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Synagoge am Kottbusser Tor, Berlin

Synagoge am Kottbusser Tor - Berlin, Germany
Synagoge am Kottbusser Tor
Fraenkelufer 10, Berlin, Germany 10999Map
Neighborhood: Kreuzberg
Overview

The huge orthodox synagogue on Fraenkelufer used to be the centre of orthodox Jewish life in Berlin. While liberal Jews frequented the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Stra├če, orthodox Jews celebrated the sabbath here from 1913-1938. That was until members of Hitler's SA stormed the building and burnt the torah scrolls. The complex was then confiscated by the Gestapo and used as a garage. Although completely destroyed during a wartime bombing raid, neither the bombs nor the Gestapo succeeded in putting an end to Jewish life on Fraenkelufer. Nowadays, there is a community centre and a smaller synagogue in an adjacent building. On the bank of the canal, one of the most beautiful spots in Berlin, a commemorative plaque recounts the synagogue's turbulent history.

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Synagoge am Kottbusser Tor General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
  • Nearest Train: Kottbusser Tor: U1, U15
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