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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In the footsteps of local photographers

In the footsteps of local photographers

The beginnings of photography in Poland date back to 1839 when the news of the daguerreotype reached the country. Photography quickly got popular, and near the end of the 19th century professional photography salons grew in numbers fast. In some towns there were even several of them. It is worthwhile to pay attention to the fact, that the photographer's profession was usually taken up by Jews. The activity of itinerant photographers was an extraordinary social phenomenon of the break of the 19th and 20th century in Poland. They travelled the province and offered their services as photographers. No documents on the topic remain, which is why their photos are the only evidence of their activity. Currently the memory of these photographers is being brought back, but many of them remain unknown or forgotten. Because of the aura of mystery and uniqueness surrounding the black-and-white prewar photographs, it is worth it to learn something about them. We kindly invite you for a journey in the footsteps of local photographers.

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Stolin Cultural Heritage Card

Stolin Cultural Heritage Card

Столін [Belarus.],

Столин [Rus.],

סטולין [Heb.],

Stolin [Polish].

Stolin is a town in Brest region of Belarus. It is an administrative center of Stolin district. The town is situated along Kopanets River down to the point of its inflow into Goryn River 15 kilometers from the border with Ukraine. Population of the town is 12, 395 people (2013).

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Stolin guidebook

Stolin guidebook

Bel. Столін, Yid. סטולין

Stolin was a beautiful city and its scenery was rich and beautiful. Rivers, forests, trees and fields surrounded it. A city that was vibrant with a proud Jewish life.

Tova Klein–Rabinovitz, Thoughts and Memories, in: Sefer zikaron Stolin, Tel Aviv 1952, http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Stolin/Stolin.html; trans. by Sara Mages.

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Yizkor book of Stolin

Yizkor book of Stolin

Stolin; sefer zikaron le-kehilat Stolin ve-ha-seviva (Stolin; a memorial to the Jewish communities of Stolin and vicinity), Editors: A. Avatichi, Y. Ben-Zakkai, Tel Aviv 1952, Former Residents of Stolin and vicinity in Israel (H 263 pages)

 

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