Frankfurt am Main Synagogue; November Pogroms

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Where: Römerberg 16, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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When: 01 November 1938

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Description: Frankfurt am Main Synagogue; Kristallnacht; November Pogroms

Creator/Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Date: November 1938

Repository: Leo Baeck Institute

Parent Collection: National Socialism Collection

Call Number: AR 119

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Owner: Center for Jewish History, NYC
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 6278
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    • 05/Mar/2010 21:23:15

    I had not seen the photos of Kristallnacht before; this is terribly compelling. Thanks for sharing this history with us on Flickr.

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    • 12/Apr/2010 18:30:23

    Somehow, from the documentaries I watched as a child in Hebrew school, and other sources like that, I always associated Kristallnacht with smashed windows in storefronts, sort of small stuff like that, though happening on a widespread scale of course. Somehow I never thought of massive, impressive buildings such as this one being set aflame. This is probably the largest and most impressive shul I've seen in photos... far more architecturally attractive than, for example, my own home shul out on Long Island. ... It's shots like these these that really make you think, what if it were your shul? what if it happened to you? And brings the whole thing home so much more strongly, more powerfully.

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    • 12/Apr/2010 19:32:47

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Commons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    • 12/Apr/2010 20:15:11

    Wow... really poignant for me as I just moved to this city. Thank you for sharing.

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    • 20/Mar/2011 10:17:03

    wow! -- Seen in Rimel Neffati's favorites. (?)

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    • 10/Aug/2016 22:36:01

    This is described as the Main Synagogue. And so it is now found in Wikipedia. But it seems to be the Borenplatze Synagogue.

2 months ago a contributor from Bondi, Australia suggested this image is from 1938


2 months ago a contributor from Bondi, Australia suggested this image location is 50.1101, 8.68225