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Title Choral (Great) Synagogue in Poltava
Related place Poltava (Ukraine) - related place
Original Library/publisher אוסף המרכז לאמנות יהודית - Center for Jewish Art Collection
Creation Date 1998
Citation Note Ukraine
Poltavs'ka obl.
10 Gogolia St.
Content Ashkenazi
Format print.
Host Item CJA Jewish Architecture-8001-A160723
Description According to the memoirs of Genrikh Sliozberg, describing he situation in the mid-19th century, "walls and ceiling in the interior were painted with sacred emblems and inscriptions." The hall was lighted by a large chandelier. The Torah ark was richly decorated. A "large staircase with carved and gilded railings" led to a podium in front of the ark. See Genrich Sliozberg, Dela minuvshikh dnei, vol. 1 (Paris, 1933), cited according to V.E. Kelner (ed.), Evrei v Rossii, XIX vek (Moscow: NLO, 2000), p. 256. The Great Synagogue and all it TOrah scrolls were burnt in 1911 (Hamodia, no. 27, 21.4.1911). The scolls were buried in the Jewish Cemetery, while the synagogue was subsequently restored. It was closed by the Soviet authorities in 1923.
Language No linguistic content
Identifier CJA Jewish Architecture-8001-A160723
System Number 997003744560405171

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