Great Synagogue, Warsaw
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|Great Synagogue of Warsaw
Wielka Synagoga w Warszawie
Great Synagogue in the 1910s
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Destroyed May 16, 1943|
The Great Synagogue was built by the Warsaw's Jewish community between 1875 and 1878 at Tłomackie street, in the south-eastern tip of the district in which the Jews were allowed to settle by the Russian Imperial authorities. The main architect was Leandro Marconi.
SS-Gruppenführer Jürgen Stroop recalled:
"What a wonderful sight! I called out Heil Hitler! and pressed the button. A terrific explosion brought flames right up to the clouds. The colors were unbelievable. An unforgettable allegory of the triumph over Jewry. The Warsaw Ghetto has ceased to exist. Because that is what Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler wanted."
See also 
- Moshe Arens (May 2003). "The Changing Face of Memory: Who Defended the Warsaw Ghetto?". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved February 10, 2011.
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