[17.03.2019 12:56 UTC] Ian Willoughby
Brno synagogue remembered on 80th anniversary of torching
People in Brno on Sunday marked the 80th anniversary of the burning down of the Moravian capital’s Great Synagogue shortly before Adolf Hitler arrived in the city. Around 100 people laid flowers and lit candles at the spot where the synagogue had stood on the corner of the streets Spálená and Přízova.
The building was completed in 1855 and had a capacity for over 1,000 worshippers. It was burned down on the night of March 17, 1939 by Brno Nazis, evidently as a “gift” to Hitler, the Czech News Agency wrote.
Český rozhlas 7 - Radio Praha, Vinohradská 12, 120 99 Praha 2, Česká Republika tel: +420-2-2155 2931–7, fax: +420-2-2155 2903
© Copyright 1996-2020 Radio Prague, All Rights Reserved