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Nazis destroyed Berlin Fraenkelufer synagogue. A project tries to raise the funds to rebuild it

In Berlin’s Kreuzberg neighborhood, the Fraenkelufer synagogue was demolished by the Nazis on the November night in 1938. Along a narrow canal in one of Berlin’s largest Turkish and Muslim neighborhoods sits a memorial, where was the former Fraenkelufer synagogue, which designed in 1916 by the German Jewish architect Alexander Beer.

 

Berlin fights anti-Semitism with a synagogue in one of the German capital's most Muslim neighborhoods
Berlin fights anti-Semitism with a synagogue in one of the German capital’s most Muslim neighborhoods

As with everything else, the Fraenkelufer synagogue in Berlin is being reborn from the ashes

The youth synagogue is all that remains of the once imposing structure. Today, the synagogue houses a conservative congregation. Medieval and baroque stylistic elements adorned the original building, but now it’s only a ghost. So, a Palestinian-born German politician and the leader of Berlin’s Jewish community stood together outlined a plan to give the Fraenkelufer synagogue new life.

 

Partly to combat the antisemitism, the plans to rebuild a synagogue in the Kreuzberg district where many Muslims live.

Jefferson Chase

 

The project, which will cost an estimated around 30 million of Euro, is still unfunded, but it’s seeking support from the city, foundations and private donors. The architect also estimates that if funding comes through, it will take at least five years to complete.