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Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany — Southern Germany (Scarplands and Alpine Region)
 

Former Synagogue

 
 
Former Synagogue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 25, 2017
1. Former Synagogue Marker
Inscription.
Hier
stand die 1837 erbaute
und am 9.11.1938
durch die damaligen
Machthaber
zerstörte
Synagoge
der israelitischen
Kultusgemeinde
Würzburg

[English translation:]
Here stood the Synagogue of the Jewish Community of Würzburg, built in 1837 and destroyed by those in power at the time, on November 9, 1938.
 
Location. 49° 47.448′ N, 9° 56.057′ E. Marker is in Würzburg, Bavaria. Marker is at the intersection of Domerschulstraße and Bibrastrasse, on the right when traveling west on Domerschulstraße. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Domerschulstraße 17, Würzburg, Bavaria 97070, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Priesterseminar / Seminary (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Lukas Schönlein (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frühgotische Doppeltoranlage / Early Gothic Double-Gate Structure (about 120 meters away); Rabbiner Seligmann Bär Bamberger (about 120 meters away); Antonius Neidhardt Graf von Gneisenau / Field Marshal Antonius Neidhardt, Count of Gneisenau
Former Synagogue Marker - Wide View, Looking West Along Domschulerstrasse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 25, 2017
2. Former Synagogue Marker - Wide View, Looking West Along Domschulerstrasse
(about 150 meters away); Schönbornkapelle / Schönborn Chapel (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Hof Guttenberg / St. Gallus House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Der Kreuzgang des Neumuensterstiftes / The Cloister of the Neumuenster Seminary (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Würzburg.
 
Regarding Former Synagogue. The date of destruction, November 9, 1938, is Kristallnacht - the Night of Broken Glass, on which the Nazis unleashed a violent wave of destruction against the Jews throughout Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland.


Although the contents of the Synagogue were destroyed on Kristallnacht, and the Jewish community of more than 2,000 was by 1943 destroyed through forced deportations to concentration camps, the Synagogue itself was not destroyed until the Allied bombing of the city on March 16, 1945.
 
Also see . . .
1. Würzburg During the Holocaust: Kristallnacht (Yad Veshem). The Jews of Würzburg suffered a heavy blow on Kristallnacht, between the 9th and the 10th of November, 1938. Nearly 1,000 SA militiamen raided Jewish residences throughout the city, robbing their valuables and destroying their contents. Jewish shops were looted and destroyed. Though the synagogue in Würzburg was not set on fire, as it was too close to neighboring buildings, its contents were gutted and burnt. The Torah scrolls disappeared, and later a few charred scrolls resurfaced in the yard of a local resident. The contents of the small synagogue were similarly destroyed. (Submitted on July 18, 2017.) 

2. Hauptsynagoge (WürzburgWiki, in German). (Submitted on July 18, 2017.)
 
Additional keywords. Holocaust
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 102 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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