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  abandoned synagogue in Vidin
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  • abandoned synagogue in Vidin - Vidin
      abandoned synagogue in Vidin
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  • abandoned synagogue in Vidin - Vidin
      abandoned synagogue in Vidin
    by josephescu
  • abandoned synagogue in Vidin - Vidin
      abandoned synagogue in Vidin
    by josephescu
  • abandoned synagogue in Vidin - Vidin
      abandoned synagogue in Vidin
    by josephescu
 

Testimony of the past glory of the city, of an era of fruitful trade & a poli-ethnic society,
the abandoned synagogue lies today hidden among vegetation and behind communist era blocks of flats. But it makes a romantic sight, wandering around and inside it, for this is all that remains of this once vibrant community, one of the most important Jewish centers on the Danube during the Ottoman period.

Considering its size, I wonder how large used to be the Jewish community in Vidin ? Why did they leave after WW II? How many still live in Vidin? What will the future bring to this old building, will it ever be restored ?

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  • Updated Jul 3, 2008
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