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Hidden : 03/11/2010
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:



[PL] Skrytka znajduje sie w poblizu dawnej lazni zydowskiej - mykwy.

[EN] The cache is hidden near old Jewish baths called mikveh.






[PL]

Mykwa:

W judaizmie wiele obrzedów zwiazanych jest z rytualnymi ablucjami, a do tego sluzy budynek zwany mykwa. Pierwsza mykwa w Tarnowie znajdowala sie kolo najstarszej synagogi, jednak pod koniec XIX byla juz tak zrujnowana, ze nie nadawala sie do uzytku. Wobec tego w 1899 r. wykupiono ziemie pod budowe nowej mykwy a jej budowe rozpoczeto w 1900 r. Cztery lata pózniej byla gotowa do uzytku. Wybudowana zostala w nietypowym dla miasta stylu neomauretanskim.

Niechlubna slawa zapisala sie mykwa w czasie II Wojny Swiatowej. Stad ruszyl pierwszy transport 728 polskich wiezniów do obozu w Oswiecimiu. Bylo wsród nich wielu zasluzonych Zydów. Jedynie ok. 200 osób z tego transportu przezylo obóz. Zgineli wszyscy znajdujacy sie tam Zydzi. Obecnie znajduje sie tu pomnik poswiecony temu wydarzeniu.

Po wojnie mykwa sluzyla jako laznia miejska a od 1996 r. pelni funkcje komercyjne.



Skrytka:

Pojemnik zawiera jedynie logbook - prosze zabrac ze soba cos do pisania.



[EN]

The mikveh:

In Judaism many ceremonies are connected to ritual ablutions and ablutions are organised in a building called mikveh. The 1st mikveh in Tarnów was built near the oldest synagogue, but in the end of 19 century it was devastated and wasn't suitable to use anymore. In 1899 r. grounds for a new mikveh were bought and its construction started in 1900 r. Four years later the new mikveh was ready to use. It was designed in a Moorish Revival style, rather unusual for Tarnow.

The mikveh has an inglorious fame during World War II. From here started the 1st transport of 728 Polish prisoners to the concentration camp in Auschwizt. Among others many meritorious Jews were taken there. Only about 200 people from this transport survived the camp. All Jews from the transport died. Today you can find a memorial commemorating this event.

After the war the mikveh was used as a city bath house and from 1996 it is used as a commercial building.



The cache:

The container includes logbook only - please BYOP.



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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PL] abtn
[EN] yrt

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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