Travel to Szczebrzeszyn
Szczebrzeszyn (Shebreshin). The oldest mention of a Jewish community there dates back to the 15th c. Within a few centuries, Jews dealing mainly with crafts and trade settled around the main square. In the 16th c., a cemetery was established on the outskirts of the town’s centre. Today, it is one of the oldest and biggest preserved cemeteries in Poland, holding hundreds of tombstones.
Visit: the synagogue building (today culture centre), Jewish cemetery and the memorial for the victims of mass execution on the site.
Travel to Jozefow
Jozefow. The Jewish settlement there was established with the town, in the 18th c. In the 19th c., Becalel Waks established the first Hebrew printing house in Jozefow. Within the next few decades, the town became famous as the most active printing centre in the Lublin Region, having over half of its Jewish population working in printing and involved in selling books.
Visit: the synagogue building (today a library), Jewish cemetery, quarry, execution site and the memorial in the forest.
Travel to Zamosc
Zamosc. A UNESCO World Heritage site. Zamosc was established in the 16th c. as an ideal renaissance town. Jews settled in Zamosc shortly after its establishment and within a few decades they became an important and influential community in the town. Among the many famous names that originate from its Jewish community, you can find the important Yiddish author I. L. Peretz and the 19th century socialist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.
Visit: The renaissance main square, the Jewish quarter in the Old Town and the renaissance synagogue (today culture centre), the building of the mikvah and the lapidarium at the new cemetery site.
Travel to Lublin
Dinner - concert/theatre show
Night in Lublin