The route of the Jewish of Lublin

The route of the Jewish of Lublin

A walk through the former Jewish district – a non-existent city, where you can find traces of memory and material heritage which has been maintained until now. It is a great opportunity to learn about the history of the centuries-old presence of Jews in Lubli

The participants, wandering the streets of the Old Town and Śródmieście, will be introduced to the history and topography of the former Jewish district and the ghetto functioning during World War II. The narrative of the walk will be based on the stories of the Jewish inhabitants of the city who, from the fourteenth century, co-shaped its social, economic, political, cultural, and religious character.

Jews mainly lived in the vicinity of the Castle and within the Old Town. Over time, Lublin became an important center of Jewish religious ideas and teaching, known as the Jerusalem of the Kingdom of Poland, becoming an important part of the history of Polish Jews.

During the walk, the guide brings the pre-war Jewish district back to life, placing it in the topography of the modern city. Showing stories and iconographic materials, the guide tells about the streets bustling with everyday life, and above all about the people living in those streets. She tells stories about their everyday life and culture as well as the heritage and importance for the development of Lublin throughout the centuries of the city’s existence. She also tells about the emptiness that remains of the Jewish district and how Lublin fills this void with the memory of its former life.

Practical information:

  • This offer is only available in English and Hebrew.

About Tour

Language:
English, Hebrew
Theme:
Specialised tour
Days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Duration:
up to 3 hours
Tour length:
2,2 km
Number of people:
1-30
Price:
  • 1-10 people: 350 PLN
  • 10-20 people: 450 PL
  • 20-30 people: 500 PLN
For children
For adults
For seniors
For the physically handicapped
For animals

Alon Benach

Alon Benach

I’m an educator and a language teacher with a rich experience in education from my years of working in the field — in schools, youth clubs and as a youth coordinator at the Israeli Federation of Young Students and Workers. I’m a guide, working in the field of Jewish history and culture in the Lublin Region for many years. Interest in Polish and Polish-Jewish history leads me in an attempt to promote intercultural communication and learning in the Polish Jewish sphere. I have cooperated with the Taube Centre for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland and The “Grodzka Gate — NN Theatre” Centre in Lublin, and I’m currently working for the Lublin based tourism company Rootka.