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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Slonim - Cultural Heritage Card

Slonim - Cultural Heritage Card

Слонім [Belorussian], סלאָנים [Hibrew], סלונים [Yiddish],

Słonim [Polish], Dramblys [Lithuanian], Слоним [Russian]

Slonim is a town, a district center of Grodno region in the Republic of Belarus.

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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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Volodymyr-Volynsky - Cultural Heritage Card

Volodymyr-Volynsky - Cultural Heritage Card

Volodymyr-Volynskyi is a center of the homonymous district in Volyn Region, located in its south-western part, at the North-Western border of the Volyn highland, on the Luga right bank. Its total area makes up 16.05 square kilometers.

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Wielkie Oczy - Cultural Heritage Card

Wielkie Oczy - Cultural Heritage Card

Wielkie Oczy is a small township of about 800 residents. Before the war the town was in the Lviv voivodeship, after the war it had been first in the Rzeszów and then in Przemyśl voivodeships. Currently it is a village (since 1935) in the Podkarpackie voivodeship, lubaczowski powiat, near the Ukrainian border (about 2 kilometres away). Geographically Wielkie Oczy lies on Garb Jaworowski, which in turn is a part of the Tarnnogród Plateau.

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Włodawa - The Card of Cultural Heritage

Włodawa - The Card of Cultural Heritage

A powiat [county] town in the Lublin voivodeship, located on the western bank of river Bug, near the Belarus border. Nearby a small river Włodawka [Little Włodawa] flows into Bug. Geographically it is on the eastern edge of Garb Włodawski. The town used to be an important transportation hub. A route from Lublin to Kobryn (nowadays it's the 831 and A241 highways) and further, to Minsk, used to pass through Włodawa. There was also a railroad from Chełm to Brest which crossed a once navigable Bug there. Nowadays both these roads, car and rail, end in Włodawa. The town still remains an important transportation hub. Highway 83 from Chełm to Biała Podlaska, local road No. 816 from Dorohusk to Terespol both pass through it, and highway 831 from Lublin through ‎Łęczna ends up here. The railroad line from Chełm comes here as well, and ends here too, however. On the opposite (eastern) bank of Bug, on Belarus there is a train station with a remaining pre-War name "Włodawa" [czynnej linii kolejowej do Brześcia].

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Zheludok - Cultural Heritage Card

Zheludok - Cultural Heritage Card

Жалудок [Belorus.],

זאלודאק [Zhaludok, Yiddish],

ז'לודוק [Heb.],

Żeludok [Polish],

Žaludkas [Lithuanian],

Желудок [Rus.]

Zheludok is an urban-type settlement in Shucin district, Grodno region.

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Zhovkva - Cultural Heritage Card

Zhovkva - Cultural Heritage Card

Zhovkva is a district center in Lviv region. The city is located on the boarder of two natural regions: Roztochchia hills and Small Polissia plane which was bogged in the old times. The boarder of the natural regions coincides with the rich geological, climatic and flora and fauna boarder in Europe, near which Main European Water Divide is located. The extraordinary climatic and geographical location was chosen to build here the “ideal” Renaissance city.

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Łańcut - Cultural Heritage Card

Łańcut - Cultural Heritage Card

Łańcut in the Podkarpacie voivodeship is the powiat's capital with a population of 15 thousand residents. The town is located in the southern part of Kotlina Sandomierska, in the area known as Rynna Podkarpacka. Nearby, south of the town, Pogórze Rzeszowskie begins. Along Rynna Podkarpacka runs an old route from Małopolska to Ruś – Kraków to Przemyśl and Lviv – nowadays it is a road No. 4 (E 40); in Łańcut this road crosses the local road No. 877 from Leżajsk through Albigowa towards Dynów, and the local road No. 881 from Sokołów Małopolski through Kańczuga and Pruchnik towards Przemyśl. A railroad from Rzeszów towards Jarosław and Przemyśl also passes through here. North of Łańcut, parallel to road No. 4, the A4 highway is being built. The big towns in the area are Rzeszów – 16 km West, Przeworsk – 18 km East, Leżajsk – 25 km North–East, and Przemyśl – 45 km South–East.

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Łęczna - The Card of National Heritage

Łęczna - The Card of National Heritage

Łęczna, miasto powiatowe, położona jest około 30 km na pn.-wsch. od Lublina, na pograniczu Wyżyny Lubelskiej i Polesia Lubelskiego, na cyplu płaskowyżu pomiędzy rzeką Wieprz i jej dopływem – niewielką rzeczką Świnką, po wschodniej stronie Wieprza. Współcześnie miasto liczy 20 tys. mieszkańców. Przechodząca przez miasto szosa nr 82 (Lublin – Włodawa) to stary trakt na Ruś i Litwę. Dolina Wieprza w okolicy Łęcznej jest fragmentem Nadwieprzańskiego Parku Krajobrazowego.

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