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It is the objective of the GJH & GS to preserve the legacy of Jewish history and culture in Gombin, Poland, the town of our ancestral families.  We will preserve the record of our family’s roots and genealogy so that the history of 300 years of Jewish life in Gombin will not have been destroyed by the Holocaust.

The preserved record will serve as a basis for the education of current Gombiners now living all over the world and all future generations.

Keep up-to-date on our ongoing and past projects, meetings, programs, activities, and even conference calls!

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Virtual Gombin Tours

Oct 25, Sunday, 2pm: Virtual Tour of the Gombin Synagogue

Please join us for the Virtual Gombin tour to the iconic wooden Gombin Synagogue that stood at the heart of the Jewish community for 300 years until it was destroyed by the invading Nazi army in 1939. See the haunting film made by Wojtek Wasilewski and his team using their architecturally-correct, scale model and listen to the words of Gombiner Henry Greenbaum remembering Yom Kippur in the 1930s. Finally, we view the proposed memorial plaque in its anticipated location in the center of Gąbin. Invite your friends and family to watch.


Dec 6, Sunday, 2pm: Gombin and Poland in the 1920s and 30s

What's New with Gombin

New Video: George Nosal Interview in Cleveland, 2019

Click here to check out this interview with Gombiner George Nosal. George Nosal was born in Poland in 1922 and may be the oldest living Jewish Gombiner at the time of this interview filmed during a Gombin Society Board meeting in Cleveland in the summer of 2019.  He is a marvelous story-teller and recounts some of his remarkable life, escaping Poland during the Nazi invasion, surviving the Russian internment, joining the British army, and eventually returning to Gombin after the war.  George now lives in Toronto, Canada with his son Alex. The photo (at the left) is frame 304 from… Read More »


Gombin Jewish Cemetery Fence Repair Project The Jewish Community of Gąbin, 1918-1945. Magdalena Karczewska. Master’s Thesis, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, 2004 “Who Will Write Our History” Warsaw Ghetto Film Database of headstones in the Gąbin (Gombin) Jewish Cemetery Gombin Yizkor Book – Available for Purchase New What’s New Section
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