Jewish Poland & Its Role in the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

- an overview with Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February 2022, despite the Russian government’s denials, there have been major attacks on civilian targets. This has resulted in mass movements of refugees, especially from eastern and south-eastern Ukraine.

Since the start of the war, Poland has accepted the most of these refugees – over three million have crossed the border into Poland. Many have passed through to other destinations, but around two million have remained within Poland. They have been greatly assisted by both the Polish government and by the Polish people.

So, what role has the Jewish community in Poland played in assisting these refugees? Here, we ask Chief Rabbi of Poland, Rabbi Michael Schudrich.

The ASPJ thanks all those whose hard work and effort made this online event so successful.

We sincerely thank Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich for graciously agreeing to take a time-out, from his busy schedule, to participate in the event.