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

Piaski, Poland - Original Linocut Piaski, Poland - With Background

Yiddish name: Piesk

The first Jews settled in Piaski as early as the seventeenth century Their synagogue towered over the wooden houses of the town. Piaski was a typical shtetl inhabited by Jews with a strong sense of religion and traditional values. In September 1939, Piaski was captured for a while by the Soviet Army marking the farthest point east of Lublin under their occupation. Soon after the Soviets withdrew as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and the Germans entered the town. Piaski was the first town in Poland where the Nazis established a ghetto in the spring of 1940. The synagogue was burned down by the Nazis during World War II.

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

I also offer matted 5x7 digital prints. These prints are created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

For this synagogue I have created an additional digital print, with Hebrew lettering in the background. These prints are also created from high-res digital images and come in an 8x10 matte.

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