Malmö Synagogue

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Malmö Synagogue
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Basic information
Location Malmö, Sweden
Geographic coordinates 55°35′58″N 13°00′39″E / 55.59944°N 13.01083°E / 55.59944; 13.01083
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Status Active
Website www.jfm.se
Architectural description
Architect(s) John Smedberg
Architectural type Synagogue
Architectural style Art Nouveau and Moorish Revival
Completed 1903

Malmö Synagogue (Swedish: Malmö synagoga) is the only synagogue in Malmö, Sweden. It was built in 1903 and designed by the architect John Smedberg. It has an Art Nouveau and Moorish Revival design.[1] The services of worship are orthodox.[2][3]

Attacks[edit]

The synagogue was attacked with explosives on July 23, 2010.[4] The explosion was caused with some kind of fireworks or firecracker containing too little gunpowder to seriously damage the building. A note threatening to bomb the building had been taped to the door the day before the bombing.[5]

The synagogue was attacked with an explosive device on September 28, 2012, shattering a window.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malmö museer (Swedish)
  2. ^ Judiska församlingen i Malmö (Swedish)
  3. ^ Länsstyrelsen i Skåne län (Swedish)
  4. ^ "Malmo Synagogue Rocked by Explosion, Dan Verbin, July 27, 2010, Shalom Life.
  5. ^ "Threat and attack against the synagogue of Malmö as Jews leave the Swedish city," July 27, 2010, European Jewish Press.
  6. ^ "I natt sprängdes en bomb vid synagogan i Malmö". P4 Stockholm (in Swedish). 28 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 55°35′58″N 13°00′39″E / 55.59944°N 13.01083°E / 55.59944; 13.01083