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2013-08-09

A bike ride to Nasielsk

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Welocypedy.pl association invite you to a bike ride along the Jewish historical and cultural trail in the Mazowsze. This Sunday, 11 August, we will cycle to Nasielsk and the environs. The trip will be run  by Zdzisław Suwiński,  a historian, local history expert and Nasielsk inhabitant.

First Jews settled in the noble part of Nasielsk in the 17th century. The local Jewish community was administered by the kehilla in Tykocin until the 18th century.  However, it has its own wooden synagogue which was built in ca 1650. It was one of the most magnificent synagogues in all of Poland. Many Nasielsk Jews earned a living from trade and craft. They owned tanneries and cloth factories. They were also engaged in the distillery, which lead to local conflicts. Nasielsk had its own synagogue and religious schools. Before the outbreak of the war, Jews comprised about half of the broader population.

The  year of 1939 put an end to the Jewish community in Nasielsk. During the trip, you will have an opportunity to learn the city’s past and see pictures of pre-war Nasielsk. We will also listen to accounts of its inhabitants, visit the market square and the Jewish cemetery. We will also visit an airport in nearby Chrcynn.

All-day trip. In order to participate, you must be eighteen years or older.

The number of places is limited. Advance booking is required (first come first serve basis).

Contact: (+48) 22 471 03 01; 604 452 946; rezerwacje@jewishmuseum.org.pl

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