Jewish Soldiers in the Polish Army #poland

Yale Reisner

Dear JewishGenners:
FYI - There is an interactive exhibit entitled “Patriots. Soldiers. Jews.” created by Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance currently on display on Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square just a few steps from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.   The exhibit is available for public viewing until November 7th.
Please note that information on Polish *officers* can be sought both through the Institute <> and through the Central Military Archives <>.  There is little information on rank-and-file soldiers however.
Best wishes,
Yale J. Reisner
Warsaw, Poland
JGFF #913980

dprice dprice

Here are a few more websites on Jewish soldiers of Poland and Russia: (Jewish military casualties in the Polish army)


Benjamin Meirchak's partial list of Jewish military casualties in WWII:


The Kresy Siberia Virtual Museum, which lists people deported or persecuted
in the pre-war eastern borderlands of Poland, but also contains complete
listings of Polish military unit personnel:


OBD, the Russian Defense Ministry site, which lists over a million fallen
Red Army soldiers:


The Martyrology list of Jewish soldiers killed in the Siege of Leningrad:


The Pobediteli website, which provides a multimedia history of the Eastern
Front and lists over a million surviving (in 2005) WWII Red Army veterans:

David Price researching PRAJS of Kielce/Bieliny; GORLICKI of Chmielnik; KUSZNER/BADASZ of Grodno, Belarus

David Cherson

I believe that Menachem Begin was in the "home army" of General Anders.  It was with that unit that he arrived in Eretz Israel (then Palestine).

David Cherson

Susan J. Gordon

Poldek Pfefferberg, a Schindlerjuden who had served in the Polish Army at the beginning of WWII, told Oskar Schindler that he would tell his story, fulfilled his promise years later, when writer Thomas Keneally walked into Pfefferberg's shoe/luggage shop in Beverly Hills CA. Keneally was looking to get out of the heat (and browse, maybe, for a new suitcase) but when Pfefferberg learned that his customer was an author, he started talking about Oskar...!

Susan J Gordon
New York

Rose Feldman

IGRA has found a few small list of Jewish soldiers in the Polish Army who asked to be released in Palestine. When we find such lists we add them to our collection.


Rose Feldman
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year

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Rose Feldman
Israel Genealogy Research Association
Winner of 2017 IAJGS Award for Volunteer of the Year