Jewish Heritage Europe

Ornament of their city – the synagogue of Kaiserslautern, 1886-1938

September 22, 2018 – December 23, 2018 all-day
Kaiserslautern Stadtmuseum
Steinstraße 48
67657 Kaiserslautern
4 euro, reduced 2.50 euro

A special exhibit tells the story of the creation and destruction of the grand synagogue in Kaiserslautern, German, once hailed as the “ornament of their city.”

Inaugurated in 1886, the synagogue, was designed by the “once well-known, now somewhat forgotten” architect Ludwig Levy. The synagogue was razed in the summer of 1938 — months before Kristallnacht.

The exhibit features dramatic photos of the destruction of the building. It also includes  a brief outline of Levy’s life and work. 

Click to see description of exhibition and a photo gallery