Neue Synagoge Berlin, Berlin, Germany
28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, Berlin, Germany 10117| Map |
Neue Synagogue Berlin, with its rich, sad history is a living memorial to an enduring culture. Built during 1859-1866, it was the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community. Its eastern Moorish style makes it an important architectural feat of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. The main dome's gilded ribs are a testimony to what was once an even more magnificent building, being the largest synagogue of its time with a capacity of 3,000 people. Sadly, during the November Pogrom, or ''Kristallnacht,'' the synagogue was set ablaze. Because of the brave efforts of a police officer, the fire was put out before it reached the actual building. However, furniture, Torah scrolls and other combustible furnishings were destroyed. Today, families can visit the site and its dome to learn more about the tumultuous history of Neue Synagogue Berlin.
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Make sure to take a look at the plaque at the front of the building, which outlines the history of the Neue Synagogue.
Address: 28 - 30 Oranienburger Str, Berlin, Germany 10117| Map
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