After learning the terrible circumstances of the Operation Reinhard, we will drive to Tykocin, one of the oldest settlements in the region.
Before the war it was home to around 2000 Jews. But when the Nazis came, they assembled all of them at the market square for “relocation”, then marched and trucked them to a nearby forest, where they executed them in waves.
Today Tykocin is a very cozy little town with a lovely market square, a Church and a fair number of old wooden and brick homes.
During our trip we will visit the unique baroque Synagogue which was built in 1642 and survived all wars and destruction and is now a museum. We will see amazing frescoes, arches and a Bima.
Finally, we will visit one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Poland.