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Great Synagogue of Warsaw

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Basic Information

Location 52° 14′ 40.51″ N, 21° 0′ 8.63″ E
Country Poland
City Warsaw
Address Tlomackie St

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 52.24433,21.00274


Summary

This synagogue was the largest synagogue of prewar Warsaw and one of the largest in the world and that time. After the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on May 16, 1943 the SS blew up the building. It was not rebuilt after the war.

Since the 1980's, the site has been occupied by a large skyscraper, once known as the Golden Skyscraper and currently commonly referred to as the Blue Skyscraper


History and time period

The Great Synagogue was built by Warsaw's Jewish community between 1875 and 1878 at Tłomackie street, in the south-eastern tip of the district in which the Jews were allowed to settle by the Russian Imperial authorities. The main architect was Leandro Marconi.


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