Monday, December 12, 2011

Slovakia: New Jewish Guidebook

Maros Borsky in front of former synagogue of Nitra (now Holocaust Memorial). Photo: Samuel D. Gruber (2005).

Nitra, Slovakia. Former Synagogue. Ark. Photo: Samuel D. Gruber (2005).

Cross posted from Jewish Heritage Travel
Slovakia -- New Jewish Guidebook
By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Mazel tov to Maros Borsky on the publication of his valuable new bilingual Slovak-English guidebook to Jewish Monuments in western Slovakia. Zidovske pamiatky zapadneho Slovenska/Jewish Monuments of Western Slovakia was launched last week in Bratislava and Trnava.

A slim paperback illustrated with full-color pictures of each site, the book provides details -- including GPS coordinates -- for Jewish heritage sites in more than two dozen other towns in Slovak regions of Bratislava and Trnava, giving basic history and current details.

Most of these sites are off the beaten track and not included on the Slovak Jewish Heritage Route, a network of 25 key sites around the country.

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