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

Śniadowo, Poland - Original Linocut, Ablaze Śniadowo, Poland - Original Linocut, Black & White

Yiddish name: Shnodovo

Jewish settlement in Śniadowie dates from the second half of the 16th century, and its imposing wooden synagogue was built in 1768.

The wooden synagogue consisted of a main hall with an octagonal vault roof supported by four pillars, flanked by two-story corner pavilions supporting pyramidal roofs. While the town likely had prayer houses as well, it is believed that everyone attended the main synagogue for the holidays.

The synagogue of Śniadowo was destroyed by fire during World War I.

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