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The 2010 Transformation of the Old ShulThe Old Shul
The building known as the Old Shul was at the center of the pre-WWII Wysokie-Litewskie Jewish community and is the only intact Jewish building in modern Vysokoye aside from some former Jewish homes.
This building is said to be several hundred years old. It appears that the building was originally built as a synagogue and used for that purpose until at least 1930. But the only known documentary evidence labels it as Beit Midrash, here.
shows what is very likely a school group outside what appears to be the Old Shul building. Are these the students and staff of a school housed inside, or was alongside this building simply a convenient location for the photo?
The post-war history of the building is not well-documented. By 1995 it was being used as an auto repair shop.