Lost Treasures: The Wooden Synagogues of Eastern Europe The Lino Cuts of Bill Farran

Końskie, Poland - Original Linocut

Yiddish name: Kinsk; Russian name: Koinsk

A large, wooden structure noted for its architectural style, it was of the first large synagogues of its kind built in Poland at the invitation of Poland’s King John III Sobieski. By the second half of the 18th century, the Końskie community had its own cemetery, Hevra Kadisha and other communal institutions. Attesting to the community's growth at this time was the contemporary synagogue building. It is one of the most important examples of wooden synagogues that the Jews built in Poland. In 1905, it was refurbished and some parts built of stone were added, such as a wall that separated the women's section and an addition to the main level.

The synagogue of Końskie was burned to the ground by the German occupying authorities in September 1939, soon after their conquest of the town.

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Original linocut prints are 8x10 inches, and are available either unmatted or in an 11x14 matte.

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