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By Heidi M. Szpek

within the final decade of the 19th century, a conventional Jewish cemetery was once tested within the small city of Bagnowka, positioned close to the city middle of Bialystok in present northeastern Poland. although ruled then by means of Tsarist Russia, Bialystok was once nonetheless encouraged by means of the lessons of the Torah, the Talmud, and the higher rabbinic group. but this was once additionally a time of societal upheaval as a wave of modernity swept over japanese Europe, bringing with it spiritual variety, revolution, and a extra secular lifestyle that will additionally impression the constitution and fabric tradition of this cemetery. Bagnowka: a latest Jewish Cemetery at the Russian faded tells the tale of this cemetery from its founding in 1892 to its devastation in the course of and after the Holocaust, in addition to its fresh restoration-in-progress. Drawing on Bagnowka’s epitaphs and tombstone paintings, archival files, interval newspapers, photos, and extra, Heidi M. Szpek unearths how this cemetery serves as a mirrored image of a as soon as conventional Jewish international impacted via modernity.

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