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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Ashmyany guidebook

Ashmyany guidebook

Pol. Oszmiana, Bel. Ашмяны, Yid. אָשמענע

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Bolekhiv - guidebook

Bolekhiv - guidebook

Ukr. Болехів, Yid. באָלעכעוו

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Dzyatlava guidebook

Dzyatlava guidebook

Pol. Zdzięcioł, Bel. Дзятлава, Yid.זשעטל

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Józefów Roztoczański - guidebook

Józefów Roztoczański - guidebook

Ukr. Юзефув, Yid. יוזעפוף

Books printed in Józefów met with resistance from the state and from the rabbinical censorship. In a letter to Zamoyski, one censor called them “highly” sensitive.

Hanna Krall, The Blue, in: There is No River There Anymore, Cracow 2001

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Kazimierz Dolny - guidebook

Kazimierz Dolny - guidebook

Ukr. Казімеж-Дольни, קוזמיר Yid.

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Khust - guidebook

Khust - guidebook

Ukr. Хуст, Hung. Huszt, Yid. חוסט

Here live the Ruthenian shepherds and woodcutters, the Jewish craftsmen і merchants. Poor Jews and rich Jews. Poor Ruthenians and even poorer Ruthenians.

Ivan Olbracht, Nikola Šuhaj loupežník (Czek. Nicolas Shukhai, the Bandit), 1933

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Krynki - guidebook

Krynki - guidebook

From Krynki, I brought wine and mead brewed by widow Yocheved to my inn, a beverage famous for miles around.

Yekhezkel Kotik, Meyne zikhroynes (Yid.: My Memories), vol. 1–2, 1913–1914

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Navahrudak - guidebook

Navahrudak - guidebook

First mentions of the Jewish community of Navahrudak date back to 1529. In the 16th century, the Jewish community became an integral part of the town and an active participant in its social, economic, and spiritual life.

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Pinsk guidebook

Pinsk guidebook

Pol. Pińsk, Bel. Пiнск, Yid. פּינסק

It seems Jews are everywhere in Pinsk. Not only the whole town but also the trade of the whole country is thriving thanks to their activity. Craftsmen, merchants, hackney drivers – all of them are Jews, and nothing can happen here without a Jew.

Nikolay Leskov, Iz odnovo dorozhnovo dnevnika (Rus.: From a Travel Journal), 1862.

 

 

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Radun guidebook

Radun guidebook

Pol. Raduń, Bel. Радунь, Yid. ראַדין ‎

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Sejny - guidebook

Sejny - guidebook

Lith. Seinai, Rus. Сейны, Yid. סייני

 


It was blue here. Up there there were polychrome paintings. This is the balcony where my mother and younger brothers were standing.

Max Furmański

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Szczebrzeszyn - guide book

Szczebrzeszyn - guide book

Yid. שעברעשין, Rus. Щебрешин

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Wielkie Oczy - guide book

Wielkie Oczy - guide book

Ukr. Велькі Очи, Rus. Вельке-Очи, Yid. ויילקה אוצ'י, צ'י

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