oświęcim – the town the Germans called Auschwitz.

In 2000, the AJC opened its doors to honor the former residents of the town and to teach future generations about the destruction caused by the Holocaust.

Since 2006, the Center has been affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York.

The Center’s facilities include the Jewish Museum, Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue, the Education Center, and Cafe Bergson located in the house of the last Jewish resident of Oświęcim.

Address

Auschwitz Jewish Center
Pl. Ks. J. Skarbka 5
32-600 Oświęcim
Poland

Get in touch

+48 (33) 844 7002
www.ajcf.org
info@ajcf.pl
The Jewish Museum is housed in the home of the Kornreich family of Oświęcim. Before WWII, four families lived in the house, including two Jewish families, the Kornreichs and the Dattners. Zvi Elimelech Hirsch Kornreich was born in 1924 and grew up in this house.

Zvi celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue in 1937. In 1945, Zvi returned to his hometown. Unfortunately, he was the only survivor from his entire family of over 100 people.
Through vivid photographs, compelling original materials, and immersive new technology, the exhibition tells the 400-year history of Oświęcim’s Jewish community. Visitors are able to follow individuals and families through Oświęcim’s long history, listen to survivor testimony, and view unique and never-before-presented objects that tell the stories of centuries of Jewish life. An audiotour of the exhibit highlights for iPhone, iPad and Android is available in English, German, Hebrew and Polish.

From the collection