First information about Jewish settlement in Lublin comes from 15th century. Through ages it was a very important center of Jewish culture and Yiddish language. There were times when there lived more Jews in Lublin than Poles. Let us sightsee all the places connected with Jewish heritage in this city. We will start our tour from the Castle Square where long time ago Szeroka Street crossed the Old Town. The history of Lublin’s Jews is also connected to castle in which there was a prison during WW II where were imprisoned those who showed up in public places without an arm-band with David’s Star. Near the castle used to stand the Maharszal Synagogue - unfortunately it did not preserve till our days.
Next we will go toward to probably the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Poland - the Old Kirkut. We will not miss the New Jewish Cemetery and Collegium Maius in which before WW II existed the Lublin Academy of Sages (Jeshiwas Chachmej Lublin). The only synagogue which was not destroyed during WW II is the Synagogue of the Chevrat Nossim Funeral Society (Chewra Nosim). On our way we will also see the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes. The tour finishes by the Grodzka Gate nicknamed the Jewish Gate. Here used to be the border between Christian and Jewish part of the town.
The 3-hour tour includes professional local guide service and VAT. Prices can get as low as US$ 24 for groups of 5.
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