The Korbach Synagogue and School
The former Synagogue
The synagogue was located at 5 Tempel Strasse, and was connected to the Jewish School that also had been the home for Moritz and Rosa and Manfred Goldwein. The buildings were destroyed on Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938.
The walk to the former Synagogue
We had to store the Torah in our hotel the evening before the Bar Mitzvah since it could not be transported from Gudensberg on Shabbat. So, walking the Torah from our hotel to the synagogue was a historic event. The last this had happened was likely by Eric’s Great-Grandfather as he removed the scrolls from the synagogue prior to Kristallnacht in 1938. A letter he wrote in 1939 suggested he had saved two of the scrolls. What happened to them after that is a mystery
|Carrying the Torah down Tempel Strasse, June 20,2003|
The Synagogue site
On the former site of the synagogue stands a nursery school. The small building where the ceremony was held was the site of the former school that was connected to the synagogue.
|Below: View of the nursery school on the former synagogue site. Note the plaque (straight ahead) commemorating the former Jewish population of the town.||Below: Synagogue school site, old and new|
|Jewish School, circa 1937. Synagogue is located to the right of the school, and is not pictured.||June, 2003 View|
|Large plaque from above picture||Small plaque located on wall to right of nursery school||Sketch of Korbach Synagogue and School pre Kristallnacht.||
Picture of Korbach Synagogue and School post Kristallnacht. Another photo is available at the Yad-Vashem website.