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“On the left is a picture of my grandfather, Naftali Deutsch, born in Munkacs, an area which is now Ukraine, holocaust survivor, veteran of the War of Independence of Israel (1948) and author of “A Holocaust survivor in the footsteps of his past”. On the right is a picture of […]
The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica.
The Brodsky Choral Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was built in the Romanesque Revival style resembling a classical basilica. The synagogue was built between 1897 and 1898. It was designed by Georgiy Shleifer. A sugar magnate and philanthropist Lazar Brodsky financed its construction. The building was […]
“It was around the time of the First World War,” said Miriam, “when a group of evil bandits came to town.”
“Pogroms were quite common in Zaporozhe, Ukraine during those years. When they entered the synagogue, they found an old, pious-looking man deep in prayer. They grabbed him by his beard and dragged him through the streets of the town.” “Four days later, he died from the wounds. His family […]