Friday, October 17, 2008

Good Sukkoth News from Poland

A pre-war Sukkah discovered in the Polish town of Szydlowiec is under restoration by specialists at the Radom Regional Museum.

The newsletter of the forthcoming Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw reports on the discovery of the rare Sukkah, which probably dates from around 1920, as well as on the restoration process. The Sukkah has been donated to the Museum.

The Sukkah was discovered incorporated into the porch of a house that once belonged to Nuta Ajzenberg, a wealthy tannery owner who also built a small synagogue next to his home for use by his family and his employees.

Szydlowiec is distinguished by its large and important Jewish cemetery, which has some 3,000 or more tombstones, the oldest dating back to the 18th century. Many bear extremely vivid carvings.

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