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“A former Jewish market but nothing about Jewish history !”
Review of Podlachia Museum

Podlachia Museum
Ranked #10 of 34 things to do in Bialystok
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Reviewed August 21, 2015

situated in the middle of the largest square in Bialystok, the Podlachia Museum is located in the former "town hall". Actually this building never used to be a city hall, but a commercial building built in the 18th Century for the towns' Jews to develop trade. It was extended with several side aisles which housed about 100 different Jewish sellers and shops. The actual building was destroyed under Communist times, and later rebuilt according to the original plans. The Museum of the region of Podlachia has several other branches, but this particular one has an exhibit of Polish paintings and temporary exhibits. Unfortunately, nothing about Jewish history !

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Reviewed May 13, 2015

The provincial museum in Bialystok is not the must see. There are some interesting exhibitions (both permanent and temporary). If you are in around you can easily enjoy other attractions of charming Białystok

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

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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Reviewed July 31, 2018
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