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Obj. ID: 9234
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  Memorial on the place of the Hauptsynagoge in München, Germany, 1969

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2013

The monument consists of several granite blocks. 

The side looking toward the Maxburgstrasse has a Magen David inscribed with verse 18 of Psalm 74 in German and Hebrew:

Ge- / denke / dies der Feind / höhte / dich ("Remember this, how the enemy has mocked you, Lord")

  זכר זאת / אויב / חרף ד / ("Remember this, how the enemy has mocked you, Lord")

74. Psalm / Vers / 18

Above and below of the Magen David, a German inscription in square letters reads:

"Hier stande die 1883-87 / erbaute Hauptsynagoge / der israelitischen / Kultus-Gemeinde / Sie wurde in der Zeit / der Juden-Verfolgung / im Juni 1938 abgerissen / Am 10. Nov. 1938 wurden / in Deutschland die Syna- / gogen niedergebrannt." ("Here stood the Main Synagogue of the Jewish community, built in 1883-87. In the time of persectution of Jews, it was destroyed in June 1938. On 10 November 1938, in Germany, synagogues were burnt down).

On the back side, Tablets of the Law with the Decalogue (first two words in Hebrew) are carved in the stone. A seven-branched menorah surmounts verse 8 of Psalm 74 in Hebrew: שרפו / כל / מועדי / אל / בארץ (they burned all the meeting places of God in the land, Ps. 74:8).

On the left side of the monument, another menorah surmounts verse 7 from Psalm 74 in Hebrew: שלחו / באש / מקדשך / לארץ / חללו / משכן / שמך ("They burned your sanctuary to the ground; they defiled the dwelling place of your Name, Ps. 74:7).

A metal plaque with the name of the artist on the back of the monument reads: "Gestaltet 1969 von / Herbert Peters" (Designed in 1969 by Herbert Peters). 

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Name/Title
Memorial on the place of the Hauptsynagoge in München | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1969
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Peters, Herbert (artist, 1925-2006)
(Unknown)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Peters
Historical Origin
Unknown
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Location
Germany | Bayern (Bavaria) | München (Munich)
| Herzog-Max-Strasse
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granite
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carved
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carved
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0
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Custom
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Documenter
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Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2021
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.