Trencin Synagogue
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Trencin Synagogue

Jewish German architect Richard Scheibner fused Art Nouveau and Byzantine influences into his design for Trencin Synagogue, employing reinforced concrete to construct a huge central dome. The internal space is impressive and was once highly decorated but sadly most of the fixtures and fittings have gone. Unfortunately the interior was whitewashed but recent paint tests have revealed that much of the decorative paint scheme survives. A prayer hall, towards the rear of the building still functions as a worship space for the local Jewish community.

Slovakian Jewish heritage has been extremely well-documented by Slovak Jewish Heritage, you can find their impressive website at www.slovak-jewish-heritage.org it includes routes, monuments and a travel guide to the nations Jewish cultural heritage.

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