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.
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.