Poland plans tourist route through Jewish towns

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 10, 2014 at 9:03 am •  Published: January 10, 2014

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Historians are preparing a tourist route leading through about 60 old Jewish towns along Poland's border with Belarus and Ukraine.

The effort will include both on-the-ground sightseeing guides available in late 2015 and online tours with 3-D recreations of synagogues and other places that were destroyed in World War II.

The "Stetl Route" will include about 20 towns in each of the countries on both sides of the EU's eastern border. Historians from all three countries are gathering material for the 450,000-euro ($610,000) project, which is largely funded by the European Union, its leader said Friday.

Emil Majuk of the Brama Grodzka history center in Lublin, in eastern Poland, told The Associated Press the Internet site will offer descriptions, histories and anecdotes about the towns that were largely Jewish before World War II. Fifteen of them will be shown in 3-D models. On-the-ground sightseeing guides and guidebooks will be available starting in late 2015.

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