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Partial cement post with embedded bar from the 1866 Neue Synagoge, Berlin

Object | Accession Number: 1990.46.1

Partial cement post with an embedded sign post from the 1866 Neue Synagoge [New Synagogue] in Berlin. Parts of the structure were rebuilt in 1988 and materials presumed to be original were preserved. This was originally named the Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue. It had seating for 3000 and was the largest in Germany. The synagogue was damaged by rioters during the Kristallnacht pogrom on November 9-10, 1938, but was still used by the dwindling Jewish community of Berlin in Nazi ruled Germany. In 1940, the German Army seized the building to use as a warehouse for uniforms. It was heavily damaged by Allied bombings in 1943. It was later further dismantled by the East German regime after the war. The synagogue has been partially restored and now serves as a monument and museum.

creation:  1866
commemoration:  1990 December 06
use: Neue Synagoge (former Oranienburgerstrasse Synagogue); Oranienburger Strasse (Berlin, Germany)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Stiftung Neue Synagoge Berlin - Centrum Judaicum
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:53:19
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