Bardejov possessed a large Jewish quarter where some 5000 Jews lived before World War II. This small medieval city of 35000 inhabitants lies thirty-seven miles north of Presov near the Polish border. Most of Bardejov’s Jewish community was wiped out during the war.
Despite the devastations of the war and postwar reconstruction, a few houses and an interesting eighteenth-century Polish-style synagogue remain. It was restored in 2011. Visit the website Bardejov Jewish Preservation for more information of Bardejov.