More than six decades after Nazi forces and their sympathizers destroyed the New Synagogue of Konigsberg during the Kristallnacht series of pogroms in November 1938, Jewish residents of the renamed city of Kaliningrad are planning to rebuild the 1896 edifice on the same spot where it once stood.
Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi David Shvedik, the Russian city’s chief rabbi, estimates that it will take two years to build the new facility, and he already has plans to add a school, nursery and community center to the completed structure.
And while city officials view the project in terms of granting the Jewish community a permanent place to pray and meet, locals such as Oxana Leschinskaya stress that for them, the synagogue means much more.
“An integral part of Jewish heritage has been passed to us by previous generations,” said Leschinskaya, 27. “This is a new stage in the revival and development of Jewish life in our region.”
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