As part of a walking tour of Bialystok we stopped in at this museum. There was an exhibition charting the history of the Jewish population of Bialystok and how the invasions by Germany and Russia affected it.
Following the pogroms in 19 century Russia the Jewish population of Bialystok had mushroomed to around 50% of the population, one of the largest in Europe. They clearly had a large and varied affect on Biaystok though following the Nazi occupation the Jewish population is now a small minority.
The exhibition was very poignant as you could see the rise and fall of a large part of the cities populous.
There was also another exhibition of glassware unfortunately our tour did not have time to take this in. There is a fee for entry however this is included in the walking tours.
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