The Grand Synagogue Memorial

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The Grand Synagogue Memorial

The Grand Synagogue Memorial
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Shane S
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions
Apr 2019
Very sad but necessary to see where the Great Synagogue once stood before 2000 Jews were pushed inside and burned alive. A relief the Polish permitted this monument with the star of david (magen david).
Written September 29, 2019
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peter l
Golden, CO177 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Grand Synagogue is one of countless Jewish sites that was desecrated by the Nazis. In the case of the Bialystok Synagogue, it was burned by the Nazis with about 2000 Jews inside. The twisted steel from the dome is on display along with a moving memorial
Written November 7, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Commemorating the Red Friday massacre of 2000 Jewish believers who were burnt alive in their synagogue by the Nazis in 1941. Not only the facts about the massacre are shocking, but also that so little was done to pay respect to the victims.

The monument erected at a spot where once the Grand Synagogue stood, dates from 1995 and was a result of efforts by Bialystok's Jewish survivors from all over the world. It shows what looks like the remnant of an iron frame of a cupola (the Grand Synagogue had a Byzantine style cupola) sitting on a star of David. It is difficult to find (ask older people in the surroundings) as it is tucked away amidst modern apartment blocks.and a parking lot. It looks like the post-war communist city authorities treated the whole area as just a space for new urban development.

Most of the estimated 60,000 Bialystok Jews were murdered by the Nazis. Only a couple of hundred survived.
Written June 25, 2018
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DannyDDD
Arizona31 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
The 500 rhinestone collar on the Kantor' s tallis was not what I am used to.
The choir and director/conductor was also unexpected.
We were told it was going to be a Orthodox service. It was not.
It was good. But it was not my style of service.
Would I go back?
Yes, I would.
Written January 22, 2018
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Adam G
Warsaw, Poland33 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
A place to visit. Although rather modest inside (no reach gold ornaments etc) it keeps a real spirit of old Jewish religion and culture. Audio guide - which is very well prepared - is a must!
Written September 7, 2017
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