From the Square you can get to two edifices which bear witness to the multicultural past of the city. At Kopernika Street no 8 is a SYNAGOGUE ['SYNAGOGA'] from the early 20th century.
Jews started to settle in Chełm as early as the late Middle Ages, in the course of time becoming the largest part of the Chełm community. The city has taken deep root in the Jewish culture, the expression of which are anecdotes popular to this day. The present-day building is the so called Small Synagogue (bethamidrasz) constructed in the years 1912-1914.
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