Synagogues and cemeteries of southeastern Poland

Synagogues and cemeteries of southeastern Poland

The exhibition consists of photographs of synagogues from 67 towns, of cemeteries from 30 places, and of eight ohels (mausolea) of tzaddikim. The exhibition sends a message — a reminder — revealing often unnoticed traces of Jewish culture in Poland.

The exhibition consists of photographs of synagogues from 67 towns, of cemeteries from 30 places, and of eight ohels (mausolea) of tzaddikim. The exhibition sends a message — — a reminder — — revealing often unnoticed traces of Jewish culture in Poland. It introduces to us the symbolic ornamentation of Jewish art and traditional forms of synagogue architecture. In the photographs, an observer has the chance to get a closer look at what we often pass without much attention. Similarly, synagogue architecture, the matzevot stones and the interesting form of ohels – special tombs of tzaddikim – help awaken our will to learn about Jewish culture. The exhibition was displayed in Germany, in Munich among other locations. Its authors, pastor Gunter Kuhn and his wife Gerda, show the results of their several-years-long search for traces of Jewish culture in southeastern regions of Poland.

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