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      Synagogue
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  • Synagogue - Zutphen
      Synagogue
    by Pijlmans
  • Synagogue - Zutphen
      Synagogue
    by Pijlmans
  • Synagogue - Zutphen
      Synagogue
    by Pijlmans
  • Synagogue - Zutphen
      Synagogue
    by Pijlmans
 

This synagogue was open when we where there and a very enthusiastic rabbi explained us some things.

The synagogue was built in 1879.

The Jewish community was almost completely eradicated by the Germans during WWII.

After the war, the few remaining Jews had to sell the synagogue because they could not pay the costs that came with it.

After that, the building housed a machine factory, and an extra level was build inside the building.

In 1976 the city bought the building and wanted to demolish it in favor of new houses.

However, the building was saved by placing it on the national lists of monuments.

It is again in use as a synagogue since 1985.

Open from 11.00-16.00 h.

Address: Dieserstraat 11, Zutphen

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2011
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