Books found in dustbin turn out to be rare Jewish tomes
PR dla Zagranicy
Several dozen old Jewish books, which were found in a dustbin in the centre of Rzeszów, south-eastern Poland, have been brought to the historic synagogue in the nearby town of Łancut.
Most of the books are on religious themes, published in Hebrew and Yiddish at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
They come from printing houses in Warsaw, Vilnius, London and Piotrków. They are in a fairly good condition but have no covers.
The books' conservation process will be supervised by the Foundation for the Protection of Jewish Heritage in Rzeszów.
It has not been established who, and in what circumstances, disposed of the book collection. (mk/rg)