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Obj. ID: 14089
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Husiatyn, Ukraine

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2012

According to a pre-WWII photograph, in the center of the vault of the prayer hall an eagle holding a scepter and orb was painted. Four Mishnaic animals were depicted on the vault above the Torah ark. See Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz. Heaven’s Gates: Masonry Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Translated by Krzystof Z. Cieszkowski. Warsaw: Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 2017, P. 161.

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Great Synagogue in Husiatyn | Unknown
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16??, 1900?
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CJA documentation;

Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóżnice murowane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej (Warsaw, 1999), pp. 256-8 with ills.;

Piechotka, Maria and Kazimierz. Heaven’s Gates: Masonry Synagogues in the Territories of the Former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Translated by Krzystof Z. Cieszkowski. Warsaw: Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 2017, pp. 159-163.

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and mass grave sites in Ukraine. United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (Washington D.C., 2005);

Meir Wunder, Benjamin Lukin, Boris Khaimovich, Grandeur and Glory: Remnants of Jewish Art in Galicia, vol. 1: Eastern Galicia, A-O (Jerusalem, 2005), p. 95 with ills.;

Beniamin Lukin and Boris Khaimovich, 100 evreiskikh mestechek Ukrainy: istoricheskii putevoditel', issue 1: Podolia (Jerusalem - St. Petersburg, 1997), ill. 11;

Rossiiskaia evreiskaia entsiklopediia (Moscow), vol. 4 - 2000, p. 363;

Pinkas hakehilot: Polin, vol. 2: Galitsiya Hamizrahit (Jerusalem, 1980), p. 182, ill. before p. 161;

Vladimir Likhodedov, Synagogues (Minsk, 2007), ill. 190 on p. 100;

Gershon David Hundert (ed. in chief), The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2008), vol. 2, ill. on p. 1819;

Tadeusz Rolke, Simon Schama, Tu byliśmy: Ostatnie ślady zaginionej kultury (Berlin-Warszawa, 2008), ill on p. 37, 95;

Sergey Kravtsov, “Gothic Survival in Synagogue Architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries in Volhynia, Ruthenia and Podolia,” Architectura. Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Baukunst/ Journal of the History of Architecture, vol. 1 (2005): 69–94, ills.

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