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Ornamental stone rosette from the Hauptsynagoge of Mainz destroyed in Kristallnacht

Object | Accession Number: 1998.144.2

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.

Date
creation:  1912
use:  1912-1938
recovered:  1988
Geography
use: Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Classification
Architectural Elements
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stadt Mainz
 
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 21:21:27
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