Uzhgorod Synagogue

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Uzhgorod Synagogue
Ужгородська Синагога
Uschhorod synagoge.jpg
Basic information
Location Uzhhorod, Ukraine
Geographic coordinates 48°37′21.49″N 22°18′3.64″E / 48.6226361°N 22.3010111°E / 48.6226361; 22.3010111Coordinates: 48°37′21.49″N 22°18′3.64″E / 48.6226361°N 22.3010111°E / 48.6226361; 22.3010111
Affiliation Ashkenazi Jews
Country Ukraine
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Converted Synagogue
Architectural description
Architect(s) Gyula Papp and Ferenc Szabolcs
Architectural style Byzantine RevivalMoorish Revival
Completed 1904

The Uzhgorod Synagogue building is located in Uzhhorod, in the present day Zakarpattia Oblast of western Ukraine.

Synagogue[edit]

The synagogue was completed and dedicated on July 27, 1904. It was then within the Carpathian Ruthenia region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The building was designed by the architects Gyula Papp and Ferencs Szabolcs,[1] in a flamboyant Romantic style that boldly intermingled Byzantine Revival and Moorish Revival architectural elements.

Concert hall[edit]

Since World War II the building has served as Uzhgorod's concert hall, prized for its acoustics. It has housed the Regional Philharmonic Society with the Transcarpathian Folk Choir.

All Jewish symbols were removed from the building, although as of 2012 there is a plaque on the facade commemorating the 85,000 Jews from Zakarpattia Oblast who were murdered in The Holocaust. There are now plans to restore the glass dome with its mosaics.[2]

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Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glass Mosaic Ceiling of Uzhgorod Synagogue to be Restored". Jewish Heritage Europe. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ 21 channel (7 April 2015). "Унікальна закарпатська філармонія". Retrieved 28 June 2016 – via YouTube.