Kaiserslautern Synagogue Monument

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Kaiserslautern Synagogue Monument

Kaiserslautern Synagogue Monument
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ghazalefb
Ratingen, Germany346 contributions
The monument is not sth special
Oct 2020 • Solo
I did not read about this monument. Just I had a stop there and saw it. It is not a special monument for me and was just two pillars.
Written 18 October 2020
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Sid
Kaiserslautern, Germany17 contributions
Great tribute
Jun 2019
This memorial/monument tells the story of I believe 89 K-town Germans who were executed during the Holocaust. At each corner of the site are exhibits. Look through the 3-D exhibit and you will see a 3 Dimension of what the Synagogue used to look with all its beauty and awe. This of course is a free exhibit and a definite stop.
Written 18 January 2020
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Melissa T
Denver, CO27 contributions
Neat
Sep 2019
This is a neat monument. We just happened upon it and didn't know what it was. You can look through the spectacles at different locations around the square and see what the beautiful synagogue used to look like when it was there. It's free.
Written 12 September 2019
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Jeanb1561
Newport News, VA42 contributions
A Little Piece of History
Jul 2018 • Friends
While visiting a friend in downtown Kaiserslautern we stopped to see this gem. All that’s left of the synagogue is two pillars. In a parklike setting there are the areas with binoculars type viewing glasses so that when you look through them you can see an artists version of what the synagogue looked like prior to the bombing in World War II. It’s a small park that can easily be missed, but worth a stop and see if you are in the area!
Written 22 July 2018
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samcat407
NYC20 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2018 • Couples
Seeing the names of some of the Jewish citizens from Kaiserslautern who were killed in the Shoah really brings the story home. Looking through the binoculars that have vivid images of the synagogue from different angles both interior and exterior shots told a story.
Written 10 July 2018
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TravelKitty66871
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany59 contributions
Interesting Artistic Approach
Jul 2016 • Couples
Don't just drive or walk or bike past the ruins... it's more than just rocks! Look in the pedestals and see the ruin for what it was, artistic renditions of what the interior and exteriors actually looked like from their respective angles. And no admission fee required! Imagine that!
Written 14 March 2017
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HollyBerryElf
Weilerbach, Germany633 contributions
Fascinating piece of histoty
Jul 2016 • Couples
Driving by you may not realize what the ruins are ... lots of ruins in Germany. But get out and look through the stereoscopes to see what the Synagogue looked like at its height. Kaiserslautern had a sizeable Jewish population before WW2. This Synagogue was destroyed earlier in the 30's that many others due to a German pride/nationalist parade that marched down the main street in front of the Synagogue.... was not politically correct to be have a march that was Pro-German/anti-Jewish going by a large, impressive Synagogue.
Written 12 July 2016
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JDB1958
Watertown, NY154 contributions
Well worth a stop!....One of the more interesting uses of virtual reality I have seen in Europe
Mar 2016 • Friends
Saw the one review posted previously and wandered down from my hotel. The marked stone, which can is your marker from the sidewalk, and the prominent partial arch, which can be seen from the street, make this memorial easily found. The names of those killed or deported can be found carved on the backside of the arch.

But the most interesting element is the use of multiple binocular stands, with virtual reality constructions of both the inside and the exterior of the former Synagogue. It gives an excellent sense of what once stood their and what was lost at the hands of the National Socialist Party in 1938. We have few memorials of what Kristallnacht--the night of broken glass--did, when the Nazi's destroyed numerous Jewish homes, shops, and synagogues--in what can only be described as the precursor to pure evil--the final solution.

Highly recommend a stop here to see and reflect on it all.
Written 20 March 2016
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EvaF2Eva
Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,713 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2016 • Solo
I passed this place many times since I moved to Kaiserslautern, I noticed ruins of a gate, but it didn't attract my interest too much. Only after recommendation by friend of mine I focused more. And I found this place to be very interesting.You can learn here about former synagogue in Kaiserslautern and its history. In several binoculars placed there you will see historical pictures of the building from outside and inside, so you can imagine how this place looked like before it was destroyed during the Crystal Night.
Written 5 March 2016
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