Nina Talbot

Painter - Writer
painting, The Synagogue of Dynów, by Nina Talbot
The Synagogue of Dynów, oil on linen, 24 x 18 inches (60 x 17 cm.)

Places in Galicia

The Synagogue of Dynów

“The synagogue of Dynów could be seen from far away. It was situated on a hill facing East, the big windows reflected in the sun creating huge colorful images. The synagogue appeared like a beautiful palace surrounded with trees and farmer huts. Big golden letters show above the entrance, 'How awesome is this place'.

“The ceiling was dedicated to the astrological world. Zodiac signs all over the ceiling. There were twelve zodiacs with their respective signs. The month of Nissan was the sheep, the month of Iyar the bull, Sivan, twins. In the middle of the ceiling was a picture of the Leviathan.”

– From the 1979 Dynów Yizkor book