The guidebook Shtetl Routes. Travels Through the Forgotten Continent is one of the elements of the project titled “Shtetl Routes. Vestiges of Jewish cultural heritage in cross-border tourism”. In the guidebook, we tell the stories of 62 towns located in the borderland of Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine and the stories of the Jewish communities inhabiting these towns.
Our intention was to evoke the tales of Jewish culture, which used to be so important to the towns and boroughs of the borderland, by referring to the surviving objects of cultural heritage, such as synagogues, prayer houses, cemeteries, schools, cinemas, printing houses, factories, and sometimes ordinary houses. This is why the book abounds in quotations, references to memories, stories from literature, and Memorial Books.
We also try to show how these towns attempt to draw on their Jewish heritage today, both where Jews still live and where there are no Jews anymore.
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