Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

 

Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism in borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine

 

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Journeys

Journeys

We invite you to travel through the Forgotten Continent by shtetl routes of the Polish, Belorussian and Ukrainian borderland.

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Shtetl, shtetlekh, township...

Shtetl, shtetlekh, township...

Co-existing churches – Catholic and Orthodox, synagogues, mosques, necropoleis – Christian, Jewish, and Muslim alike, all formed the space of townships and constituted a physical proof of the intermingling of cultures. 

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Jewish fables and tales

Jewish fables and tales

Fairy tales are magical stories, folk fables depict the lives of common folk, often enriched with divine or magical intervention. Supernatural tales express fear of evil forces – such as dybbuks, demons (especially the widespread stories of demoness Lilith, reflecting male fears about a beautiful woman able to cast an evil spell). Mystical tales on the other hand show wondrous deeds of great people, usually prominent rabbis.

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A Tale of Two Towns

A Tale of Two Towns

I had been to Żółkiew several times and always wanted to come back. There is something mystical about the place. It is completely off the tourist path—and at the same time so much a part of European history.

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Yizkor book of Wojslawice

Yizkor book of Wojslawice

Sefer zikaron Voislavitse (Yizkor book in memory of Voislavize), Editor: Shimon Kanc, Former Residents of Voislavize, Published: Tel Aviv 1970 (H,Y 515 pages)

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The Shtetl Routes travel package

The Shtetl Routes travel package

The Shtetl Routes travel package includes:

-       The guidebook: Shtetl Routes. Travels Through the Forgotten Continent

-       A map of the Jewish heritage objects located in the borderland of Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine

-       A USB card with the Shtetl Routes app containing  a pdf version of the guidebook as well as 3D digital models of historical towns and synagogues from the borderland of Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine

-       A tote bag with the Ośrodek „Brama Grodzka – Teatr NN” logo

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