White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw

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The White Stork Synagogue is a nineteenth-century synagogue in Wrocław, Poland. Rededicated in 2010 after a decade-long renovation, it is the religious and cultural centre of the local Jewish community, under the auspices of the Union of Jewish Religious Communities in Poland. It is the only synagogue in Wrocław to have survived the Holocaust.HistoryThe synagogue, which opened in 1829 when the city was known as Breslau and part of the Kingdom of Prussia, is a three-story Neoclassical designed by the architect Carl Ferdinand Langhans (1781–1869). Langhans was one of the foremost 19th-century architects of Silesia. He was among Germany’s foremost theater designers. He also designed the Breslau Actors' Guild Theater and Opera House. The original interior, now lost, was designed by the painter Raphael Biow (1771–1836) and his son Hermann Biow (1804–1850). The name was taken from an inn of the same name which had previously stood on the site.The main prayer hall is surrounded on three sides with women's galleries. Two levels of galleries to the north and two on the south flank a single gallery on the eastern Torah ark wall. The wooden frame of the Torah ark and the damaged tablets of the Ten Commandments are all that remain of the original religious features.
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  • Understand the history of the Jewish people living in Wroclaw. Buildings even ten years ago? To like it was rebuilt and was clean. You can compare old pictures so. Lot around China Goku had a cafe. China Goku on-site café 2 place. Building itself was reconstructed beautifully, but space for concerts and gatherings and ordered state-of-the-ordinary plastic chair, I feel not fit and feel of the building. And away in the shop was selling goods on Judaism, but people in charge, in but did not. I was going to lunch? Cafe "Charlotte" next to the narrow alley to go China Goku appears.
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  • a beautiful synagogue, you might want to see inside. Interesting exhibitions and concerts. Tour without tickets. Closed on Jewish holidays.
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  • White Stork synagogue in neoclassical style, the only synagogue in Wrocław. Got the name from lying near the hotels. The courtyard of the synagogue served as a gathering place for Jews to the death camps. After the anti-Semitic campaign of 1968, devotions in the synagogue were suspended.
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  • Very honest and clarifying exhibition
  • Very impresive
  • Wspaniałe miejsce! ❤❤❤❤
  • Beautifully restored and has a free entrance. A must-see.
  • Lovely place
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