Synagogue

Synagogue in Lesko

This impressive former synagogue is the only one of five synagogues to survive WWII. It's located about 100m north of the Rynek. It was built in the Mannerist style in the mid-18th century and has an attached tower – a dead giveaway that it was once part of the town’s fortifications. Little of the temple’s original decoration has survived. The interior houses an art gallery (Galeria Sztuki Synagoga), which is supposed to showcase artists from the Bieszczady.

In the entryway is a list of towns and shtetls in the region with Jewish populations of more than 100, a poignant reminder of what the make-up of the region was before the German murderers arrived.

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