Tribute to an Aliyah Like No Other

A conference last week celebrated the achievements of the 'Gomulka aliyah,' an underreported wave of immigration from Poland in the late 1950s, whose participants weren't Zionist but fell in love with their adopted homeland.

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Last week, after a delay of 55 years, the Polish community in Israel gave itself a kashrut stamp at the first conference of what is called the “Gomulka aliyah,” held last Friday at Tel Aviv University.