Rijeka Synagogue

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Rijeka Synagogue
Riječka Sinagoga
Riječka sinagoga 1.jpg
Religion
AffiliationJudaism
RiteAshkenazi
LeadershipRabbi: Josip (Giuseppe) Frank
StatusDestroyed in 1944
Location
LocationRijeka, Croatia
Architecture
Architect(s)Lipót Baumhorn
StyleArt Nouveau
Completed1903

Rijeka Synagogue was main city synagogue in Rijeka, Croatia. It was destroyed by Nazis in 1944.[1]

The first Jews settled in Rijeka from the Italian Adriatic coast in the 15th century. The Jewish community of Rijeka was established on September 26, 1781. The first Rijeka synagogue was located in a three-storey house. In 1901, the Jewish community of Rijeka had 2,600 members. Construction of the new synagogue began after the Jewish community of Rijeka collected voluntary contribution for the construction of the synagogue. Construction began in 1902 at Via del Pomerio 31, and it was finished on September 18, 1903. The new Rijeka Synagogue was opened on October 22, 1903. The interior of the synagogue was built in the Mudéjar style.[1][2]

The Rijeka Synagogue was destroyed on January 25, 1944 during Nazi occupation of Rijeka.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Morgani (2006)
  2. ^ a b (in Croatian) Židovska općina Rijeka; Irena Deže Starčević; Židovi u Rijeci; stranica 4, 8, 10, 18, 19, 20; lipanj 2011.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Morgani, Teodoro (2006). Židovi Rijeke i Opatije (1441.-1945.). Rijeka: Adamić d.o.o., Židovska općina Rijeka. ISBN 978-953-219-323-7.