Constanţa, Romania

 

The Ashkenazic Great Synagogue in the Romanian port of Constanța — designed in the Moorish style by Adolf Linz and built between 1910 and 1914 —  is in disastrous condition as these haunting photos from August 2014 by Dejan Petrovic document.

As we posted in October 2013, the Romanian news site Info Sud-Est sharply indicted  local officials and popular opinion for having allowed the building, the one surviving synagogue in the town,  to crumble to the point of collapse.

In a separate, more detailed architectural, article, “The Architectural Heritage of the Jews in Constanța,” Nicoleta Doina Teodorescu and Corina Lucescu write that less than 20 years ago, the synagogue was in decent shape and used by the small local Jewish community.

 

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