Orthodox synagogue in Košice
Synagóga v Košiciach
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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
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.
- Synagogues of Kosice
- Guide to synagogues and other Jewish heritage sites in Slovakia
- Ethel Flam (nee Frankfurter) Kosice survivor testimony - telling about the roundup in the synagogue yard.