Folk dance by the Polish community of Mexico City
|1,169 Poland-born residents (2015)
Unknown number of Mexicans of Polish descent
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There is a small Polish diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2005 intercensal estimate, there were 971 Polish citizens living in Mexico. 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.
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.
- Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born Mexican violinist and composer.
- David Ostrosky, Mexican actor to Polish mother.
- Xawery Wolski, Polish-born Mexican artist and sculptor.
- Eva Maria Zuk, Polish-born Mexican piano concertist.
- Erika Dobosiewicz, Polish-born Mexican violin concertist.
- Fanny Rabel, Polish-born Mexican artist.
- Zbigniew Paleta, Polish-born Mexican violinist and composer for telenovelas and the Cinema of Mexico.
- Pawel Anaszkiewicz, Polish-born Mexican artist.
- Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born Mexican Art Deco painter.
- Jacobo Zabludovsky, Mexican journalist and brother of Abraham Zabludovsky.
- Abraham Zabludovsky Nerubay, Mexican journalist and son of Jacobo Zabludovsky.
- Dominika Paleta, Polish-born Mexican actress.
- Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born Mexican actress and model.
- Ludwik Margules, Polish-born Mexican theatre, opera and film director.
- Kristoff Raczyñski, Russian-born Mexican actor, film producer, screenwriter and TV host of Polish descent.
- Maya Mishalska, Polish-born Mexican actress, violinist and TV presenter.
- Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Mexican-born Polish actress and singer.
- Helen Kleinbort Krauze, Polish Jewish-born Mexican journalist.
- León Krauze, Mexican journalist, author and news anchor of Polish descent.
- Arleta Jeziorska, Polish-born Mexican actress of films and telenovelas.
- Alfredo Ripstein, Mexican film producer to Polish Jewish father.
- Arturo Ripstein, Mexican film director.
- Mauricio Kleiff, Mexican screenwriter of Polish descent.
- Sara Topelson de Grinberg, Polish-born Mexican architect to Russian father and Polish mother.
- Jerzy Rzedowski, Polish-born Mexican botanist.
- Abraham Zabludovsky, Polish-born Mexican architect.
- José Woldenberg, Mexican political scientist and sociologist to Polish father and Lithuanian mother.
- Arturo Warman, Mexican anthropologist to Polish Jewish parents.
- Enrique Krauze, Mexican public intellectual, historian, essayist, critic, producer, and publisher of Polish Jewish descent.
- Moisés Kaiman, Polish-born Mexican Rabbi for the Jewish Community of Monterrey, Mexico.
- Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez, Mexican prelate of the Roman Catholic Church of Polish descent.
- "Table 16: Total migrant stock at mid-year by origin and by major area, region, country or area of destination, 2015". United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- "Los extranjeros en México" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-12-28.
- Poles in Mexico
- Hacienda Santa Rosa: a Polish Refuge in Mexico