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Bochum, Germany - New synagogue Inaugurated Nearly 70 Years After Kristallnacht

Published on: December 16, 2007 03:34 PM
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Bochum, Germany - A new synagogue was inaugurated today, nearly 70 years after the previous one was destroyed by the Nazis.

Members of the 1,200-strong Jewish community carried Torah scrolls from the site of the old synagogue to the new one.

The cube-shaped synagogue took two years to build at a cost of 10 million dollars. With room for 200 worshippers, it forms the core of a community centre that Jewish leaders in the city hope will be a meeting point for all citizens.

The old synagogue was burned down in November 1938 when Nazi mobs ransacked Jewish homes and property in what is known as Reichs kristallnacht. [earthtimes]

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