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Obj. ID: 24822
Jewish Architecture
  Auxiliary Synagogue in Plzeň, Czech Republic

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2018

The memorial exists within the ruined walls of the so-called Auxiliary Synagogue, also known as the Old Jewish School that was built in 1875 next to the Old Synagogue. The two structures were joined by a stone staircase to the galleries. After the opening of the New (or Great) Synagogue in 1893, the Auxiliary Synagogue was used for storage and today only the outer walls survive to enclose the Holocaust Memorial. This was built as part of the project “Year 2002 — Year of Memories,” in which Plzen hosted various events to commemorate the Holocaust.

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Name/Title
Auxiliary Synagogue (Holocaust memorial) in Plzeň | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1875
Synagogue active dates
Until 1892
Reconstruction dates
From 2002 is used as a memorial to the Holocaust victims
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
Czech Republic | Bohemia | Plzeň
| Courtyard of the house №80/5, Smetanovy sady St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
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Period Detail
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Documentation / Research project
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Iconographical Subject
S | Stone
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Textual Content
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Languages of inscription
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Material / Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Construction material
Stone
Measurements
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Weight
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Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Memorial
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
E (No return)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
2 (Regional)
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Pricking
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
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Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Fiedler, Jiří. Jewish Sights of Bohemia and Moravia (Prague:Sefer, 1991)

Gruber, Samuel D. “Plzen's Holocaust Memorial Combines Best Jewish Memorial Traditions,” Samuel Gruber’s Jewish Art & Monuments, July 26, 2018., https://samgrubersjewishartmonuments.blogspot.com/2018/07/plzens-holocaust-memorial-combines-best.html (accessed December 22, 2021)

"On the road in CZ: a closer look at the Plzeň Holocaust memorial," Jewish Heritage Europe, July 26, 2018., https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2018/07/26/on-the-road-in-cz-a-closer-look-at-the-plzen-holocaust-memorial/ (accessed December 28, 2021)

"Plzň," 10 Stars: Revitalisation of Jewish Historic Buildings in Czech Republic, https://www.10hvezd.cz/en/object/plzen/ (accessed December 28, 2021)

Rozkošná, Blanka and Pavel Jakubec. Židovské památky Čech – Jewish Monuments in Bohemia (Brno, 2004)

“Pebbles Fashioned into Monument to Czech Jews Who Died in Shoah,” Jewish Telegraphic Agency, April 25, 2002, https://www.jta.org/archive/pebbles-fashioned-into-monument-to-czech-jews-who-died-in-shoah (accessed December 28, 2021)
Type
Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2018
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2021
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Computer Reconstruction
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