Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Nasielsk, Poland - Original Linocut, Color Nasielsk, Poland - Original Linocut, Black & White

NASIELSK, a town in Warszawa province, east central Poland received its first municipal privileges in 1386. The date of the first Jewish settlement is unknown, but a wooden synagogue was erected in 1650. The great Nasielsk Synagogue built in the late 17th century or early 18th century by Simcha Weiss, son of Shlomo of Luck. The first official inventory of important buildings in Poland, A General View of the Nature of Ancient Monuments in the Kingdom of Poland, led by Kazimierz Stronczynski from 1844–55, describes the Nasielsk Synagogue as one of Poland's architecturally notable buildings. There are no known photographs of the Nasielsk wooden synagogue, but two drawings by an unknown artist(s) has survived. The synagogue was demolished in 1880 and a new brick temple was constructed on its site.

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