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Obj. ID: 50935
Modern Jewish Art
  Memorial at the site of the Great Synagogue in Liepāja, Latvia, 2014

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

The Great Synagogue of Liepāja

Description:

The monument is a pier faced by granite plaques and toped by a bronze model of the Great Synagogue. A Latvian inscription is placed on the main facet, while identical English and Russian inscriptions appear on the side facets of the monument. 

Inscriptions:

Latvian:

Šajā vietā
atradās
Liepājas
Lielā Horālā
Sinagoga

Uzcelta 1872.gadā
Nojaukta 1941.gadā
II Pasaules kara laika

English:

This is
the location
of the former
Liepaja Great
Choral Synagogue

Built in 1872
Destroyed in July 1941
during World War II

Russian:

На этом места
находилась
Большая Хоральная
Синагога Лиепаи

Построена в 1872
Разрушена в июле 1941
во время Второй Мировой войны

Commissioned by

Probably, the Liepaja Jewish Heritage Foundation

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Name/Title
Memorial at the site of the Great Synagogue in Liepāja | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
2014
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Location
Latvia | Kurzeme | Liepāja
| 11 Kuršu St.
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Marble, bronze
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History/Provenance

The Great Synagogue of Liepāja was built in 1872 and demolished by the Nazis in July 1941.

The monument marking its site was unveiled in 2014.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed: