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within the final decade of the 19th century, a conventional Jewish cemetery used to be proven within the small city of Bagnowka, situated close to the city heart of Bialystok in present northeastern Poland. even though ruled then through Tsarist Russia, Bialystok used to be nonetheless encouraged through the lessons of the Torah, the Talmud, and the higher rabbinic neighborhood. but this was once additionally a time of societal upheaval as a wave of modernity swept over jap Europe, bringing with it non secular range, revolution, and a extra secular lifestyle that might additionally influence the constitution and fabric tradition of this cemetery. Bagnowka: a contemporary Jewish Cemetery at the Russian faded tells the tale of this cemetery from its founding in 1892 to its devastation in the course of and after the Holocaust, in addition to its contemporary restoration-in-progress. Drawing on Bagnowka’s epitaphs and tombstone paintings, archival documents, interval newspapers, pictures, and extra, Heidi M. Szpek unearths how this cemetery serves as a mirrored image of a as soon as conventional Jewish global impacted via modernity.

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By Heidi M. Szpek

within the final decade of the 19th century, a conventional Jewish cemetery used to be proven within the small city of Bagnowka, situated close to the city heart of Bialystok in present northeastern Poland. even though ruled then through Tsarist Russia, Bialystok used to be nonetheless encouraged through the lessons of the Torah, the Talmud, and the higher rabbinic neighborhood. but this was once additionally a time of societal upheaval as a wave of modernity swept over jap Europe, bringing with it non secular range, revolution, and a extra secular lifestyle that might additionally influence the constitution and fabric tradition of this cemetery. Bagnowka: a contemporary Jewish Cemetery at the Russian faded tells the tale of this cemetery from its founding in 1892 to its devastation in the course of and after the Holocaust, in addition to its contemporary restoration-in-progress. Drawing on Bagnowka’s epitaphs and tombstone paintings, archival documents, interval newspapers, pictures, and extra, Heidi M. Szpek unearths how this cemetery serves as a mirrored image of a as soon as conventional Jewish global impacted via modernity.

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