road is part of the boundary of the ghetto
abandoned within the ghetto
restaurant and inn serving all townspeople
side of house connected to arch
archway to back garden
The deputy mayor lived in the synagogue with his family after the Shoah until he renovated the house next door where he now lives.
Ten commandments removed
Abattoir for both Jews and Christians. Christians not permitted to slaughter meat. Notice the hook used to lower the animal to the workroom below.
Cemetery for the ghetto some distance from the town including washing house
on a hill not easily accessible
houses in ghetto frequently attached
used by ghetto now called the Jewish Pump and recently restored
archival photo eagerly shared by the deputy mayor of town, who kept a scrapbook of all things Jewish
old map shared by deputy mayor
deputy mayor’s house in the ghetto
may have been used as a mikvah
former home of Jewish resident
Jews and Christians lived together in this prosperous town.
now used as a cultural center
Ten Commandments removed by the Nazis, recovered after the Communists left and restored.
gallery repurposed by a floor covering the opening to the sanctuary.
orignal staircase to women’s gallery
stage replaced the bimah
photo of original sanctuary supplied by town archivist
photo of looted synagogue after WWII supplied by town archivist
photo of original second synagogue converted to a restaurant. Photo supplied by town archivist
photo of reconstructed synagogue. Photo supplied by town archivist
Second section of graves
Grassy area set aside for the future generations. Remains vacant.
cemetery located a few miles from ghetto on a steep hill
now a private home
side by side houses forming the eruv
garden behind houses
garden, now a patio
water pump in front of synagogue
probably rabbi’s house
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Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis