Jewish Heritage Europe

Germany: A new synagogue is inaugurated in Konstanz, 81 years after the pre-war synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht

The Jewish community in Konstanz, Germany, has a brand new synagogue. The new synagogue in the city, located on Lake Constance on the Swiss border, was inaugurated  on Sunday (Nov. 10) — 81 years after the city’s pre-WW2 synagogue was … continue reading →

Italy: Major state financing restored for MEIS – the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah – enabling it to complete its ambitious building complex and exhibition. MEIS also will collaborate with Colosseum archaeology park

Italy’s Culture Ministry has restored €25 million in state funding for the National Museum of Italian Judaism and the Shoah (MEIS),  enabling the museum, located in the northeast city Ferrara, to complete its ambitious building complex and exhibition. The funding … continue reading →

Kristallnacht: Wonderful surviving — and restored — synagogues to mark the 81st anniversary

By now it’s a JHE tradition. The night of November 9-10 marks the  81st anniversary of the so-called Kristallnacht pogrom in 1938, when the Nazis launched coordinated violent attacks on Jews, Jewish property and Jewish places of worship all over … continue reading →

Russia: New downloadable tourist guide to Jewish Kaliningrad (Königsberg) — a walking tour

If you get to Kaliningrad, Russia — formerly Königsberg, East Prussia — you can now follow a Jewish heritage itinerary in the city. Just a year ago, exactly 80 years after the grandiose New Synagogue was destroyed on Kristallnacht, a … continue reading →