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In North Rhine-Westphalia, only a few state synagogues have survived. One of them is located Bork district of the city of Selm. It is located today in the synagogue street, but this was built in the 1980s. For the 1820s, eight Jewish families are detectable in Bork, between 1821 and 1899, a Jewish school is occupied. As early as 1818, a small synagogue was built on the old main street, today synagogue path. It is a two-storey half-timbered house with hipped roof.
In 1938, after the building had been devastated in the Kristallnacht, the community was expropriated and had to sell the synagogue. In the following years it was used by the new owner as heating oil and coal storage. In 1994, the former synagogue was inaugurated as a "cultural site with a reminiscent and admonishing character". Today there are again regular Jewish services.
February 2, 2017
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