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City of Hamburg buys Temple Synagogue

The Foundation has long supported the campaign to secure the remains of the historic Temple Synagogue in Hamburg - one of our featured synagogues. We are pleased now to note this campaign has been successful with the decision of the City of Hamburg to purchase the site with a view to its preservation and development.


Prof Miriam Ruerup, a local leader of the campaign to save the site commented, “I am very pleased that the Senate of the City of Hamburg has decided to take this ground-breaking step. Now this last remaining structural remnant of Jewish history in downtown Hamburg can finally be developed into a lively and open place. Hamburg now has the unique chance to make a gem of the inner-city Jewish topography visible again."

You can read more about the campaign on its website, and for any German speakers (or those using an online translation service), we have some of the announcement's coverage in the local press.

https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/stadt-kauft-hinterhof-grundstueck-hamburg-rettet-die-tempel-ruine-37806938

https://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/hamburg/Hamburger-Senat-rettet-juedische-Tempel-Ruine-in-der-Neustadt,tempel136.html

https://www.welt.de/regionales/hamburg/article222306492/Juedisches-Leben-in-Hamburg-Der-Schatz-im-Hinterhof.html

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