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  Neue Synagoge
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  • Neue Synagoge - Berlin
      Neue Synagoge
    by alancollins
  • Neue Synagoge - Berlin
      Neue Synagoge
    by alancollins

The New Synagogue (Neue Synagoge) was built between 1859 and 1866 in a Spanish Moorish Style and was an early iron construction. Behind the ornate front of the building there was seating in the main hall for 3,200 people, making it the largest synagogue in Germany at that time. During Kristallnacht on the 9th November 1938 the building was set alite but the fire was put out and the building saved from total destruction. During World War 2 the building suffered heavy damage from bombing and the main chamber of building was demolished in 1958 leaving only a small part of the original building standing. Work started in 1988 to restored the building and this was completed in 1995. Tours are available around the Synagogue mostly in German but the official website gives times of the tours in English. Unfortunately the building has to have a round the clock police presence and there are bollards protecting the front of the building.

Address: Oranienburger Strasse 28-30, Berlin
Phone: (030) 8802 8300
Website: http://www.cjudaicum.de/

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  • Written Apr 19, 2008
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