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About Poland. Page Two
About Jews.

Poland 1939: 3,46 million Jews (10% of the population) lived here mostly in central, eastern and southern Poland.
One of the best known places was Tykocin (Jewish Tiktin), a quiet town in the central Podlasie. In 1522 the first Jewish settlements were established here and until the beginning of the WWII the place was one of the most important places in Jewish culture in Poland (44% of the pre-WWII population were Jews totaling around 2,000 inhabitants. On 5 August 1941 1400 were killed by the German Nazis and the rest were sent to Treblinka death camp).

Photo: We are in front of the Grand Synagose in Tytkocin where a local artist is curving small figures presenting traditional figures of Jews as they are remembered here. In the workshop we can see the interior of the temple. One of the inscriptions on the walls mentions the year of "1662".

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Additional Photos by Jerzy Bucki (bantonbuju) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3364 W: 166 N: 7137] (51815)
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