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Jewish Architecture
  Synagogue in Assen, The Netherlands

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2002

The synagogue which was built in in 1901 replaced an earlier synagogue dating back to 1832. The left side wall of the current building contains a commemoration stone of the earlier synagogue with the Hebrew inscription of Psalm 118:19. 

The rectangular brick building contains ornamental stonework along the upper part of the gable roof. The building details of the façade such as the Ionic pillars, fronton with the Hebrew inscription of 1 Kings 8:33 and the pinnacles on top of the façade are made out of ashlar. The mixed building style of the exterior comprises of Romanesque, gothic, early modern and classical features. The synagogue has a side entrance purposed for female visitors.

The building was heavily damaged and looted during the Second World War. The original wooden vaulted ceiling is still one of the few elements which remain intact. The synagogue has been repurposed as a church after a renovation in 1947. The former women’s gallery now contains the church organ. The stained-glass windows designed by the architect A. van Oosten, dating back to 1932, were transported to an Israeli kibbutz in 1974.

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Name/Title
Synagogue in Assen | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1901
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Assen
| Groningerstraat 14 | 9401 BK
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Brick
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Church
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
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)
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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Coordinates: 52.996567, 6.563833
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
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
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
J.F. van Agt & E. van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Amsterdam, 1988); Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Amsterdam, 2005), p. 69 with ill.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.