Destroyed Synagogue Memorials

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Munich. Memorial for the Hauptsynagoge (Main Synagogue) which was destroyed during the Kristallnacht pogrom November 10, 1938.
Munich. Memorial for the destroyed Hauptsynagoge.
Nurnberg. Memorial for the destroyed synagogue.
Nurnberg. Relief of the destroyed synagogue.
Nurnberg. Memorial for the destroyed synagogue.
Berlin. The Jüdisches Gemeindehaus (Jewish Community Center) incorporates fragments of the portal of a destroyed synagogue in its modern facade. The original synagogue, designed by Ehrenfried Hessel in 1912, was destroyed during Kristallnacht.
Munich. Plaque marking the former location of the Ohel Jakob synagogue. The synagogue was destroyed during Kristallnacht.
Fürth. The monument marking the approximate location of the destroyed synagogue in Fürth is located in the courtyard of an apartment complex.
Fürth. The memorial is in the shape of a pomegranate.
Fürth. Detail of the memorial sculpture.
Berlin. The "New Synagogue" was completed in 1866 to serve the growing liberal Jewish community in Berlin. It was heavily damaged by a bombing raid in 1943. In 1958 the decision was made to raze the building due to its supposed danger of collapse. The facade of the building was later rebuilt and opened in 1995 as the "Neue Synagoge Berlin--Centrum Judaicum."
Berlin. Detail of the magnificent dome on the reconstructed New Synagogue.
Berlin. New Synagogue dome in the distance.
Hamburg. The Joseph-Carlebach-Platz Synagogue Monument, designed by Margrit Kahl, marks the former location of the Bornplatz Synagogue, once the largest synagogue in Northern Germany until its willful destruction during Kristallnacht. The plaza is named for Dr. Joseph Carlebach, who was the last Chief Rabbi of Hamburg. In 1941 he and his family were deported to the Jungfernhof Concentration Camp and murdered.
Hamburg. The stonework of the plaza follows the vaulting of the ceiling in the destroyed synagogue.

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