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Collection of Wooden Architectural Models of (Destroyed) Synagogues

Since the late 1990s, wooden models of (mainly) destroyed synagogues have been being reconstructed at the Braunschweig department of Bet Tfila – Research Unit. The models are equal in material, degree of abstraction, and scale (M 1:50). The collection of models is presented in Bet Tfila's traveling exhibitions as well as in exhibitions and events of institutions and museums throughout Germany and Europe.

Further information on the models is published in the exhibition catalogue "Synagogenarchitektur in Deutschland". The exbibition catalogue "Synagogue and Temple" focuses on the Reform synagogues of the collections.


Worms, Old Synagogue Hintere Judengasse

built in 1174/75
Modellzustand vor 1350
destroyed in 1938
reconstructed 1957–59




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Fürth, Altschul

built in 1616–17
remodeled in 1692 and 1831
extensively remodeled in 1863–65
destroyed in 1938




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Amsterdam, Sephardic Synagogue "Esnoga"

built in 1671–75
preserved, today museum

 




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London, Bevis Marks Synagogue

built in 1699–1701
preserved

 




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Halberstadt, Synagogue Bakenstraße

built in 1174/75
model in the state of before 1892
destroyed in 1938

 




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Berlin, Synagogue Heidereutergasse

built in 1712–14
master carpenter: Michael Kemmeter
devastated during WW II and later torn down

 




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Hornburg, Synagogue Dammstraße

built in 1766
demolished in 1924, interior preserved

 




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(Hamburg-)Altona, Synagogue Bäckerstraße

built in 1771
master mason: J. A. Trautmann
demolished in 1940

 




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Wörlitz, Synagogue Amtsgasse

built in 1789
architect: Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff
preserved, interior destroyed in 1938

 




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Karlsruhe, Synagogue Kronenstraße

built in 1798–1810
architect: Friedrich Weinbrenner
destroyed in 1871

 




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Seesen, Jacob's Temple

built until 1810
destroyed in 1938

 




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Hannover, Old Synagogue Bergstraße

built in 1827
architect: Friedrich August Ludwig Hellner
destroyed during WW II

 




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Ingenheim, Synagogue Hauptstraße

built in 1829–32
architect: Friedrich von Gärtner
devastated in 1938, torn down later

 




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Dresden, Synagogue Brühlscher Garten

built in 1838–40
architect: Gottfried Semper
destroyed in 1938

 




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Aschenhausen, Synagogue Oberkätzer Straße

built in 1843
preserved, interior destroyed

 




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Cologne, Synagogue Glockengasse

built in 1857
architect: Ernst Friedrich Zwirner
destroyed in 1938

 




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Breslau/Wrocław, New Synagogue Auf dem Anger

built in 1866–72
architect: Edwin Oppler
destroyed in 1938

 




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Eisenach, Synagogue Wörthstraße

built in 1884–85
architect: Hermann Hahn
destroyed in 1938

 




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Wolfenbüttel, Synagogue Lessingstraße

built in 1893
architect: Constantin Uhde
destroyed in 1938

 




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Bingen, Synagogue Rochusstraße

built in 1905
architect: Ludwig Levy
destroyed in 1938, torn down later

 




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Essen, Old Synagogue Steeler Straße

built in 1911–13, after an architectural competition in 1907/08
architect: Edmund Körner
devastated in 1938, later reconstructed
today house of encounter

 




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Wilhelmshaven, Synagogue Börsenstraße/Parkstraße

built in 1914/15
architect: Richard Freygang
destroyed in 1938

 




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Dieburg, Synagogue Am Markt

built in 1928
architect: Rudolph Joseph
remodeled several times
torn down in 1986

 




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Plauen, Synagogue Engelstraße/Senefelderstraße

built in 1929/30
architect: Fritz Landauer
destroyed in 1938

 




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Hamburg, Temple Oberstraße

built in 1930/31
architects: Felix Ascher and Robert Friedmann
preserved, today studio of the NDR

 




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Sillein/Žilina, Neologue Synagogue Hurbanova 11

built in 1929/30
architect: Peter Behrens
preserved

 




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