On November 9, a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the November pogroms took place in Wiener Neustadt. Professor Dr. Werner Sulzgruber, who organized the event and responsible drew, leaving the ...
On November 9, a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the November pogroms took place in Wiener Neustadt.
Professor Dr. Werner Sulzgruber, who organized the event and responsible drew, leaving at the end of nearly 200 names of Jews who were expelled from Wiener Neustadt and murdered. Students lit for each of the victims of a candle.
The highlight of the commemoration was certainly unique and singular projection of the synagogue of Wiener Neustadt on that house, which stands on the site of the synagogue today.
View of the synagogue of Wiener Neustadt, circa 1905. Picture from: Werner Sulzgruber, The Jewish Wiener Neustadt, Vienna 2010, p 39
On 16 March 1902, the foundation stone was laid, the closing ceremony for the synagogue, took place already on September 18 1,902th The architect was none other than Wilhelm Stiassny, who apparently worked without pay.
In the very distinctive rosette with a Star of David of several meters in diameter, the Bible verse from Isaiah 56.7 found:
My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer.
Annotation: In the picture above can be well recognized that even a year is indicated by the verse. I could not when photographing still images seen in the literature do not find what letters are presented, but it stands to reason that 5662 (= 1902) was specified. (Rosh Hashanah, which is the first Tishri and thus the beginning of the Jewish year 5663, was only on October 2, 1902!)
was commissioned by the Gestapo, the "handover or takeover of the temple building for the SS formation" already on 10 October 1938th
In the pogrom itself the Star of David was chipped and the huge decorative windows broken out. Furthermore, individual windows were damaged, destroyed the establishment and stolen stamps devices. Nazis had apparently thrown torches into the synagogue, caused the burns. But she was not, like so many in the Reich, set on fire as a whole. Reason for sparing the building was the fact that the synagogue at that time was already "taken".
Werner Sulzgruber, The Jewish Wiener Neustadt, Vienna 2010, p 38 and esp. 47
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