25.07.2011 23.Tammus, 5771
Ukranian Gwozdziec synagogue, built between 1700 and 1731, was a largely wooden structure, with carved and decorated cupola ceiling.
The Museum of the History of Polish Jews based in Warsaw has begun a project to reconstruct the ceiling of the renowned Ukranian Gwozdziec synagogue in the town of Sanok, southeastern Poland.
The synagogue, built between 1700 and 1731, was a largely wooden structure with an ornately carved and decorated cupola ceiling, resplendent with Hebrew inscriptions and intricately painted images of the zodiacs, animals and vegetation. It was destroyed, along with approximately 200 other wooden synagogues, during the German occupation of Poland in World War II….