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Great Synagogue, Bucharest

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The Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz, then it was restored again in 1945, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. It nowadays hosts an exhibition entitled The Memorial of Jewish Martyrs “Chief Rabbi Dr. Mozes Rosen”. During the late 1980s, just like many churches in the area, this synagogue was virtually surrounded by concrete buildings, so as to hide it from public sight.It still hosts weekend religious services, being one of the few active synagogues in the city and in Romania. For service details contact Yehuda Livnat +40-73-470-8970.
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  • The walls are lined with displays explaining the history or pogroms and military orders, including copies of newspaper clippings and correspondance, telling the story of how Romanian Jews were rounded...  more »
  • This 150 year old Synagogue-one of the oldest in Bucharest, accommodates now also the Jewish Heritage Museum and the Holocaust Museum...Indeed a most interesting sight seeing Trip into the almost 500 ...  more »
  • Today is not an acting synagogue and we decided to visit this place, mainly because now is housing the Holocaust Museum exhibition.The Synagogue who is known as The Polish Synagogue is well kept by so...  more »