On-road training course on the cross-border route
3 countries, 24 towns, 50 participants, 2500 kilometres
Poland - Belarus - Ukraine
The participants of a week-long training course visited 24 towns in Ukraine, Belarus, and Poland between 6-12 of September 2015. It happened within the scope of the Shtetl Routes project. The journey's aim was to popularise the knowledge of the unique cultural heritage of small towns, as well as to meet and forge contacts with people from the three countries, all of them dealing with Jewish culture in their work. Along the route taken by the group of more than 50 people there were, among others, synagogues, cemeteries, museums, and places of remembrance of towns such as Ostroh and Pidhaitsi (both in Ukraine), Slonim and Navahrudak in Belarus, and Tykocin and Siemiatycze in Poland. The visits to all these town were supplemented by lectures on the culture and history of Jews living on this threshold. What follows is the photographic documentation from the journey.