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Main Synagogue, Vizhnitsa

Main Synagogue, Vizhnitsa

City Vyzhnytsia still considered one of the centers of Jewish Bukovina. The proportion of Jews at the beginning of the 20th century made up 90% of the population. Then 11 functioning synagogues. Main Synagogue - the largest of them, which has been preserved to this day.

History synagogue

Built synagogue was in the middle of the 19th century. World War I greatly affected building - it was burned and devastated entire inter-war period until the 1960s, Soviet authorities reconstructed building, turning it into a house of culture, which it still is. By the way, at the beginning of the independence of Ukraine in population of 3 Jewish family. This is all that remains of the once large and prosperous Jewish community of the city.

What to see

The building is an interesting example of Jewish sacral architecture in Bukovina. Nearby is a small synagogue that Jewish youth attended. Main Synagogue is the dominant building on the central square Vyzhnytsia.

How to reach the synagogue

Main Synagogue is located in the center of the Market Square. To get the most convenient Vyzhnytsia buses from Chernivtsi , Kolomyya and Ivano-Frankivsk .

Hours: recommend to visit during working hours during weekdays.

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