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Austria: architect of St. Pölten synagogue, a Holocaust victim, is commemorated

The Viennese architect Theodor Schreier — who died in the Nazi ghetto/concentration camp Terezin — is being honored with a commemorative plaque and memorial concert at his most famous work, the magnificent domed synagogue in St. Pölten, Austria. According to the … continue reading →

Hungary: Discovering Budapest’s lesser known synagogues. Part 3 – Stand-alone synagogues

Budapest’s main grand synagogues, located in the city center on Dohány, Kazinczy and Rumbach streets, are local landmarks. But there is an ensemble of other synagogues scattered throughout the Hungarian capital, most of which are home to small — yet … continue reading →

Germany Update: Stained glass windows by US Jewish artist dedicated in German church housed in a former synagogue

After four years of work, stained glass windows by a Jewish American artist have been installed and dedicated in a church in Germany that occupies a former synagogue. The six vividly colorful windows by the artist Barney Zeitz were dedicated … continue reading →