Synagogue (Mynkiwzi)

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Wooden synagogue in Mynkiwzi, around 1920

The wooden synagogue built in 1776 in Mynkivtsi , a town in the Khmelnytskyi Oblast in Ukraine , was destroyed during World War II. She stood on the bank of the Ushitsya River .


The main hall was square. The walls consisted of horizontal wooden beams, which were covered with boards on the outside. The roof was two stories. There were multicolored paintings inside the hall. In the course of time, disorganized additions were built around the main hall, some of them made of large stones and some of wood.

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Individual evidence

  1. , accessed June 13, 2018.
  2. Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka: Heaven's Gates. Wooden synagogues in the territories of the former Rzeczpospolita of Poland and Lithuania. Page 384. Polish Institute of World Art Studies & POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 2015, ISBN 978-83-942048-6-0