Lviv - Jewish History of Lviv

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Jewish History of Lviv

Tue, 28 Sep
Jewish Neighbourhood, Holocaust Memorial, First Lviv Skyscraper, Latin Cathedral, Lviv, Ukraine
40 mins

About the tour

Let’s explore jewish culture and historical heritage of Lviv and Western Ukraine. Jewish community was an integral part of pre-war Lviv. Numerous scholars, writers, poets, satirists, artists and inventors lived and worked in the city. Lviv was a home to 44 synagogues and numerous prayer houses. And now we have only 2 buildings left that still serve purposes of the Jewish community. We will visit the Jewish Memorial to commemorate 136.000 victims of Holocaust. You will see first Lviv skyscraper and place, where Ukrainian Schindler’s Factory used to be. I will tell you about famous jews lawyers who studied in Lviv University and science fiction author who was born here. We will back in time together to the jewish reality of pre-war Lviv.

Meet Olena Dvorkina

Olena Dvorkina

Olena is a local licensed guide in Lviv, Western Ukraine. While not a true Lviv citizen, being born in the South of Ukraine near Black Sea, Olena is still totally in love with the amazing city of Lviv! Her career as a guide started in 2015 when she was a part of Leopolis Jazz Fest, one of the most existing Lviv festivals. Since then, she has given more than 1,000 city tours for over 6,000 people from around the world. Olena strongly believes that Lviv is a unique city, not just in Ukraine, but in all of Europe. It's something like a hidden treasure, or as her friends might say: a European city with Ukrainien soul. Architecture, taste cuisine, beautiful language, local traditions and unforgettable atmosphere. One experience in Lviv with Olena and you'll never forget it!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Lviv with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Lviv. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

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