Jewish streets of Polotsk


  • Self-guided audio tour
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Jewish streets of Polotsk


  • 2h 10min
  • 17 stories
  • 7.89km distance
  • 15 stops

Polotsk is one of the oldest cities in Belarus and has a very rich Jewish history. Unfortunately, most of the town was destroyed during the Second World War and only a few Jewish buildings survived.We will guide you through former Jewish streets of the town and tell you their secrets. We will help you to delve into the history and feel the Jewish spirit that once existed in Polotsk. This audiotour will acquaint you with the fates of prominent personalities, take you to the places where more than 20 synagogues were located and peaceful Jewish life was going on, and tell you how Polotsk became a a theatre and cinema centre.

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Navigational story for Yankel Rivlin's tobacco factory

Let's go to the next quarter along Francysk Skaryna Avenue, to the west. On your right, it is impossible to miss the white and pink building of the fire department. Let's cross the avenue along the pedestrian crossing and walk toward this building.

Jewish History Tours

Jewish History Tours is using digitized heritage collections to create a network of self-guided audio tours in Jewish locations across Europe.

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  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

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  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.

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To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!


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