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By Heidi M. Szpek

within the final decade of the 19th century, a standard Jewish cemetery was once proven within the small city of Bagnowka, positioned close to the city middle of Bialystok in present northeastern Poland. notwithstanding ruled then via Tsarist Russia, Bialystok was once nonetheless encouraged through the lessons of the Torah, the Talmud, and the better rabbinic group. but this used to be additionally a time of societal upheaval as a wave of modernity swept over jap Europe, bringing with it spiritual range, revolution, and a extra secular lifestyle that may additionally influence the constitution and fabric tradition of this cemetery. Bagnowka: a latest 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 fresh restoration-in-progress. Drawing on Bagnowka’s epitaphs and tombstone paintings, archival documents, interval newspapers, images, and extra, Heidi M. Szpek finds how this cemetery serves as a mirrored image of a as soon as conventional Jewish global impacted by way of modernity.

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