The Synagogues of Europe
PAST AND PRESENT
Latvia

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          EXHIBITION

 
Below you will find a series of postcards that depict various synagogues that currently or once stood in Europe. Most of these photographs have been purchased, taken, or otherwise obtained by those visiting these towns and cities, and they have been subsequently submitted to the Museum to be placed online.  Some of these synagogues might still be extant, i.e. still being used as synagogues, but others lay abandoned and perhaps in a state of disrepair, or are currently being used for other purposes. Some have been restored.

Current town names are used to indicate the location of each synagogue.

The Museum welcomes further submissions, as this exhibition is forever ongoing and evolving. Please include the name of the country, town/city, synagogue (if known), and the month and year the photo was taken.

Please click on the thumbnail photos to see the enlarged versions.
 
 
LATVIA

 

 
DAUGAVPILS, LATVIA*
Butchers' House of Prayer

A brick building constructed in 1895.

 


 

 
JEKABPILS, LATVIA*
The Old Synagogue

A stone building constructed in 1881, reconstructed in 1936-31.
 

 
JELGAVA, LATVIA*
The Great Synagogue

A brick building constructed in 1860. The synagogue was reconstructed between the years 1934-1939.

 

 

 
KRUSTPILS, LATVIA*
Heimo House of Prayer

A stone building constructed in 1890.
 

 
LUDZA, LATVIA TW
once known as Lucyn, Poland

Wooden synagogue.

 
RIGA, LATVIA*
The Great Choral Synagogue

A stone building constructed in 1871.
 

 
SABILE, LATVIA*

A stone building constructed in 1875.

 

 
VISHKI, LATVIA  

TW - from Tomek Wisniewski, www.bagnowka.com.

* - Courtesy of www.jewishpostcardcollection.com.

 

 

 

 

 


 











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