Germany Wants to Rebuild a Synagogue Destroyed on Kristallnacht. Here Is Why It Shouldn't

Politicians, members of the Jewish community and activists in Hamburg seek to rebuild the once importnat Bornplatz Synagogue which the Nazis destroyed. But there's a good reason to keep the square empty

Galit Noga-Banai
Galit Noga-Banai

Over 80 years after its destruction, the Bornplatz Synagogue is now the subject of debate in Hamburg. The synagogue, which was dedicated in 1906, was once the largest and most magnificent in northern Germany. It was damaged on Kristallnacht, and razed a year later.

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