Újpest Synagogue

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Újpest Synagogue
Újpesti zsinagóga
Újpesti-zsinagóga.jpg
Basic information
Location Újpest, Budapest, Hungary
Geographic coordinates 47°33′44″N 19°04′58″E / 47.56224°N 19.08287°E / 47.56224; 19.08287Coordinates: 47°33′44″N 19°04′58″E / 47.56224°N 19.08287°E / 47.56224; 19.08287
Affiliation Neolog Judaism
Country Hungary

The Újpest Synagogue is a Neolog Judaism synagogue in Újpest (New Pest), a district of Budapest, Hungary.[1] The Romantic-style edifice was built in 1866 and holds 1,000 seats.[1] Rabbi Sander Rosenberg from Arad officiated at the opening ceremony.[1] Its establishment was a "great holiday" for the Jews and Christians of Újpest.[1] It lies in Attila József street about five minutes from Újpest-Városkapu metro station.

The synagogue was founded by the Lowy family.[2]

The Orthodox Judaism community, which did not agree with Neolog Judaism, split off and created their own synagogue.[1]

During World War II, the synagogue was looted and partially destroyed by the Nazis.[1] After the war the synagogue was rebuilt and a Holocaust memorial was added next to the synagogue.[1] The memorial, which was unveiled by Hungarian President Zoltán Tildy, is a wall with names of the 17,000 Jewish Ujpest residents that were victims of the Holocaust.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Valley, Eli (1999). The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe: A Travel Guide and Resource Book to Prague, Warsaw, Crakow, and Budapest. Jason Aronson. p. 538. ISBN 0-7657-6000-2. 
  2. ^ Smith, Duncan J D Smith (2006). Only in Budapest. 173: Brandstätter. p. 243. ISBN 3-902510-51-X. 

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