Reichshoffen Synagoge


This building, dating back to the very end of the Second Republic (1852), is the successor to an ancient schüle” (house of study and prayer in Judeo-Alsatian) of the 18th century which had become too small. This large synagogue has not been used as such since the death of its last cantor in 1967. Its architecture, the work of Albert Haas, is a rare and unique example in Alsace of the transition between the old hidden synagogues of the Ancien Régime (Kingdom of France) and the more ostentatious buildings that became the markers of the emancipation and integration of the Jews during the 19th century.

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