Głogów Duke Henryk II granted Jews living in Głogów the privilege by virtue of which they had the right to own a cemetery and a school, as well as to employ an official providing religious services[1.1].

The turn of the 19th century saw the growth of interest in education. Jewish youth was urged to study or learn a craft; artisans accepting young apprentices were rewarded accordingly[1.1.1].

A Jewish school preparing children to further education in Christian schools was opened in Głogów in 1804. In 1827, the Jewish community funded the creation of a primary school[1.2].

Many prominent figures working in culture and science were from Głogów: Arnold Zweig (writer), Edmund Munk (literary historian) and Georg Caro (historian)[1.1.1].