Polnische Schul

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Exterior view of the Polnische Schul synagogue
Interior of the Polnische Schul

The Polnische Schul (Pronunciation: [ˈpɔlnɪʃə] ['ʃuːl], Polish: Synagoga Polska w Wiedniu, English: "Polish synagogue") was a synagogue in Leopoldsgasse, Vienna.

It was built by the noted architect Wilhelm Stiassny in 1892. It was built specifically for the Polish Jewish community in the late 19th century. The Polnische Schul was destroyed during the Reichskristallnacht in 1938. Today a modern building stands there with a Tafel.

Coordinates: 48°13′06″N 16°22′39″E / 48.21833°N 16.37750°E / 48.21833; 16.37750

Jews from Galicia, the part of Poland in the Austro-Hungarian Empire after the division of Poland (1795), were known as Polish Jews in Vienna. This was one of their places of worship.

Literature[edit]

  • Bob Martens, Herbert Peter: "The Destroyed Synagogues of Vienna - Virtual city walks". Vienna: LIT Verlag, 2011.