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Buildings of Jewish Institutions Destroyed by Nazis Are Restored

Jews in Germany yesterday marked the restoration of a number of Jewish institutions and buildings destroyed by the Nazis or in air raids during the war.

In East Berlin, a synagogue destroyed by the Nazis in 1938 and rebuilt within the last four months was dedicated. On the site of the former Wiesbaden Synagogue razed by the Nazis in the November 1938 pogroms, the city administration has erected a memorial which was dedicated by the mayor and a representative of the Hesse provincial government.

In the ancient town of Rothenburg, near Nuremburg, where no Jews live now, the city has restored an ancient structure known as the “Jews’ Dance House.” The building, which has been declared a national monument, was built in 1209 as one of many meeting places of the “guilds” in the town. It was partially destroyed in an air raid in 1945.