The latest in the growing list of mobile apps for Jewish heritage travel is the Jewish Heritage Trail app for Białystok, Poland.
The app — which can be downloaded from both ITunes and Google Play — was developed by the Museum of Podlasie in Białystok, in cooperation with the Foundation of the University of Białystok and with financial support from the Białystok mayor’s office.
It is based on the Jewish Heritage Trail, developed in 2008 by the University, and uses photos and text (English and Polish) to encompass synagogues, cemeteries, schools and other site. There is also a map that can be access offline as well as online.
In other Białystok news, Virtual Shtetl reports that 12 plaques with translated epitaphs have been installed at the Bagnowka Jewish cemetery, where extensive renovation work went on this summer, including the re-erection of many stones.
“We placed the plaques at the graves of people with interesting history, near Rabbi Chaim Halpern’s ohel and the monument to the 1906 pogrom victims,” says Lucy Lisowska of the Poland-Israel Citizenship Education Centre.
We wrote about the initiative to place signage and translation when it began two years ago.