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The legacy of the Jews in Telšiai

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Briefly about the route
1.7 km
3 h.
Route surface
100% Asphalt

Using this route, we offer to travel through the streets, streets and cross streets of Telšiai,
where Jewish shops and crafts were once bustling and there were bakeries in the Market Square,
restaurants and taverns. The Samogitian Museum “Alka” preserves the old Telšiai people in the scientific archive
Memories testify that the center of Telšiai was completely inhabited by Jews.

Start your journey from the former Jewish hospital (Gedimino str. 5), then we will turn towards Soldiers
synagogue (Aukštoji str. 3), we will take a look at the Craftsmen's synagogue (Telšės str. 5). Especially loved
- Telšiai Yeshiva (Iždinės St. 11), which was built in the 19th century. recognized as one of the largest in the world. Check them out
Jews from all over the world come. It is no less interesting to visit the former Jewish studio (Kęstučio str.
3), where the Telšiai Exhibition Hall of the Vilnius Academy of Arts is now located, as well as in the former Jewish school
(Respublikos St. 49), Javnė Teachers' Seminary (Stoties St. 4), former Jewish house of prayer
(Sinagogos str. 4). At the end of the trip, visit the Jewish Cemetery (Stoties St.).

Photo from the archives of the Samogitian Museum "Alka".



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