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Frieze from a colonnade of the Hauptsynagoge of Mainz destroyed in Kristallnacht

Object | Accession Number: 1998.144.1

Cast concrete ornamental section of the frieze from the portico colonnade of the 1912 Hauptsynagoge [Main Synagogue] of Mainz, Germany. The synagogue was desecrated and burned during the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, 1938. The remains of the synagogue were demolished with explosives a few days later. A customs office was built on the site. In 1988, during renovation of the government building, remnants of the synagogue portico were discovered.

creation:  1912
use:  1912-1938
recovered:  1988
use: Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Architectural Elements
Object Type
Friezes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stadt Mainz
Record last modified: 2023-08-10 13:44:39
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