The Bialystok region has always been a kind of melting pot where the Poles, Belarusians, Ukrainians, Lithuanians, Roma, Tatars and Jews lived together. In fact, they still coexist peacefully, which makes the region incredibly fascinating, but there’s one community that is missing here annihilated during the war – the Jews.
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
The European Museum of the Year Award 2016 goes to POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.
One of the oldest settlements in the Podlaskie Voivodeship
Tykocin (Yiddish: טיקטין) is one of the oldest settlements in the Podlaskie Voivodeship, which played an important role in Poland’s history. Nowadays a small town of 2,000 inhabitants, located on the Narew river, just 30 km from Białystok, the region’s capital. Despite it’s small size, there are many points of interest within walking distance from the central square.
Charming place along banks of Vistula
Kazimierz Dolny (Yiddish: קאזמיר Kuzmir) is a small, charming and picturesque town in eastern Poland (Lublin Voivodeship), on the bank of the Vistula river. The town is well known for its rich Polish, Jewish and Romani history. The population of Kazimierz Dolny stands at nearly 3,500.
Pearl of Renaissance
Zamość - the pearl of Renaissance, is a city in eastern Poland, situated in the southern part of Lublin Voivodeship, 247 km from Warsaw. The population is approximately 65,000.
The historical centre of Zamość was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.