The Lost Shul of Bedzin: Uncovering Poland's Once-vibrant Jewish Community

The Great Synagogue of Bedzin, Poland was destroyed by the Nazis 75 years ago this week, ending four centuries of Jewish presence in the town.

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In the shadow of the medieval castle of King Casimir the Great, the small cube monument with a menorah on its side hardly commands attention. But this spot, where the Great Synagogue of Bedzin once stood, was...