Polish Mexicans

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There is a Polish diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2005 intercensal estimate, there were 971 Polish citizens living in Mexico.[2] Furthermore, by the estimate of the Jewish community, there may be as many as 15,000 descendants of Jewish migrants from Poland living in Mexico.[3]

Polish Mexicans
polscy meksykanie

Folk dance by the Polish community of Mexico City
Total population
1,169 Poland-born residents (2015)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Mexico City
Roman Catholicism, Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Other Polish diasporas

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Polish children that arrived as refugees in Santa Rosa, Guanajuato.

The first Poles arrived in Mexico during the French intervention in Mexico. In May 1942, Mexico declared war on Germany. To show solidarity with the Polish people, Mexico accepted in 1943 over 2,000 Polish refugees including 1,400 Polish orphans to settle in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. After the war, many of the refugees remained to live in Mexico.[4]

Many members of the Polish Jewish community trying to immigrate to the United States were refused entry; not wanting to return to Europe they requested asylum in Mexico, some ships were diverted to the Mexican territory and entered them through ports of Tampico, Veracruz and Puerto Progreso. A large part of the Ashkenazi Jewish community in Mexico was born in the Polish territory.

When Poland adopted a communist government, a second wave of Polish immigrants arrived in Mexico, who fled their government and again asylum was given to numerous Polish citizens, they built a generation of Mexican Poles born in Mexico. A numerous Polish-Catholic community in Mexico also arose due to the persecution by the Polish communist government.

The Polish community from Mexico are the third largest community in Latin America, after Brazil and Argentina; They are currently one of the largest communities of Europeans in Mexico, they are a very prominent community in the arts, science, economy and politics of the country.

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