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Jewish shrine in Liberec

This unique building grew in a place where one of the largest Jewish synagogues had been before it was raided and burnt during so-called Kristallnacht in 1938.
Location
Address:Rumjancevova ulice 1362Liberec, 460 01GPS:50°46'17.2''N; 15°03'30.3''E[Map]
Contact
GSM:+420 602 763 020Phone:+420 485 103 340E-mail:info@kehila-liberec.czWeb:http://www.kehila-liberec.cz

In 2001 the building of the State's Scientific Library was completed in Liberec. It is situated in a place occupied by one of the largest Jewish synagogues until 1938. It used to be a monumental Neo-Renaissance building but was burnt during so-called Kristallnacht in 1938.

The new building, the so-called Building of Reconciliation, is a combination of a library and a shrine, the first post-war newly built synagogue in this country. The shrine has the shape of half of a Star of David and its housing symbolically resembles the Wailing Wall.

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