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

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

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Haradzishcha - Cultural Heritage Card

Haradzishcha - Cultural Heritage Card

“Городище” [Rus.], “Гарадзішча” [Bel.], Horodyszcze [Pol.], Haradzishcha [Eng.] is an urban settlement in Baranovichi district of Brest region. 

The town Haradzishcha since long ago was multifunctional, here the Belorussians, Poles, Tatars, Jews resided. The Jewish population in general predominated over other nationalities. There were the periods when they constituted up to 80 % of the total population. Jews were mostly engaged in trading. The town in the late 19th – early 20th centuries as well as some of its flamboyant residents are described in the memoirs of Yan Bulgak “The Country of my childhood”.

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