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The Castle Museum 
The Carriage Museum   
The Music Festival 
The Lubomirskis  
The Pileckis  
The Devil of Lancut 
The Synagogue  
The Orthodox Church Art         Collection 

The Synagogue

The first mention of Jews in Lancut comes from 1563. At the beginning of the seventeenth century the Jewish community already had its own synagogue, built of wood.
In the early twentieth century 40% of the town's residents were Jews. In 1939 there were 2,753 living here. After the Germans took the town, some of the Jewish population were deported to Soviet occupied zones; the rest were shot to death in August and September 1942.

The Baroque synagogue that exists today, decorated with rich polychromy and stucco work, was built in place of the wooden synagogue in 1761. Scrupulously restored in the 1960's, today it houses a museum of Judaica.
Two famous Hasidic leaders are associated with Lancut. Elimelech (Mailech; 1717-1780), taught here before he settled for good in nearby Lezajsk, as did his student, Jacob Isaac (Jakub Izaak Horowic; 1745-1815), known as the Seer of Lublin.