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The Stone Obelisk on Castle Square

The Stone Obelisk on Castle Square
Address: ul. Zamkowa
Place: Lublin
Post code: 20-121

On the obelisk located on Castle Square, at the foot of the stairs, there is a plaque showing a plan of the former Jewish quarter from the interwar period. Before the war the area next to the Lublin Castle was a district inhabited mainly by Jews. Szeroka Street, once leading across the present square, was the central route of the "Jewish city". The synagogues, offices, magnificent shops and tenements stood here. In the 18th century, in the house at 28 Szeroka Street had his court the Seer of Lublin (J. I. Horowic-Szternfeld), what is indicated on the special plaque. In March 1940, this district was turned into a ghetto, which included the streets: Lubartowska (on the odd side), Kowalska, Szeroka, Cyrulicza, Zamkowa, Nadstawna, Krawiecka, Podzamcze, Czwartek and Jateczna. In 1941, a displacement of the Jewish population from Lublin to other counties of the Lublin district begun. After the liquidation of the ghetto in 1943, the district was completely destroyed.

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