Sunday, 24 August 2014

Synagogue in Lesko.

24th August 2014



Synagogue in Lesko was built in 1626-1656 but during WWII its interior was completely devastated by German soldiers.


Synagogue in Lesko befere WWII.

Equipment of Synagogue is now presented in the Museum of Folk Architecture in Sanok.



 During World War II there was a nearly complete genocidal destruction of the Polish Jewish community by Nazi Germany, during the 1939–1945 German occupation of Poland and the ensuing Holocaust.




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Greetings from cloudy and rainy Europe.

20 comments:

  1. There's a lot of history here. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  2. Bad times. I recently learnt from the BBC details of the Warsaw uprising during WWI. Truly awful too.

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    1. It was bad time in our national history.

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  3. Yes, looks like a place filled with fascinating history. The atrocities committed against the Jews were shockingly horrible, and the bad part is when Jan Karski came to tell free Europe and America about it during the war, people wouldn't believe him. I do admire the Underground; they were amazingly large and very organized...so sad how their "Allies" in the USSR tried to destroy them by waiting till the Warsaw Uprising was crushed to "liberate" Poland from the Germans, and then imprisoning many of the Polish leaders.

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  4. I really love the yellow flowers - so poignant

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  5. Lots of history - speaking of rainy, it's been raining here for three days - up to 4 and 7/10th's inches in our rain gauge now. We're pretty saturated. The farmers in the middle of harvest aren't too happy.

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  6. A good post and timely in this day and age to remember such atrocities!

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  7. Definitely you are right. Never again.............

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  8. So sad about the devastation but glad some memorabilia was saved. Wish more lives could have been saved. MB

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  9. Hello again Gosia,
    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award at my blog. I'm not sure if you do awards, so no problem if you are not up to it, but I do thoroughly enjoy your blog.

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  10. thank you for sharing with us. I enjoy learning & always have loved history. ( :

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  11. I'm glad that those articles were saved and are now being displayed. I really like that painting. Thanks for sharing this history and photos with us.

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  12. It's wonderful that the synagogue has been renovated and risen again in remembrance of the atrocities against the Polish Jews. Thanks for sharing this piece of history.

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  13. Sad time back then. But we move onward, and it's good to see a photo of it, plus a few things. The flowers are lovely.

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  14. A poignant post. I take it the entire synagogue was destroyed, not 'merely' the interior?

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