Candlesticks in Lutowiska

The hamlet of Lutowiska is way down in the triangular southeastern tip of Poland that pokes between Ukraine and Slovakia, very close to the Ukrainian border.   When borders were different, it was once a major trading center,  with a large Jewish population. According to a Yizkor book entry on Lutowiska, Jews  were the majority population from the late 19th century.

There is a beautiful, and beautifully maintained, Jewish cemetery here, as well as the ruins of the synagogue. Both are included on a well organized touristic/educational route in and around the town that focuses on the three cultures that before WW2 coexisted here — Jews,  Poles and Ukrainians. The Jewish cemetery includes a variety of candlestick types.

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