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Synagoga w ZamoSciu, Zamosc

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Zamość Synagogue,, was built between 1610 and 1618 Zamość in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The synagogue had functioned as a place of worship until World War II, when the Nazis turned the interior into a carpenters’ workshop. Recently restored to the Polish Jewish community, the building is going to be renovated and rearranged in order to serve the current citizens of Zamość.HistoryThe first Jews settled in Zamość in 1588, eight years after the founding of the town by kanclerz Jan Zamoyski. They were Sephardim coming from the Ottoman Empire and Venice and consequently established the northernmost Sephardi community in Eastern Europe. It was the Sephardim that built the first synagogue in Zamość in the 1590s as a wooden structure. In 1610, after restrictions prohibiting Jews from building synagogues from stone were rescinded, the current brick building was erected, taking eight years to complete. The original Sephardi community ceased to exist in the 1620s when it assimilated into the fledging Ashkenazi community, following an economic crisis caused by the accumulation of bad debts by Polish debtors. Ashkenazi Jews had begun settling in Zamość at the beginning of the 17th century having been attracted by the commercial significance of the town. The influx of Ashkenazi Jews increased in the 1640s, especially by refugees fleeing the anti-Jewish massacres perpetrated by the troops of Bohdan Khmelnytsky during the Ukrainian revolt against Polish rule.
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  • It is a pity it was closed - no information on the door - we managed to checked it out only in the tourist information board - and the telephone number didn't answer. It is beautiful from outside and ...  more »
  • The guides was very good. And the place is well reserved. 7 zloti for the entrance. Big like :) keep up with the good job  more »
  • Located 1 minute away from the central square, this a MUST visit. Beautifully restored after the ravages of the 2nd World War, the building remains as a memorial to a life that used to be. The exhibit...  more »
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  • The synagogue was built between 1610-1620, today cultural centre "Synagogue"
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  • Synagogue looks best in the spring, when the flower tree standing on its courtyard. Pink flowers in a very non-obvious way to complement the recently renovated façade synagogue. A beautiful corner of the Zamość reminiscent of that before World War II, almost half of the residents There were Jews.
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  • As the building itself is interesting, despite the same history of this building.
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  • Worth to see
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