Sweden

Norrköping

Synagogue of Norrköping

Norrköpings synagoga, Tunnbindaregatan 35, 602 21 Norrköping, Suède

Synagoggue of Norrköping. Photo by Thuresson – Wikipedia

At the end of the 18th century, with the emancipation of the Jews in the country, the city of Norrköping, like Goteborg and Stockholm, hosted its first synagogue, built by Jacob Marcus. Another place previously hosted Jewish ceremonies.

The current  synagogue was built in the mid-19th century by architects Edvard Meden and Carl Stal. Due to the decline of the city’s Jewish population, the synagogue rarely hosts events, mainly major festivals.

Anti-Semitic acts do not spare small towns like Norrkoping. In 2018, a bag with a Star of David containing anti-Semitic leaflets and soap was placed in front of a venue hosting a Holocaust exhibition.