Jewish Heritage Europe

Nowy Korczyn Synagogue: Before & After

As we reported in May 2013, the 17th-18th century synagogue in Nowy Korczyn, Poland, long a poignant symbol of the destruction of Jewish communities and the neglect and abandonment of Jewish heritage sites in eastern and central Europe, has undergone partial restoration and preservation as a ruin — by the town. 

We post a gallery here of “before and after” images of the site.

Here is the synagogue in 2006,  before it was preserved:

And here it is, in 2014, after being preserved as a ruin. There is even signage now pointing the way to the building and thus recognizing it as a local historical site: