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Voupa (alternative spellings: Wołpa, Volpe, Wolpe, Wolp, Woupa or Voupa) is a town in the Vawkavysk District of Grodno Region, in Western Belarus.[1][2]

Wolpa Synagogue, 1920, Second Polish Republic

It was noted for the Wolpa Synagogue, reputed to be the "most beautiful" of the wooden synagogues of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth,[1] a "masterwork" of wooden architecture.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Carol Herselle Krinsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985, Synagogues of Europe: Architecture, History, Meaning, Dover Publications, 1996, p. 225 ff.
  2. ^ http://www.belarusguide.com/cities/voupa.html
  3. ^ Thomas C. Hubka, Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an Eighteenth Century Polish Community, by Brandeis University Press, 2003, p. 63

Coordinates: 53°22′N 24°22′E / 53.367°N 24.367°E / 53.367; 24.367