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Synagogue in Wadowice

Czarno-białe zdjęcie przedstawiające wysoki budynek synagogi, zwieńczony kopułą.
ul. Gimnazjalna 10, 34-100 Wadowice Tourist region: Beskid Mały i Makowski
tel. +48 338233496
Along with the increase of the Jewish population in Wadowice, the Jewish community built a synagogue (1885–1889).
Karol Wojtyła was brought up in the atmosphere of two cultures and two religions. Among his school friends, there were Jews, and one of them, namely Jerzy Kluger, was among his close friends. In 1936, Karol was invited by Jerzy’s father to the synagogue for a concert. It was probably the first time that the future pope walked into a temple of another religion. Today, there is no trace left of the synagogue. It was burned by the Germans in 1939. In the 1950s, a public kindergarten was built on the site of the synagogue, then, in 1989, a plaque commemorating the Jewish community of Wadowice was put.