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Ornamental stone rosette from the Hauptsynagoge of Mainz destroyed in Kristallnacht

Object | Accession Number: 1998.144.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Cast concrete rosette from the portico ceiling 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)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stadt Mainz

    Physical Details

    Architectural Elements
    Physical Description
    Gray, cast concrete square block with a relief rosette motif. The center disc is smooth and raised above the surface. It is bordered by a raised circle with short, vertical lines, then a circle with concentric lines, that is surrounded by an alternating pattern of arch-shaped leaves and vines. Thetriangular corners are recessed.
    overall: Height: 32.000 inches (81.28 cm) | Width: 32.375 inches (82.233 cm) | Depth: 7.625 inches (19.368 cm)
    overall : concrete

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    Administrative Notes

    The rosette was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1998 by the City of Mainz, Germany.
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    2023-09-15 09:26:21
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