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Lithuania - Former Anykščiai Synagogue Demolished

Published on: November 27, 2011 06:46 PM
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Lithuania - One line and a few pictures in a Lithuanian online news service reported the demolition of the former community synagogue in the northern Lithuanian town of Anykščiai (Aniksht in Yiddish). The reason given for the demolition of the building on Saltupio Steet, which had been used as a bakery, was a “state of emergency.”

A new building to house a social services center is planned for the site.

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 Nov 27, 2011 at 07:14 PM shredready Says:

is was a bakery not a shull anymore


 Nov 28, 2011 at 06:32 AM Chelmite Says:

The emergecny was that someone wanted the place.


 Nov 28, 2011 at 07:43 AM 5TResident Says:

It is unfortunate, but once there are no Jews in the area, there is no reason for the municipality to keep the shul building open, especially if the land is needed for something else. There used to be hundreds of shuls, small and large, in the South and West Bronx from the 1920's through the 1950's, but then the Jews started to leave in earnest in the 1960's. The vast majority of the old shuls have either been demolished, abandoned or, loi aleinu, turned into churches.


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