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Map of the Town

by Józef Sztuczka

Translated by Jacek Pardyak


Map of the Town


Pharmacy street
Hospital street
The way to Urle
Courtly orchard
Church [8]
Nowy Jadów
Road to Kąty
Common school
Leybtshes alley
Behind the inn
Shul [1]
To the pond
Osowica continued [7]
Hoyf [2]
Courtly pasture
Former horse market
Hachnasat orchim [3]
New houses by the brook
Sunburned place [9]
Mikveh [4]
Pond - fish farming
Beth ha-midrash [5]
Osowica river [7]
Horse market
Shul [1]
Sienkiewicz street
Noodle alley
Road to the Beth ha-kwarot [6]
Road to Borki and Wójty
Water pump
Mill alley
To the Zawiszyn, Brok and
Łochów station
The priest's orchard
Covered market with pork
Doctor's alley
Pił‚sudski street
Key to the Map


Translator's Footnotes
  1. Shul = Jewish house of prayer. Return
  2. Hoyf = Jewish court. Return
  3. Hachnasat orchim = shelter for poor and wandering Jews. Return
  4. Mikveh = Jewish ritual bath. Return
  5. Beth ha-midrash = Jewish house of learning. Return
  6. Beth ha-kwarot = Jewish cemetery. Return
  7. Actually name of the river is Osownica. Return
  8. Tumah literally means “Impurity”. It is also pejorative way to name Catholic church. Return
  9. Taking into account the climate in Poland the author would have meant “mowed” rather than “sunburned” place. Return


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