Slovak Jewish Heritage Database

Synagogue in Modra

Item

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Title

Synagogue in Modra

Description

Throughout its history Modra has been a prosperous wine-growing town situated among the vineyards of the Small Carpathian hills. Its German-speaking inhabitants blocked the establishment of a Jewish presence for centuries. A small Jewish community was established here only during the second half of the 19th century. The synagogue, dating from 1902, is located on the southern edge of the historical part of the town, in the line of the town’s original fortification walls. The character of the building remains legible: a tri-partite façade vertically divided by lesenes and topped by an arched molding. Modern windows have replaced the historical round-arched fenestration and most of its decorative details have disappeared. The postwar owners completely altered the interior. The synagogue currently serves as a studio for an artist from Bratislava.

Coverage

Súkenícka 41, Modra

Date

1902

Collection

Citation

“Synagogue in Modra,” Slovak Jewish Heritage Database, accessed May 23, 2024, https://database.slovak-jewish-heritage.org/items/show/10.

Geolocation