Centralny Komitet Żydów w Polsce

  • Political representation of Jews in Poland
  • CKŻP
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence



The most prominent official Jewish institution in Poland following the Holocaust, the Centralny Komitet Żydów w Polsce, attended to the needs of Jews from fall 1944 until 1950. It sponsored a variety of programs, providing food, shelter, education, medical assistance, cultural activities, and employment services and vocational training. The CKŻP also supervised the repatriation of Jews from the Soviet Union and assisted with legal emigration. The CKŻP was supported financially by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In 1950-10-29 CKŻP was connected with Żydowskie Towarzystwo Kultury (The Jewish Cultural Society) and it became Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce.


  • Founded in Poland, Lublin.


  • Wirtualny Sztetl, www.sztetl.org.pl YIVO Institute for Jewish research, www.yivoencyclopedia.org