|Jodensteeg Synagogue, Winterswijk (Maxi-Card) - NETHERLANDS|
Monday, June 23, 2014
Jodensteeg Synagogue, Winterswijk - NETHERLANDS
The second Maxi-Card that Angela sent me has a representation of the Jodensteeg Synagogue on the city of Winterswijk. Like in the other countries of central Europe, Jews in the Netherlands were chased by the Nazis and were often deported and murdered on the concentration camps - when we think of that we almost immediately think of Anne Frank and the fabulous book that should prevent situations like that to repeat in modern civilized world (unfortunately reality proves that human race has no memory and insists in repeating the same mistakes judging a man by its race and/or religion). Thank you so much Angela, I really loved your cards, you're the best! This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
The Winterswijk synagogue was officially reconsecrated in 1951. A second restoration of the synagogue took place between 1982 and 1984. At present, the synagogue is occasionally open for religious services. The two Jewish cemeteries at Winterswijk are maintained by the local authorities. A monument in the Jewish cemetery on the Misterweg is inscribed with the names of Jews from Winterswijk deported and murdered during the war.