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“Byale (Biała Podlaska, Lublin province), 1926. Father and son. To protect himself from the Evil One, Leyzer Bawół, the blacksmith, will not say how old he is, but he must be over one hundred. Now his son does the smithing and the old man has become a doctor. He sets broken arms and legs.”  Photo by Alter Kacyzne.

“Byale (Biała Podlaska, Lublin province), 1926. Father and son. To protect himself from the Evil One, Leyzer Bawół, the blacksmith, will not say how old he is, but he must be over one hundred. Now his son does the smithing and the old man has become a doctor. He sets broken arms and legs.” Photo by Alter Kacyzne.

SEARCHING FOR A JEWISH SHTETL IN POLAND

SEARCHING FOR A JEWISH SHTETL IN POLAND

Jewish shtetls were once a viabrant part of Polish life and the heart of the Yiddish culture. Journey though shtetl life in this article.

A Russian Jew, Menachem Kurkuk, c. 1905, in dress typical of the Russian Pale of Settlement. His children migrated to Manchester, where they changed their surname to Goodman.

A Russian Jew, Menachem Kurkuk, c. in dress typical of the Russian Pale of Settlement. His children migrated to Manchester, where they changed their surname to Goodman.

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