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Orientation to the east and a separate female and male world. What is typical of synagogues?

The Trenčín Synagogue is one of the most remarkable works in Slovakia from the beginning of the 20th century. However, synagogues can be found in many other cities and states. It is true that each of them is unique and original. For example, in China you can see synagogues with pagoda roofs, in Oriental countries they resemble mosques, in Europe Romanesque or Gothic churches. Synagogues are diverse and their architecture often reflects the specifics of a given part of the world. You would not find two identical Jewish temples in Slovakia either. But what unites them?

 

We will be part of an unique publication

The Trenčín Synagogue is one of the buildings that will be part of an important publication. Hungarian Museum of Architecture in Budapest currently works on it. His representatives visited the Trenčín synagogue this week to document it photographically. "We are preparing a publication about synagogues in the former Kingdom of Hungary. It will include three synagogues in Slovakia, in Lučenec, Košice and Trenčín, "said art historian Ágnes Ivett Oszkó. They plan to release the work later this year.

 

We remember International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day was declared by the UN General Assembly on 1. November 2005. The date to commemorate the millions is 27. January. It was on that day in 1945 that the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp. By the time the troops entered it, they found 7,600 prisoners who had survived the horrors of the concentration camp.

 

Trenčín will be the European Capital of Culture in 2026

The synagogue is one of the key partners of a project. The valuable victory of Trenčín comes at a time when culture is going through an extremely difficult period.

 

The head of the international jury, Paulina Florjanowicz, announced the decision on Friday, 10. December, shortly after 4 p.m. The city of Trenčín received the title of European Capital of Culture 2026. This happened after almost two years of intensive training and two selection rounds. Apart from Trenčín, Nitra and Žilina also competed in the final eight places.

 

The Trenčín Synagogue is temporarily green, so we support the conference about climate change

The Presidential Palace, Comenius University, Bojnice Castle, but also the synagogue in Trenčín have temporarily changed the color of their lighting. In this way, buildings supported the UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, which began in Glasgow on Sunday 31 October. Leaders from around the world, including those from Slovakia, will negotiate ambitious goals to save the planet.

Vyhlasujeme verejnú zbierku na obnovu trenčianskej synagógy

The Trenčín Synagogue experienced a historic moment in 2020 - it was included among the monuments that were supported by EEA Grants and the state budget. However, the funds obtained will not be enough for the complete reconstruction of this more than 100-year-old building. The total amount of eligible costs is one million euros, but thanks to the "Norwegian" project, we can only restore about half of the interior.