Orthodox synagogue in Košice

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Košice Synagogue
Synagóga v Košiciach
Basic information
Location Košice, Slovakia
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active Synagogue
Architectural description
Architect(s) Ľudovít Oelschläger
Completed 1927
Capacity 800

The Orthodox synagogue in Košice (Slovak: Ortodoxná synagóga v Košiciach) was built in the years 1926–1927 at Puškinova Street in the historic centre of Košice, Slovakia.

The Orthodox Jews built a representative synagogue with 800 seats with a school and the Talmud Torah school headed by rabbis. The designer of the synagogue was Ľudovít Oelschläger, a Christian architect, and it was built by Hugó Kaboš.

The Holocaust memorial plate[edit]

The bronze Holocaust memorial plate was installed on the front of the synagogue in 1992. It informs that more than 12,000 Jews of Košice were taken to concentration camps in 1944. Unfortunately, it does not mention that more than 2,000 Jews from Košice's surroundings were concentrated here and then also sent to the concentration camps. Only 400 of all transported Jews survived.

The region of Košice was a part of Hungary before the World War I and during World War II (after the First Vienna Award). The transports of Jews to the Nazi camps were commanded by Ladislav Csatári. He disappeared after the war and was captured 50 years later in Canada.

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Coordinates: 48°43′13″N 21°15′43″E / 48.72028°N 21.26194°E / 48.72028; 21.26194