France / Alsace


Synagogue of Haguenau

3, rue du Grand Rabbin Bloch haguenau

Synagogue of Haguenau. Photo by Olivier Lévy – Wikipedia

Haguenau has one of the oldest Jewish community of Alsace since the middle-ages. The first synagogue was confiscated during the 1349’s expulsion. When they came back, the Jews built another synagogue rue du Sel. It was renovated after a fire in 1676 and in service until 1820, when the current synagogue was built. Sacked during the Second World War and damaged by a bombing during the Liberation, the synagogue was renovated in 1959.